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Jeremy Evans

Date of birth : 1987-10-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Crossett, Arkansas
Nationality : Am
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-12


Jeremy Evans is a American basketball player who was drafted by the Utah Jazz as the 55th overall pick at the 2010 NBA Draft. A small forward, Evans played in college for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

Was the 55th overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft . . . Led the Sun Belt Conference in field goal percentage (64.9) . . . All-time field goal percentage leader for Western Kentucky (.693) and all-time leader in blocked shots (224) . . . Honored with the Danny Rumph Outstanding Teammate Award . . . As a sophomore, named the Most Valuable Player of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

First-ever Jazz draft selection from Western Kentucky and the 43rd NBA player ever drafted out of WKU ... First WKU player drafted since New Jersey's Courtney Lee (by Orlando, 22nd overall pick in 2008 NBA Draft) ... Evans and Lee are the only WKU players selected in the NBA Draft since 1996 ... An accomplished artist, he a sketch of CBS analyst Dan Bonner showcased on national television broadcast of the Hilltoppers' second round battle with Gonzaga during the 2009 NCAA Tournament ...


PERSONAL:

Native of Crossett, Arkansas ... Lettered three years for Crossett High School, helping lead the Eagles to the state tournament each of his last two seasons ... Averaged 25.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game his senior year whild earning All-State and All-Conference accolades ... In addition to being named All-State and All-League as a junior, Evans was voted the County Placer of the Year as Crossett High finished 17-10 ... Also an All-Conference choice his sophomore season ... Some of his art was also displayed throughout the WKU athletic offices ... Majored in interdisciplinary studies major with a concentration in art.


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