Cal Poly's Eversley says he's signed to play in Malaysia

sports@thetribunenews.comJune 24, 2014 

Chris Eversley is lifted up by teammates and fans storming the court after Cal Poly beat Cal State Northridge in the Big West Conference championship game in March to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time at the Division I level.

TRACEY ROMAN

Cal Poly forward Chris Eversley, a recent graduate and the face of the men’s basketball team’s miracle run to the NCAA Tournament this past March, announced he will be taking his talents overseas to start his professional career.

Eversley wrote on Twitter that he has agreed to play for the Kuala Lumpur Dragons, a Malaysian-based team that plays in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Basketball League.

“Thank you everyone in SLO for being supportive for the last 4 years,” he wrote Tuesday evening.

“Officially a member of the Kuala Lumpur Dragons!”

The 6-foot-7, 229-pound power forward from Chicago averaged a team-high 13.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in his senior year and was an all-Big West second-team honoree.

Eversley was the emotional catalyst as the Mustangs knocked off the two top seeds in the Big West Tournament to spark an improbable four-game win streak that ended in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

He’s also no stranger to playing basketball on the other side of the Pacific.

Following the loss to No. 1 seeded Wichita State, Eversely took part in a nine-game, two-week trip through China as a member of a touring United States Basketball Academy team.

According to the Dragons website, the ABL regular season runs from July 16 to October 26 and features teams from five countries — Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore.

The team has yet to announce the signing.

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