Evans makes a statement
It is not exactly a secret that the point guard crop in 2015 isn't very good. There has been a lot of consternation about the lack of quality floor generals nationwide. During the season Justin Simon asserted himself as a five-star prospect, but behind him there have been some questions, however Jawun Evans could emerge as a clear No. 2 at the position.
On Sunday Evans was excellent for Team Texas. The question with Evans has always been his ability to knock in deep jumpers. While he didn't take a ton of jumpers, Evans did knock in several. Also he showed his elite speed, and again was a disruptive force on defense.
Overall Evans does a lot well, and he has the physical tools to be one of the best point guards in his class. Now he needs to continue to improve as a shooter, keep getting better in terms of his ability to distribute, and prove that he can handle himself against bigger guards, but in a class desperately lacking playmakers from the point guard position, Evans is just that.
2016 bigs emerge
It seems that bigs are lacking across the country, except for in the state of Texas. Always the state seems to produce quality low post options all over the place, and that is definitely proving to be the case in the 2016 class.
Playing with Texas PRO is Jarrett Allen. Allen is a legit 6-foot-9 center with long arms and good athleticism. Right now he struggles some with physicality and he is a bit raw, but the upside is definitely big with Allen. He gives effort, really runs the floor well, and has pretty good hands.
Right now Allen is a bit below the radar, but he has a ton of natural ability, and once he gets into a weight room could emerge down the road.
Along with Allen in the state is Schneider Herard. The Plano (Tex) Prestonwood Christian standout is getting better at a very fast rate. He is every bit of 6-foot-10, built like a Mack Truck, and is beginning to figure things out on the basketball court.
Herard is a good athlete, not great, and has pretty solid hands. Also he will rebound well, and is capable of blocking shots. Herard has only been playing for two years and is just now scratching the surface of what he could become.
Kids like Herard can really improve quickly, so clearly he is one to closely monitor as the spring goes along.