Dwayne Evans (photo/SLU athletics)

Dwayne Evans (photo/SLU athletics)

Saint Louis Billikens basketball star Dwayne Evans has been selected as a finalist for the 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate basketball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 men’s candidates and 30 women’s candidates announced in October. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through March 24. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four and NCAA Women’s Final Four.

Evans has started all 24 games for the Billikens who are 22-2 on the season and he leads the team in scoring, averaging 14.5 points per game and rebounding, 6.3 rpg.

Men’s Basketball Finalists

Doug McDermott, Creighton
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Tim Frazier, Penn State
Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State
Melvin Ejim, Iowa State
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
Dwayne Evans, Saint Louis
Russ Smith, Louisville
C.J. Fair, Syracuse
Patric Young, Florida