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Jawun Evans

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Name: Jawun Evans

School: Oklahoma State

Season: Sophomore

ESPN High School Ranking: 33 (2015)

Birthdate: July 26, 1996 (20)

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas


- Mother LaConya Davis, no father

- Grew up playing against his brother Brandon Davis who was 7 years older

High School: Justin F. Kimball High School


- 2015 Parade All-American

- 2015 McDonald's All-American

- 2015-16 Big 12 Freshman of the Year

Twitter: j3vans1_

Instagram: j3vans1

Height: 5'11.5

Weight: 188

Wingspan: 6'4

Injury History:

- Shoulder injury on Feb 3, 2016 which sidelined him for remainder of season - they lost 9/10 after he left

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- In Freshman season would eat poorly

- Coach challenged him, now he lifts weights and eats properly

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 12.9 PPG

- 4.9 APG

- 4.4 RPG

- 1.1 SPG

- 47% FG

- 48% 3

- 83% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: Through 8 games

- 23.6 PPG

- 5.1 APG

- 3.4 RPG

-48% FG

- 53% 3

- 78% FT


- 1st in free throws made and attempted in the Big 12 in 2016-17

- 1st in points per game, player efficiency rating, and points produced per game in the Big 12 in 2016-17

Position: PG

Greatest Strength: Speed

Greatest Weakness: Size

Athleticism: 7

Aggression: 8

Speed: 8

Strength: 5

Lateral Movement: 6

Basketball IQ: 6

Switchability: 3

3 point shooting: 8

Jumpshot: 8

Ability to finish at the rim: 5

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 7

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 5

Motor: 8

Touch: 7

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 6

Help defense: 8

Steals: 8

Blocks: 4

Pick and Roll: 

- Defensively, Evans is a mediocre defender on the pick-and-roll - sometimes he gets caught up in the screen and trails the play, failing to make a play on the ball when the shot goes up

- Offensively, Evans thrives as the pick-and-roll ball handler, able to create shooting opportunities for himself off the dribble and pullup from anywhere

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Likes using high ball screen to create shots - very good at shooting 3 top of key in rhythm or likes push shot floater in lane

- Can almost always beat man off the dribble, but has to improve floater/midrange game because he has trouble finishing at rim with bigger defenders

- Excels with a fast pace transition style game, but makes some poor decisions forcing shots

- Does well fighting around screens off ball, but has difficulty staying with his man on drives

- Sometimes appears not to try defensively

- Good hands defensively to strip offensive players

Game Analysis: 

 - vs. Connecticut

 - #2 Jalen Adams

- Driving left on fast break good one-handed dish to teammate under hoop

- Catch at 3 point line, hesitation pump and drive - blocked

- Gets beat on drive left

- Uses ball screen to drive right, get into lane, push shot floater misses

- Poor defense - gets beaten on right line drive by Adams for a layin - he is playing way too close to Adams at halfcourt

- Given room with his big brush screening his man, UConn big did not help, and he nailed open 3

- Good job fighting through baseline screen and denying Adams

- Left ball screen top of the key, uses it and hits another 3

- Uses screen to drive right, roller cut off, picks up dribble and drags pivot foot - travel

- Fast break, attacks Adams on right, fouled - FTs 2/2

- In transition, splits the D right to left dribble, floats it midrange - miss

- Pullup deep 2 in transition - terrible shot - miss

- Gets back in transition and strips big man on gather going to hoop

- Frenetic pace - drives back down in transition, sees a lane, goes left towards middle and finishes difficult right handed layin high on the glass 

- Off handoff drives right short corner, missed jumper

- Fouled beyond 3 point line, penalty - FTs 1/2

- Defender reached on pass, drives lane right and hits push shot floater from 10 feet

- Horrible effort defensively - late on closeout to Adams, gets beat and walks toward rim

- Off screen top of key as guard recovering pulls and hits another 3

- Selfish - gets switch on perimeter, takes big into corner, overdribbles with no space and forces a difficult 3

NBA Comparison: Quincy Douby

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 7

Projected Draft Spot: 2nd Round

Opinion: Evans is a good shooter and scorer, but is a poor defender and selfish player. I think he is a volume scorer and don't like his shot selection, but because he is such a good athlete and passer, he has a small shot at becoming a starting NBA PG.