The 18-year old was drafted to Brisbane at pick four in the pre-season AFL Rookie Draft. Under AFL guidelines after Round 11 clubs can nominate a ‘mid-season nominated’ rookie. The rookie can play for the rest of the season regardless of how many players are on the club’s list.
Evans, recruited from the Bendigo Pioneers, was rewarded for consistent form in the NEAFL. He is the 174th player to represent the merged Brisbane Lions since 1997 and the 1423rd player to represent the Club (Fitzroy and Bears).