Evan Hymes To Remain A Saint


Sophomore guard Evan Hymes has informed head coach Jimmy Patsos that he has decided to remain at Siena. Hymes had previously told Patsos he intended on leaving the program in order to transfer closer to home due to health issues concerning his mother.

Via Twitter on Saturday afternoon, Times Union reporter Mark Singelais told of the news.

Hymes had said as recent as Thursday that he was unsure whether he would return and that he intended on taking his time on a decision due to his mother’s upcoming glaucoma surgery this summer.

Hymes is likely to flourish in a more up-tempo run and press style that Patsos brings to Siena.

With Hymes’ announcement, the Saints roster seems to be coming into focus now. With his decision to stay and this week’s news that Lavon Long and Marquis Wright had given their verbal commitments, along with Stephan Jiggetts decision to rescind his commitment, Patsos is left with just one roster spot to fill.

Hymes was the teams 4th leading scorer this season averaging 10.6 points per game, starting 30 of 31 games. He led the team in 3-pointers made with 59.

As a freshman he was named to the MAAC All-Rookie team and the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major All-American team averaging 13.4 points per game and was the team’s leading 3 point shooter making 61 threes (10th in the MAAC). He was a four time MAAC Rookie of the Week and was 4th in the MAAC in assists averaging 3.7 per game.He showed great promise from the start scoring 30 points in his second career game (at Mount St. Mary’s 11/19) – the most by a Siena freshman in 16 years.

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