November 17, 2009

Men's Hoop Inks Pair of Connecticut Players for 2010-11

Nov. 17, 2009

FAIRFIELD, CT - Sacred Heart University men's basketball coach Dave Bike announced the signing of two Connecticut players to National Letters of Intent for the 2010-11 season. Steve Glowiak of New Britain and Chris Evans of Stamford have both signed to join the Pioneers next season.

Glowiak, 6'2", spent his first two years of high school at Berlin and then transferred to play for his father Stan at New Britain. He averaged 13.4 points per game as a junior last season to help the Golden Hurricanes finish 20-4.

"Steve is a terrific shooter and, being a coach's son, he has a very high basketball IQ and work ethic," says Bike. "A testament to his work ethic is the improvement he's made in the last year. We feel we are getting one of the most improved players in the State of Connecticut, and we believe he'll fit into our style of play nicely."

The 6'2" Evans, a two-sport athlete who also excelled in football, is considered one the top defenders in the State and helped Stamford High School reach the State tournament semi-finals last year. He averaged 21 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists per game as a senior. He is currently doing a post-graduate year at the Taft School in Watertown.

"Chris is a terrific athlete who has the ability to get to the rim and finish," Bike says. "He is a very mature young man who has an appreciation for defense and has excellent leadership skills - things that we have lacked at times."

The Pioneers have worked hard to keep home-grown talent in Connecticut, signing eight players from the State in the last four years.

"Both Chris and Steve are high-character individuals," Bike continued. "We are excited to have them join our program and believe they will represent the team and the University with class and excellence both on and off the court."

The Pioneers have engineered three straight winning seasons and reached the Northeast Conference championship game twice in the last three years. SHU is off to a 2-0 start this season after defeating Lafayette at home on Sunday.