Jawun Evans is still getting acclimated to the big city and Texas culture after transferring from Legacy Charter (SC) to Dallas Kimball this summer.
But when it comes to the hardwood, everything feels the same. The 2015 point guard has already begun working out with his new teammates and has lofty goals for his junior season following a stellar sophomore campaign, where he dominated competition in South Carolina.
"I'm really liking it here. It's not too different," Evans said. "I'm really getting along with everybody on the team. I feel like I improved on my shooting, and I think I can be one of the top players in the state. I want to bring another championship to Kimball this year."
Last week, SMU head coach Larry Brown made the short drive from campus to Kimball to watch Evans in action. Afterwards, the two had a ‘great conversation.'
"It was such a great experience to play in front of Coach Brown since he's coached some of the best players ever," Evans said. "It was good to talk him and get some advice. He told me to push harder and gave me some other tips. It was just a great experience."
Brown and SMU offered Evans in June during his unofficial visit. Evans expects to take more visits to the Hilltop now that he's become a local prospect. The move should assist the Ponies in winning the Evans sweepstakes next year.
In fact, SMU is one of his current favorites.
"I was already interested in SMU before I moved, and I think playing for Larry Brown would be great because he could help me be a better player," Evans said. "I like what they're doing there because they've landed some big time guys. I think SMU is going to have a big year, and I'll definitely be visiting."
But the Mustangs will have plenty of competition. Evans, a four-star prospect, also has Clemson high on his list. And SMU wasn't the only program to stop by and watch him last week.
"Baylor and South Carolina were also there to see me," he said. ‘Baylor has a great staff, and it's a good school. I didn't talk to the South Carolina coach for too long, but he told me the head coach was going to call me soon."
Evans will be in Waco this weekend for an unofficial visit to Baylor. He has no other visits scheduled but as mentioned, he will be in attendance for at least one SMU game this season.
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