Reggie Evans Bio: Career, Charities & Net Worth

Reggie Evans, an American professional basketball player who plays for the Big 3 League, is known for being the team’s defense wall.

Evans is the best player in the history of the BIG3 League and ranks as no. 1 in all the categories. 

Evans is famous for his agility, rebounding techniques, and the game he brings in the match. He is a celebrity basketball player.

Reggie Evans
Reggie Evans (Source: ESPN)

Among the many basketball players born in America, Evans ranks 620, which is enormous considering the number of players. 

This article provides information on Evans’s career, net worth, family, etc. So, don’t miss out on reading the full article.

Let’s look at some quick facts about Evans. 

Quick Facts

Full NameReginald Jamaal Evans
Birth DateMay 18, 1980  
Birth PlacePensacola, Florida
Age42 years old
NicknameNot Available
ReligionChristian
NationalityAmerican
EducationWoodham High School, Pensacola
HoroscopeTaurus
Father’s NameN/A
Mother’s NameJanie
SiblingsThree
Height6 ft 8 in (2.03m)
Weight245 lb (111kg)
BuildAthletic
Shoe Size16 U.S.
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
LeagueNBA
Playing Years2002-2015 
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJoi Evans
ChildrenThree
ProfessionBasketball Player
PositionPower Forward
Currently Playing ForBig 3 
Net Worth$5 Million
Career Highlights & Awards
  • Represented USA in Men’s Basketball
  • Gold medal in FIBA U21 World Championship
  • Big Ten Tournament MVP (2001)
  • Honorable Mention All-American (2001)
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter
Merch Trading Card
Last UpdateDecember, 2022

Reggie Evans: Early Life, Family & Education

On May 18, 1980, Reggie Evans was born in Pensacola, Florida.

There is no information about his Father. Growing up, Evans has his mother Janie around him but not his Father. Evans’s Father was imprisoned for selling drugs. Thus, he has no memory of his Father. 

Evans was born and raised in Pensacola with three siblings. His childhood was not as expected as those of others, as being from a low-income family. Janie, his mother, struggled to provide food and shelter for her children. It was tough for her to even provide for their basic needs.

Drugs and criminal activities were rising in his town, and Evans was also influenced by it. Because of these, Evans fell into the trap. He started to sell drugs under the name “slim.” 

Evans used to make a certain amount from the deals and provide for his family. It helped in fulfilling basic needs. But his job as a drug dealer did not last long as his cousin got arrested. And Evans was shocked by the event. Soon he realized that it was a risky job, and he could get imprisoned for it. 

Eventually, Evans left the job and focused on his high school. His focus shifted toward basketball during his high school days. He attended Woodham High School in Pensacola, Florida, and his journey as a basketball player started. 

Evans joined Coffeyville Community College for the first two years of college and moved to Iowa for the final two years. 

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Reggie Evans: Career

College Career

Evans joined Coffeyville Community College in 1998 for two years. Then, in 2000, he transferred to Iowa University. He played in the final years of his college.

Evan got the titles of Big Ten Tournament MVP in 2001, second-team All-Big Ten in 2002, and Honorable Mention All-American in 2001 during his college days. 

Professional Career

The Seattle Supersonics picked Evans in 2002. He has the best rebounds and got in the top 10 for two seasons. Evans got the ninth position in rebounds in NBA. In 2006, his performance was not good as usual, but he could beat his teammates. 

On December 6, 2005, Evans was out of the match against New York Knicks. He was made to take a steroid test by the officials. The officials questioned Evans’s past, but he came out clean on the test. 

On February 23, 2006, Evans was exchanged to the Denver Nuggets. Nuggets gave him plenty more minutes than the Sonics.

In 2006, Evans faced an accident with Chris Kaman of the Los Angeles Clippers as he hit Kaman’s private part in an attempt to defend. There were no assault charges on Evans, but he was fined $10,000, and the accident was named flagrant foul. 

On September 10, 2007, Evans was exchanged to the Philadelphia 76ers. 

The 76ers gave Evans a power forward position in the 2007-2008 NBA season. Evans played more games in the 76ers than in the Nuggets. 

