Evan Fitzner Biography
Evan Fitzner is a basketball player from San Diego, California who played for St. Mary’s Gaels and transferred to Indiana University to play for the 2018-2019 season which was his redshirt senior year. He was a forward and a three-star recruit that ultimately played under Archie Miller while at Indiana.
- Name: Evan Fitzner
- Position: Power Forward
- Nationality: USA
- Age: 27 years old
- Birthday: January 1, 1996
- Hometown: San Diego, CA
- High School: Francis Parker School (San Diego, CA)
- AAU Team: Double Pump Elite
- Height: 6’11” (210 cm)
- Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
- Seasons: 5 (2014-2018 St. Mary’s, 2018-2019 Indiana)
- Jersey: #55
- NBA Draft: Undrafted
Awards and Accolades
- League MVP of Coastal League (2014)
- WCC all-freshman team (2015)
Evan Fitzner High School Recruiting Profile
Evan Fitzner attended the Francis Parker School in San Diego and played under head coach Jim Tomey. He followed the footsteps of his father who played college basketball for Stanford and was a star for his high school team.
As a high school senior he led the team to a 26-6 record and a conference record of 9-1 with a league championship that year. He was selected to the first-team all-county and he was awarded the league MVP. This year was a vast improvement over the prior season’s 16-12 and a semifinal appearance.
He played for the AAU basketball team Double Pump Elite as well during high school.
He received 11 offers from Division 1 schools including power 5 schools such as California, Colorado, and USC. He ultimately chose to attend St. Mary’s and committed to play for the Gaels on 10/8/13. He was a three-star recruit at the time of graduation.
- 247 Composite Ranking: 3-Star (0.8345)
- Rivals: 3-Star (Unranked)
- ESPN: 71 Rating, NR overall, 42nd Power Forward
Evan Fitzner’s St. Mary’s Career
Evan Fitzner joined the St. Mary’s Gaels for the 2014-2015 season and did not see any game action as a true freshman. He was given redshirt status for the season to grant him an additional year of eligibility.
Over the next three years, Evan started in 75 consecutive games for the Gaels until his redshirt junior year where the streak was snapped.
His redshirt freshman year he averaged 8.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game and shot an impressive .410 from behind the 3-point arc. He scored 14 double-doubles with scoring more than 20 points three times on the season.
Over the next two years, his production decreased from 8.7 to 5.5 and to 5.0 in his third year of playing. He only started in 7 games as a redshirt junior, yet saw action in 31 games.
Evan Fitzner’s Seasons with the Hoosiers
19-16 (8-12 Big Ten)
🏅 NIT Quarterfinals
Indiana University Career Statistics
(Source: Indiana University Athletics)
Evan Fitzner Indiana University Basketball Career
AT the end of his redshirt junior year, Evan decided to enter the transfer portal. There was mutual interest between Archie Miller and the rest of the Indiana coaching staff to add someone such as Fitzner to the team with experience. So Evan took an official visit to Indiana the same night that Romeo Langford committed to the Hoosiers, thus his visit was overshadowed by this announcement.
Evan Fitzner played in 31 games all of which were from the bench for the Hoosiers. He averaged 3.5 points and played 11.5 minutes per game. He was recruited to fill a need that the Hoosiers lacked from previous years, a deep threat. He showed some of this potential early on in the season when he came off the bench against Chicago State and scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting and grabbed six rebounds. His deep-threat potential was not shown during that game, mainly because it was not needed against Chicago State. Glimpses of this potential were seen when the Hoosiers played a strong Marquette team and Fitzner went 4-4 from 3 and Duke when he went 3-3. However, the rest of the season, most of this potential was not seen as he only attempted 55 3-point shots which was a large decrease from his previous 101 average per season.
He left Indiana University after one year under Archie Miller. His sister, Emily Fitzner, was signed by the Hoosier volleyball team as well as a First Team All-American setter.
Evan Fitzner’s Career after Indiana
In July 2019, Fitzner continued his basketball career with the jump to Europe to play for Team FOG Næstved. The team plays in the Basketligaen, which is the highest level of the Danish basketball league.
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