Evans picks Oklahoma State
After narrowing his list of schools to four and taking three official visits, Jawun Evans, Scout’s No. 3 point guard in the 2015 class, settled on his college decision. Evans, a standout at Dallas (Tex.) Kimball, committed to Travis Ford and Oklahoma State on Wednesday morning, his coach and mentor Lamont Simmons informed Scout.com.
“He came up with it because he understood that he’s a 6-foot or under point guard and that’s a rare commodity in the NBA,” Simmons explained. “His thoughts were that Travis Ford was a smaller point guard and he understand that being that you have got be nasty. He thinks he can learn from him and he admires his game from college.”
Evans also took official visits to Illinois and USC. Texas was also on his final list of schools.
“He loved the strength and conditioning program,” Simmons added about Oklahoma State. “He thinks he can develop point guards. Travis is a point guard coach. Being able to go in and have the ball in his hands was big too.”
A five-star prospect, Evans had a big July playing at the Reebok Breakout Classic and with the SC Raptors. Evans has elite speed and gets end-to-end as fast as any point guard in the 2015 class.
“I think he fits well with the high ball screens that will be incorporated,” Simmons said. “Plus them picking up the pace in transition really builds on his strength.”
Evans has gained understanding of the point guard position the past few months. He’s good at breaking down defenders, is a good passer and has a lot of potential as a defender.
With his strong player this summer, Evans moved his way up to the No. 3 at the point guard position and No. 24 overall in the 2015 recruiting class.
Evans joins Junior College big man Igor Ibaka to make up Oklahoma State's current 2015 recruiting class.
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