Senior guard Ramar Evans received a release from Maryville University, according to Loyola head coach Tom Livatino.

Livatino said the decision to leave was a result of the Saints hiring Marc Stricker as head coach on April 5. He replaced Kevin Carroll, who spent seven seasons at the helm. Maryville went 9-21 during the 2016-17 season.

“It was not going to be a good fit,” Livatino said. “It was in Ramar’s best interest to re-open his recruiting. This is a good thing.”

Livatino said “about 12” teams have expressed interest in Evans, and he said Evans probably will take some visits next week when Loyola is on spring break. There is no timetable on a decision, according to Livatino.

Evans enjoyed a standout three-year varsity career with the Ramblers. As a senior, he was named to the all-Catholic League team and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association’s Class 3A/4A honorable mention after averaging 13.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 steals. His sixth on the program’s all-time scoring list with 1,044 points.