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Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina men’s basketball head coach Mark Prosser announced the signing of Nicholas Evtimov for the 2019-20 season on Thursday.

Evtimov joins fellow Catamount signees forward Xavier Cork guard Travion McCray and early signee guard Tyler Harris for the upcoming season in what appears to be a strong recruiting class.

Evtimov is a 6-8 forward from King, N.C. and attended Greensboro Day School playing for longtime head coach Freddy Johnson. Evtimov was a member of a Greensboro Day squad that claimed its third consecutive NCISAA 4-A state championship in February and averaged 11.2 points and 6.2 rebounds during his senior season. In addition to earning All-Piedmont Triad Conference honors, Evtimov was named to HSXTRA.com All-Area second team and was selected to play in the Triad High School All-Star Classic. He played AAU Basketball for Team United and head coach Ed Cooke. Nicholas is the son of former University of North Carolina men’s basketball student-athlete Vassil Evtimov, who played for the Tar Heels from 1996-99.

“Nicholas is a young man that Catamount Nation will fall in love with immediately,” Prosser stated. “He is a great kid and is a relentless worker. He was the missing piece to, what I feel, is a VERY strong recruiting class for our program. Nick brings a high skill level and a motor that will immediately translate to the collegiate level. Not only does Nick have wonderful basketball bloodlines, but he also played for a legendary coach and program with Freddy Johnson at Greensboro Day School. Nicholas also played at a very high level of AAU basketball with Team United and coach Ed Cooke. We are very excited to have Nicholas as part of the family.”

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