Nike: Tyreke Evans considering Louisville

Indianapolis, IN -- 6'5 Tyreke Evans is one of the top juniors in the country. That's why Louisville coach Rick Pitino made it a point to pay close attention the 200-pound guard Friday at the Nike All-America Camp. InsideTheVille.com has the latest.

Indianapolis, IN -- Tyreke Evans didn't think he'd be able to play this week at the Nike All-America Camp after spraining his ankle at the Skills Academy last week.

It's a good thing that he is, though, because the 6'4, 200-pound junior is one of the top players in Indianapolis.

"I'm really not supposed to be playing right now, but I'm working on it," Evans said. "Right now it's feeling pretty good. Hopefully, I can continue throughout the rest of camp."

Evans, a talented shooting guard from Aston, PA, is teaming with Louisville commit Martez Walker on the Michigan State team. Though he started slowly on the camps first day, Evans found his groove – and range – Thursday night, nailing multiple three-pointers from deep behind the arch.

It's clear why many of the nation's top college basketball programs are giving heavy pursuit. Evans is strong, can score and has all the tools to become a top flight player at the highest levels.

Which programs are recruiting him the hardest?

"Villanova, North Carolina, Texas, Miami, Louisville, Virginia, Memphis, Illinois, Kentucky," Evans said. "There are a lot of them."

While Evans lists nearly ten big-time schools, it appears the rest of pack will be trying to play catch up to the Tar Heels.

"I've got family in North Carolina," Evans said. "They're always my top (school). Everybody says North Carolina is my school right now, but I just tell people that I'm open right now. But basically where I want to go is North Carolina."

Evans said he'd like to narrow his list and make a decision during his junior year at American Christian High.

"Probably this year," Evan said of his decision time-frame. "I'll probably narrow it down to a top five or a top three. Hopefully I can take time out and make my decision after I go on some visits."

While the Tar Heels are currently out in front, Evans had plenty of good things to say about Rick Pitino's Louisville program.

"Rick Pitino is a good coach," he said. "A lot of guys in his program go to the NBA. So he would be a good coach of mine in college. He teaches guys the fundamentals and that's one thing you need to learn."

Pitino made it a point to watch Evans' closely on Friday, watching intently during both of his games on the camps second day.

How seriously Evans is considering the Cardinals remains uncertain.

"Right now I don't know," he said. "Anybody can be my top school. I'm kind of waiting right now. I'll probably make my decision this year where I want to go."

"I'm looking for a good college coach and a good school that has good education and not just basketball," added Evans. "I just want to make sure I make the right decision for my college home."


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