Malcolm Evans, Forest Hills (MS) High School, has such a unique skill set to go along with his size that he has started to draw comparisons to a few former NBA players.
InsideTheDawgPound caught up with Evans' AAU coach Omhar Carter for information on Evans game and his recruitment.
Carter has known Evans since the 6th grade.
"Malcolm is great to be around and a lot of fun to coach," Carter said. "He is a good student, willing to listen, and work hard in the classroom. He loves to draw."
Carter glowed about Evans off the court and had plenty things to say about his play on the court.
"He is a legit 6-foot 8 and is a guard," Carter said. "He has a 7-foot 4 wingspan, is agile, can shoot it from the outside, and is very athletic. He moves well without the ball. I mean he is a freak of nature. A lot of people have said that he reminds them of Tracy McGrady. He is very athletic, can put it on the floor, and he defends. He can be a shut down defender with his length and it is very difficult to shoot over him."
With those attributes, Evans has drawn interest and offers from some big names in college hoops.
Carter listed St. John's, UNLV, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Ohio State, West Virginia, and Butler as having expressed interest in Evans.
MBA and Evans will be on the road in July.
"In July we will be in Indianapolis for the Adidas VIP and Las Vegas for the Adidas 64," Carter said.
While in Indianapolis, Carters team may swing by Butler for a quick visit.
"It is a possibility when we get down there, but we will probably just take the team by and see the school," Carter said. "Visit and see what it is like."
After the AAU season, Evans may not be done traveling. Evans currently plays for Forest Hills High School in Mississippi, Coach Carter told IDP that Evans may be on the move to a different state and mentioned Cordia High School near Hazard, KY or a couple other schools as possible destinations.
No matter where Evans goes, college coaches are sure to follow and continue recruiting the talented sophomore.