UNC Makes Its Move for Evans

Prior to Tyreke Evans' visit to Louisville this past weekend, the 6-4, shooting guard received a scholarship offer from North Carolina. Reggie Evans, Tyreke's brother, was on the phone with the UNC coaching staff when the offer was put on the table.

"I talked to the Carolina staff and they said they want him," he said about UNC's interest. "They said that wholeheartedly -- they wanted him early in the game and definitely out at the Peach he put a stamp on it with the bad ankle."

According to Evans, North Carolina stepped up their recruitment after watching Tyreke show toughness this summer. Scout.com's 2nd ranked player played the entire month of July with an injury.

"He played on that ankle and we didn't want him to do it at all, but I guess it was for the best because he was impressing a lot of people with a bad ankle."

With the scholarship offer now on the table, the next step is Evans taking a visit to Chapel Hill. This is something that North Carolina and Evans have discussed, but a date has not been worked out.

"No, not yet," Reggie Evans said. "We have been putting [future] unofficials off for a while because of our season and the situation with the loss of our father. We didn't want to do much. We are going to take an unofficial for a basketball game and see those guys and see Wayne [Ellington] and them play."

Evans and his family did travel to Louisville this past weekend for an unofficial visit. They came away impressed with the coaching staff and fan support.

"I think it was a good visit," Reggie said. "Rick Pitino is Rick Pitino and he's a great coach. They have that staff together just like we thought. The campus looked nice. The atmosphere was good."

Along with North Carolina and Louisville, Evans is also interested in Connecticut, Villanova, Texas and Ohio State. That Aston (Pa.) American Christian standout has plenty of options and is receiving a lot of attention from his top schools.

"It's starting to peak," Evans said of the recruitment. "Going into his junior year, there's a lot of guys that are coming hard. His top teams are coming hard and they respect who he is and they aren't being shy about wanting him."

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