On June 9, 2009, Evans was picked by the Toronto Raptors. Unfortunately, Evans could not play for the Raptors till February 10, 2010, due to a foot injury. 

Evans was back in the game by November 24, 2010, against the Philadelphia 76ers and led the Raptors to victory, scoring his first career-high of 22 rebounds and 12 points. 

On December 22, 2011, Evans committed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. He played more than 56 games.

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After 2012 

On July 11, 2012, Evans was picked by the Brooklyn Nets. Evans was caught in a foul play during the match against the Los Angeles Lakers on November 21, 2012. He was fined for his actions.
The Nets gave Evans a second chance in place of another injured teammate. He scored 22 points and 26 rebounds in the match against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 27. The Nets won the game with 111-93 points.

Evans playing for the Nets
Evans is playing for the Nets (Source: sportskeeda.com)

Evans’s teammate complained to the coach about his offensive end on the court. This incident left a mark on Evans’s mindset, and he took that as his inspiration. He practiced day and night to polish his offensive side on the floor.

On February 19, 2014, Evans was exchanged to the Sacramento Kings by the Brooklyn Nets.

In the 2014-15 season, Evans played 9 games for the Sacramento Kings. He displayed a great game as a center, and the team was shocked to see such a performance despite his absence in previous games. 

Evans scores 17 points and 20 rebounds against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first half. He brought hope to the team, but in the end, the Kings lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 97-85.

In 2017, Evans signed with Killer 3’s of the BIG3 basketball league. He played for a year on the team.

In 2018, Evans transferred to 3 Headed Monsters of the BIG3 basketball league.

Awards & Achievements

  • Represented USA in Men’s Basketball
  • Gold medal in FIBA U21 World Championship
  • Big Ten Tournament MVP (2001)
  • Honorable Mention All-American (2001)

Reggie Evans: Wife & Kids

Evans is married to Joi Evans. He first met her in Iowa during his college days. Soon they started dating and tied the knot in 2005.

The duo has three daughters and a son together.

Evans with his kids
Evans with his kids (Source: Instagram)

Evans had a tough childhood, so he is naturally more concerned about his kids. He likes to share family pictures on his social media handles.

Reggie Evans: Age, Height & Weight

Evans is 42 years old basketball player. He has an amazing 6 ft 8 in (2.03m) height and weighs around 245 lb (111kg).

With such athletic body measures, Evans has played excellent basketball. And he is still on the game by maintaining his health through strict diets and workouts and living a healthy lifestyle.

Reggie Evans: Net Worth

Evans has a net worth of $5 million. His earnings include his contracts with the clubs during his basketball career. 

Evans also invests in real estate in different states, which adds to his net worth. He hustles every day to provide his kids a better life which he did not have.

Reggie Evans: Social work, Charity & Donation

Evans has a love and respect for his home town Pensacola. He often talks about his childhood days, struggles, and how he came out of them. 

Evans organizes many charity events in Pensacola and always tries to give back to the community. Growing up, he could not celebrate festivals like Thanksgiving due to his poor background. Now he is looking after families with similar experiences in the area.

So Evans provides Thanksgiving dinner to low-income families and provides food trucks for the houses near his childhood house. In addition, he organizes the annual charity softball game.

Evans organizing annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Evans organizing the annual Thanksgiving Dinner (Source:pnj.com)

Evans organizes the events through “The Reggie Evans Foundation.”

It was established in 2008 to bring change, promote underprivileged areas, and provide essential resources in academic and extracurricular activities for the children in Pensacola, New Jersey, and New York. 

Reggie Evans: Social Media Presence

Evans is active on Instagram and Twitter. The player posts his professional life and achievements on his social media handles. 

Evans also posts about his kids and their time. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When did Reggie Evans join BIG3?

Reggie Evans joined the Big 3 League in 2017. Now he plays for Headed Monsters of the BIG3 basketball league.

Where is the hometown, Evans?

The basketball player was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. He has a house in Pensacola and often spends the summer with his family.

Is Evans still in NBA?

Evans was undrafted from NBA in 2017. Now he plays for the BIG3 League. 

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