July 22, 2014

Evans considering a free throw change (AUDIO)

Watching Wisconsin Badger forward Ryan Evans shoot free throws this season, it’s

Ryan Evans

Ryan Evans

hard to believe he was an 81% shooter from the charity stripe last season.

Evans is hitting just 40.5% from the line on the season (51 of 126), a 40% difference from a year ago.

The Badgers have been able to get by with Evans in the lineup late in games without having his free throw difficulties kill them, but it’s been a little shaky at times.

Evans has banked free throws (made & missed), and he’s failed to hit the rim 4 times.

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan suggested that Evans try shooting jump shots from the line, so Evans has been working on it in practice.

AUDIO: Ben Brust on Evans shooting FT jumpers :08

AUDIO: Evans says free throw woes have been on his mind all season :14

Wisconsin needs Evans on the floor because he plays very good defense and rebounds as well as anyone on the team.  But he also factors into the offense and is good at drawing fouls and getting to the free throw line.  Now the Badgers need him to make them.

AUDIO: Evans hasn’t decided if he’ll shoot jump shot FT’s :09

We’ll find out Tuesday night when Wisconsin plays host to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Big Ten action at the Kohl Center.