Juco Star Finds ACC Home

Shooting star Tyree Evans is headed for the ACC. The well-traveled Richmond native picked an ACC power over a Pac-10 leader on Tuesday.

Tyree Evans, a former Top 100 standout from Richmond, committed to the Maryland Terrapins this week. The Motlow State (Tenn.) Junior College product averaged 23 points per game and has been nominated for the first-team juco all-american squad.

A one-time Cincinnati pledge, Evans has bounced to various junior college and high school programs. However, he sounds like a young man who appreciates his final chance.

"It's been a long ride for me with ups and downs," Evans told Scout.com.

"I'm starting to appreciate school. You only have one life to live and one time to get a good education. It's about the decisions you make. Everybody makes wrong decisions when you're young and everyone has their own ways of messing up. It's not even, (the city of) Richmond it's when you're young you don't think. I can speak on that; I've been in the situation. Sometimes stuff happens and you're at the wrong place at the wrong time."

Evans was recruited by the Terrapins and Arizona Wildcats. For him, picking Maryland meant finding a place to call home.

"That's it, right there. It's a home away from home and you can't beat it. I've known a couple guys on the staff for a while and I think that's the spot for me. It's like a second family."

The Terrapins scored a deadly outside shooter with a quick trigger from behind the line. A prolific scorer in high school, getting buckets is the main component of his resume.

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