NORMAL — Illinois State guard Keyshawn Evans underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a right shoulder labrum tear with an estimated recovery time of four to six months.
The 6-foot Evans, who will be a junior next season, was a key part of ISU's rotation this past season as the Redbirds won a school-record 28 games and shared the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title for the first time since 1998.
Evans played in all 35 games, starting four. He averaged 5.8 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 19 minutes per game while shooting 38.1 percent from 3-point range. He scored a career-high 16 points against Drake and Evansville.
Injuries limited Evans, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to 10 games as a freshman.
With Paris Lee graduating, Evans is expected to be a contender for the starting point guard spot in the 2017-18 season along with sophomore-to-be Madison Williams and incoming freshman Elijah Clarance.
While Evans will miss summer workouts, he should be ready for the official start of fall practice in October.