2006 Profile: Brandon Evans

Brandon Evans is a guy who hasn't gotten a ton of publicity, but the Mid-State Ballerz guard has picked up a couple of offers despite residing under the radar.

Brandon Evans is a guy flying under the radar, but he's gotten plenty of recognition locally and with college coaches.

The Liberty Tech (Tenn.) rising senior guard earned district MVP honors over Willie Kemp and has already received scholarship offers from Virginia Tech and Florida State.

Evans is a big-time athlete who moved to Jackson, Tenn. prior to this past season from Fayetteville, N.C, where he attended Westover High.

``My biggest strength is coming off screens and shooting and also getting to the basket," said the 6-2 ½, 180-pound Evans, who averaged 18 points per game as a junior. "There's always things you can improve and for me, it's getting my release off faster with my outside shot."

The knock on Evans, who plays for Jeremy Shulman's Midstate Ballerz program, is his size. However, it hasn't been much of a factor so far in the spring against elite teams such as D.C. Assault, Michigan Hurricanes and Memphis Pump ‘R Run.

In addition to offers from the Hokies and FSU, Evans, who has a 3.2 GPA and wants to major in engineering, said he's also received interest from Mississippi State, Colorado State, Stanford, Tennessee and Clemson.

``He's a great kid and is real soft-spoken," Shulman said of Evans. "He reminds me of Ben Gordon a little bit. He's very talented, jumps well, is a pure shooter and can defend. Some schools are recruiting him as a combo guard because he handles it well enough and is so athletic."

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