Lately, I’m getting a whole lot of referral hits from people searching “samantha prahalis boyfriend” via their search engine of choice.

Their searches led them to this post, where all I did was mention the fact in passing. But that was really a post dedicated to the awesomeness that is Sammy Prahalis and her hoops skillz. What you’re reading now is all about the couple!

I’m guessing a lot of people are getting more interested in the adorable couple. And if you’re here looking for info, I’ll just come out and stay that Evan Turner, the soon-to-be NCAA Men’s POY ( 😉 ) is Samantha Prahalis’ boyfriend.

ESPN cut to ET about fiftyeleven times during today’s Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship game. It seemed that possibly the camera crew knew what was up, but the announcers sure as hell didn’t.

Now, this is ESPN we’re talking about. They are very TMZ-like with their sports coverage. Remember how many times we got to see Colt McCoy’s now fiancée during Texas football games, and Tim Tebow’s parents during Florida’s games? If they’d have known that Evan and Sammy were a couple, they so would have run that storyline into the ground during the telecast. You know they would!

So I got a good laugh out of that this afternoon!

But back to the happy couple — since Google sent you here and all — Here’s what you need to know. They are both awesome basketball players for The Ohio State University. Both rock the #21 jersey. And if you’re curious, both have Twitter accounts. [Evan’s Twitter, Sammy’s Twitter]

Want more? Local TV station, ABC6, has a video interview w/ the couple (separately) that you might like.

ETA: Small update for late 2010. Even though they don’t really talk about their private lives, it at least appears the couple is still together even w/ Evan now playing in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers and Sammy remaining at Ohio State for her junior season. She flew into Philly for a night to see Evan’s 1st home game as a Sixer (also his 22nd birthday). I really hope they are still together. Imagine the next generation of bball player OSU could get? Ha!

Last Update: They broke up in December 2010. No more updates here, lol