Heels in Close Contact with Evans

An injured ankle tried to hold Tyreke Evans back this summer, but it couldn't stop him from showing coaches that he's among the top players in his class. Since the end of the summer circuit, schools have begun vying for position.

While North Carolina has always been high on Evans list, the Tar Heels have yet to come forth with a scholarship offer. However, the 6-foot-5 Aston (PA) American Christian product said that the Tar Heels have been in close contact with him.

"Actually I got a call from [North Carolina] today but I missed it, it was from their assistant coach. I'm going to call him back later," Evans said Wednesday afternoon. "They just tell me that they are really interested in me."

Since the evaluation period ended Evans has heard from North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, Texas, Villanova, Illinois, Louisville and Memphis.

"Basically, everybody is coming after me right now," he said. "But right now it's open."

Evans said that some schools have tried to set up visits, but the only one he knows for sure, is a scheduled trip to Louisville.

"I talked to Rick Pitino and they are trying to set up a visit. I think in September."

The Cardinals are one of just a few teams that have already extended a scholarship offer to Scout.com's top ranked player.

"I think just one or two have [offered a scholarship], most of them have just been calling and telling me to stay and touch and that they are looking forward to recruiting me."

In hindsight, Evans had a solid summer, but a sprained ankle at the Nike Skills Academy sidelined him from the NBA Players Association camp and forced him to play hurt at the Nike All-American Camp.

"I think I had an okay summer this year," Evans said. "I could have done better, though. Once I sprained my ankle it held me down a couple of games at Nike camp. I think I played pretty good especially out at Peach Jam. In Vegas I could have done a little better but overall it went pretty good."

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