About Keenan Evans
Keenan Evans is an aggressive scoring guard who improved steadily over his four-year college career to emerge as one of the most valuable guards in the country as a senior. A largely unheralded recruit in the high school class of 2014, Evans nonetheless carved out a small niche in his first season at Texas Tech. After emerging as a regular starter as a sophomore, the Texas native made a significant jump as a junior and scored in bunches from the perimeter under then-first-year head coach Chris Beard to earn All-Big XII Third Team honors. As well as Evans played as a junior, his improvement as a slasher as a senior was an x-factor for a Red Raider team that excelled defensively and made it all the way to the Elite Eight. Averaging 17.6 points and 3.2 assists per game, Evans was named to the All-Big XII First Team and earned Consensus All-America Second Team honors.
Father, Kenny Evans, was an Olympic high jumper.
- Measured 6’3 in shoes with a 6’5.25 wingspan and 183-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Not the most explosive point guard, but has good size, plays low, and is both crafty and creative with the ball in his hands.
- Microwave scorer with no shortage of confidence or toughness. Played through a mid-season toe injury to help sustain one of the program’s best seasons in recent history. Ranked as easily Texas Tech’s most valuable offensive player carrying the Red Raiders for stretches with his ability to make things happen offensively and led the team in both points and assists. Capable jump shooter, whose improvement as a finisher in his final year helped make up for some streaky stretches from the perimeter compared to his junior year. Did a huge amount of his damage off the dribble out of ball screen and isolation situations to finish the year as one of the most efficient volume scorers among power conference players.
- Sound defender who played a fairly disciplined style as a cog in one of the top defenses in the country last season. Lacks a degree of high-end quickness to stay in front of shifty guards consistently, but allowed only 0.600 points per Isolation possession [95th percentile] nonetheless. Helps hard to the ball. Size is a plus when forced to switch onto wings.
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Evans in the mix for 2018