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Heshimu Evans lands coaching job in Kentucky


After a very long and successful career playing basketball, Heshimu Evans has graduated to the coaching side of the game and he is doing it locally here in Kentucky.

East Jessamine High School announced today that it has hired the former Wildcat national champion to join its girl basketball staff. Evans moved back to the Lexington area following his pro career to make it his new and permanent home. This job is a great way for him to get back involved in the community while keeping his basketball expertise in play and as a part of his career.

And for what it’s worth, Evans told us earlier this year that “Heshimu” does not mean “Warrior.” Sorry.

Congrats, Heshimu!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 responses to “Heshimu Evans lands coaching job in Kentucky”

  1. Sentient Third Eye

    If I’m not mistaken, “heshimu” means “respect” or “honor” in Swahili. I remember looking it up when Heshimu played here.

  2. ClutchCargo

    So, Heshimu doesn’t mean warrior? Whaaaa… i have to question everthing I have ever believed now. Did WCS at least play HS football?

  3. henderblue

    Was Anthony Davis really 6’0 as a high school freshman?😮

  4. Eazy

    Loved Heshimu! He was a great player. Underrated in UK lore. Glad to see him and E Diddy (another favorite) back in Lexington.