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Jeremy Evans
Jeremy Evans Jazz.JPG
Evans with the Utah Jazz in 2014
Free agent
Position Forward
Personal information
Born (1987-10-24) October 24, 1987 (age 30)
Monroe, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Crossett (Crossett, Arkansas)
College Western Kentucky (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102015 Utah Jazz
2011Utah Flash
2015–2016 Dallas Mavericks
2015–2016Texas Legends
2016–2017 Khimki
2017–2018 Erie BayHawks
2018 Atlanta Hawks
2018 →Erie BayHawks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jeremy Evans (born October 24, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Western Kentucky before being drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2010. During his career, Evans has also spent time with the Utah Jazz, the Dallas Mavericks and Khimki Moscow in Russia. In 2012, he was named the NBA slam dunk contest champion.

High school career[edit]

Evans attended Crossett High School, where he helped the Eagles reach the state tournament each of his last two seasons. As a junior, he was named All-State, All-League, and was voted the County Player of the Year after Crossett High finished 17–10. As a senior, he averaged 25.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game, earning All-State and All-Conference accolades.[1]

College career[edit]

Evans played in college for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. As a senior, he averaged 10.0 ppg with a field goal percentage of .639. He is the Hilltoppers all-time leader in blocks with 224[2] and also a member of WKU's illustrious 1,000-point club with 1,065 career points, and he wrapped up his career with a 7.9 point-per game scoring average and an average of 5.9 rebounds per game.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Utah Jazz (2010–2015)[edit]

Evans was drafted by the Utah Jazz with the 55th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. On March 4, 2011, he was assigned to the Utah Flash.[4] He was recalled on March 6.[5]

On February 22, 2012, Evans was announced as a competitor in the 2012 Sprite NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest, replacing the injured Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks.[6] He dunked two basketballs in one dunk over teammate Gordon Hayward and won with 29% of the votes.

On July 11, 2012, Evans re-signed with the Utah Jazz to a multi-year deal.[5]

On February 16, 2013, Evans participated in another Slam Dunk Contest. In one of his dunks, he jumped over a painting of himself dunking, which he himself painted. He went on to lose to Terrence Ross.

Dallas Mavericks (2015–2016)[edit]

On July 31, 2015, Evans signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks.[7] He made his debut for the Mavericks in the team's season opener against the Phoenix Suns on October 28, recording 7 points and 6 rebounds in a 111–95 win.[8] During his first year as a member of Mavericks, he had multiple assignments to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.[9] On March 17, 2016, he was ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.[10]

On July 7, 2016, Evans was traded, along with cash considerations and the rights to Emir Preldžić, to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for the rights to Stanko Barać.[11] On October 23, 2016, he was waived by the Pacers after appearing in two preseason games.[12]

Khimki (2016–2017)[edit]

On October 29, 2016, Evans signed with Russian club BC Khimki for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[13]

Erie BayHawks (2017–2018)[edit]

On September 21, 2017, Evans signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[14] He was released on October 13 as one of the team’s final preseason roster cuts.[15]

Atlanta Hawks (2018–present)[edit]

On April 1, 2018, the Atlanta Hawks announced that they had signed Evans to a 10-day contract.[16]

The Basketball Tournament[edit]

In 2017, Evans played for the Kentucky Kings of The Basketball Tournament. Evans averaged 21.5 PPG and 13.0 RPG to help his team advance to the second round of the tournament. The Basketball Tournament is an annual $2 million winner-take-all tournament broadcast on ESPN. [17]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Utah 49 3 9.4 .661 .000 .703 2.0 .5 .3 .3 3.6
2011–12 Utah 29 0 7.5 .643 .000 .500 1.7 .4 .2 .8 2.1
2012–13 Utah 37 0 5.8 .614 .000 .636 1.6 .3 .2 .4 2.0
2013–14 Utah 66 4 18.3 .527 .000 .680 4.7 .7 .6 .7 6.1
2014–15 Utah 38 0 7.0 .552 .400 .828 1.9 .3 .3 .3 2.4
2015–16 Dallas 30 2 8.4 .542 .250 .714 1.8 .1 .2 .3 2.4
2017–18 Atlanta 1 0 5.0 1.000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 250 9 10.5 .569 .231 .687 2.6 .4 .4 .5 3.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Utah 2 0 3.5 .000 1.000 1.5 .5 .5 .0 1.0
Career 2 0 3.5 .000 1.000 1.5 .5 .5 .0 1.0

Personal life[edit]

The son of Gwyn, he has one younger brother, Justin, and is married to Korrie. An accomplished artist, Evans had 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 and some of his art was also displayed throughout the WKU athletic offices. He majored in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in art.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jeremy Evans bio". Mavs.com. Archived from the original on December 12, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ Genessy, Jody (October 3, 2010). "Utah Jazz: Second-round pick Jeremy Evans stands out with athleticism and hoops IQ". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jeremy Evans Makes Utah Jazz Roster". WKUSports.com. October 22, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Utah Jazz Assign Jeremy Evans to NBA D-League Affiliate Utah Flash". OurSportsCentral.com. March 4, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Jeremy Evans Player Profile – RealGM". RealGM.com. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ Begley, Ian (February 23, 2012). "Iman Shumpert out of dunk contest". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mavericks sign forward Jeremy Evans". mavs.com. July 31, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  8. ^ "8 Dallas players reach double figures, Mavs rout Suns 111-95". NBA.com. October 28, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "2015-16 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Jeremy Evans undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery". InsideHoops.com. March 17, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Pacers Acquire Jeremy Evans in Trade with Dallas". NBA.com. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Pacers Waive Jeremy Evans and Julyan Stone". NBA.com. October 23, 2016. Retrieved October 23, 2016. 
  13. ^ "JEREMY EVANS SIGNS WITH BC KHIMKI". BCKhimki.ru. October 29, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Hawks Sign Jeremy Evans and Jordan Mathews". NBA.com. September 21, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Hawks Waive Cavanaugh, Cook and Evans". NBA.com. October 13, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Hawks Sign Jeremy Evans To 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. April 1, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 
  17. ^ https://www.thetournament.com/players/jeremy-evans

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