Bainbridge commits to join Ashland men's basketball program

Allen Moff
Record-Courier
Evan Bainbridge

Former Stow High School star Evan Bainbridge announced on social media Monday afternoon that he has verbally committed to join the Ashland men's basketball program. Bainbridge played at Kent State the past two seasons, then entered the transfer portal last month looking for “a fresh start.”

“It just felt like the right fit,” said Bainbridge, when asked about choosing Ashland. I liked the school, the coaches, the players, everything just made it feel like it was the right choice.”

Ashland, a Division II program, finished 15-9 last season and captured the first GLIAC Tournament championship in program history. The Eagles then won their NCAA Regional opener before falling in the semifinals.

Bainbridge, a 6-foot-9 forward, averaged two points and 1.2 rebounds per game in 13 contests last season for the Golden Flashes. He started Kent State's last two games in place of First Team All-Mid-American Conference forward Danny Pippen, who was unavailable to play for unspecified reasons, and produced 15 points and 10 rebounds.