Former Defensive Player of the Year becomes the Tigers’ inaugural signee under the Poppie era.

Clemson women’s basketball, led by head coach Shawn Poppie, disclosed the signing of Summah Evans on Tuesday. Hailing from Cairns, Australia, the six-foot tall graduate student joins the Tigers after spending two years at Mercer, with her collegiate journey beginning at North Florida.

During her most recent stint at Mercer, Evans showcased impressive statistics, averaging 13.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, while maintaining a shooting accuracy of over 40% from beyond the arc on nearly 100 attempts. These achievements led to her recognition as a Southern Conference All-Conference selection. Additionally, Evans earned the title of Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year for the 2022-23 season. Notably, she achieved three double-doubles and achieved a season-high of 35 points against Samford, shooting 14-20 from the floor, including five three-pointers.

Before her time at Mercer, Evans spent two seasons at North Florida, where she started in 11 games. Among her standout performances was an 18-point game against Lipscomb, resulting in a victory for North Florida in overtime.

Coach Poppie expressed his enthusiasm about Evans’ addition to the team, emphasizing her formidable presence on the court and her positive impact both defensively and offensively. He also commended her character and team-oriented mindset, highlighting her alignment with the program’s values. Poppie eagerly anticipates Evans’ integration into the Clemson family and looks forward to contributing to her growth on and off the court.

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