MDC: Tyreke Evans Spotlight

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-– At the King James Shooting Stars Event in Akron, Tyreke Evans excelled by shooting jumpers off the dribble. One the first day of the Nike Memorial Day Classic he showed that he has more weapons in his arsenal.

In his game against the Miami Tropics, Evans persistently went to the basket and had a number of nice finishes at the rim. His great handle, athleticism and craftiness help him get by defenders and get into the lane.

The difference between the Evans at King James and the Evans at the Memorial Day Classic is he isn't taking what the defense is giving him; he's taking what he wants and that's going to the rack.

"Guys like to back off of me and make me take the jump shot," he said after his game against the Miami Tropics. "I think I should go to the rack more instead of settling for the jump shot."

Evans is also a very good rebounder. At 6-5, with a proportionately long wingspan, possesses an advantage over a lot of guards at his position and he uses that to his advantage by hitting the glass.

After the game Evans talked recruiting and said he's in no hurry to make a decision, and he definitely wants to take some visits next year. It's also no surprise that he's hearing from all the high majors.

"I got pretty much everybody on me," Evans claimed. "I haven't decided where I want to go yet. I got couple of schools North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Louisville, Villanova, UConn, Miami there are a lot of them."

As he has stated before, playing time and making an immediate impact will be the two biggest factors.

"I want to make my choice so I can go in and play as a freshmen and have a good year. I'm looking forward to making my choice, whatever college I go to."

His AAU team, Team Final, won both of their pool play games Saturday, but it wasn't easy. They just got by Team Stat in the morning and beat the Tropics by a handful of points in the evening game.

On Sunday at 1 p.m. Team Final will play against Team Melo, who has top-10 talent, Donte Green.

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