Evans Likely To Take His Time

The only three prospects rated higher than Tyreke Evans are off the board. Evans, Scout.com's No. 4 prospect in the Class of 2008, is probably going to be the No. 1 guy on the board for at least the next few months.

Tyreke Evans is Scout.com's top available prospect and he might stay that way for a long time. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard, ranked No. 4 by Scout.com, is going through the recruiting process at his own pace.

"The signing period is in November and he might skip that one," Evan's brother Reggie told Scout.com this week. "He hasn't seen everything yet. That's what Pops wanted and we're holding up that end of the bargain."

Evans' father died this year and Tyreke and his brothers are honoring his wishes by taking having the prospect take his time and come to a detailed decision. While Evans is likely to let the first signing period go by without a decision, he's actively working on gathering information. Evans' immediate family has been heavily involved in keeping their brother in check and assisting in the gathering of information. However, at the end of the day Reggie Evans made it clear who is making the call on his brother's future.

"It's his decision; we're just guiding the process. That kid has to be the one who lays his head on the bed at night. It's got to be his decision."

The key teams to remember at this point are Louisville, Memphis, Texas, Connecticut and Villanova. The Huskies, Cardinals and Wildcats have had him on campus. Texas and Memphis are about to.

Texas will host him unofficially on Nov. 2. "Memphis may be an official visit right after that and he may want to go back and see Louisville before he makes his official visit."

Louisville had him on campus last year and Evans made want a fresher look before coming to a decision. "Louisville's visit was last year and that's kind of unfair to them so we may need to go see them again."

Reggie Evans couldn't have made one point any more clear: one of the biggest factors with his brother's college choice is winning.

"The single most important thing to Tyreke is to make sure there's a surrounding cast around him to win an NCAA championship. He doesn't want to try and struggle and be King Kong. In college you have to have great players around you to win the national championship.

"It's not all about Tyreke trying to springboard himself into the limelight. He wants people to see that he's a winner and can get ready for the next level. It ain't about him trying to be King Kong."

To sum it all up: Evans will be on the campuses of Texas and Memphis in November, he may take other trips during the season and we're getting a sense that he'll be a late signee.


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