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Prospect Profile

Jeremy Evans

  • Full Name: Jeremy Evans
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 196
  • Birthdate: October 24, 1987
  • College: Western Kentucky
Utah Jazz Round 2: Pick 55

JUNIOR (2008-09): Selected to the Sun Belt Conference Preseason All-Conference Second-Team...Averaged 8.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game while leading the team in blocked shots with 68, sixth most in a single season at WKU...Finished tied for fourth in the Sun Belt Conference and 42nd in Division I in blocks...In addition to ranking second on the team in rebounding, his 5.7 rpg was 10th best in the Sun Belt...Connecting on 123-of-194 shots for a league-leading 63.4 percent, Evans was awarded the Ralph Crosthwaite Field Goal Accuracy Award at the year-end team banquet...His shooting percentage finished as the fifth best single season performance in school history...Posted four double doubles, all coming on the road, second most on the team...First double double came in a win at Tulane on December 6 with 10 points and 11 rebounds...Paced the Toppers with 19 points and 10 rebounds in a January 5 contest at Mississippi State, a participant in the 2009 NCAA Tournament...Set career-highs for points and rebounds with 22 and 12 in a February 2 win at Arkansas State, going 10-of-12 from the field...Also had 15 points and 11 rebounds at Troy on February 14...Swatted at least one shot in 30 of 34 games played...Scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds while blocking a season-high-tying five shots against 10th-ranked Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.

SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Led the team and ranked 15th in the Sun Belt Conference with 5.2 rebounds per outing...Led team and ranked third in league with 51 blocked shots...Shot 62.5 percent from the field while averaging 5.9 points per game...Led the team in rebounding on 10 occasions...Grabbed six rebounds and added four points against second-ranked UCLA in the NCAA Sweet 16...Named the Most Valuable Player of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament after averaging 13.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while shooting 78.9 percent (15-of-19) from the floor...Posted a season-best 20 points and 14 rebounds on 8-of-9 shooting in the SBC Tournament championship victory over Middle Tennessee on March 11...Led the Toppers in scoring for the first time in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Tournament on March 10 against UALR with 15 points...Posted his first double-digit scoring game of the season on January 23 at New Orleans, finishing with 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting to go along with a game-best seven boards...Collected a game-high 13 rebounds to lead all players in a December 29 victory at Troy, adding six points.

FRESHMAN (2006-07): Earned the Bobby Rascoe Defensive Player of the Year Award at the year-end team banquet...Started 30 of 32 games played in his first season on the Hill...His 224 points are the ninth-highest total posted by a freshman at WKU...Averaged 7.0 points and a team-leading 5.7 rebounds per game...Finished 13th in the Sun Belt Conference in rebounding...Shot 64.4 percent from the floor...Became the first freshman since All-American Chris Marcus in 1999-2000 to lead the team in rebounding...Third in the Sun Belt with 1.38 blocks per outing, finishing with a team-high 44...Scored 10 or more points in 11 contests...Led all players with 15 rebounds in a February 24 victory over FIU while adding five points, four blocks, and a pair of assists...Scored season-high 18 points to go with 13 rebounds in helping the Toppers pick up a win at Troy on February 17...Scored 11 points and pulled down 10 boards for third double double of the season in a January 27 win at Denver...Recorded second career double double with 11 points and career-high 12 rebounds in a January 13 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette...Collected first career double double on December 16 at Tennessee, finishing with 13 points and a game-best 10 boards...Recorded his initial double digit scoring effort to pace all players for the first time in his career in victory over UAB on November 28, going 8-of-8 from the field and hitting both his shots at the foul line to record 18 points.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years for Crossett High School, helping lead the Eagles to the state tournament each of the last two seasons...Averaged 25.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game his senior year while 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 Player of the Year as Crossett High finished 17-10...Also an All-Conference choice his sophomore season.
 
MISCELLANEOUS: Had his amazing ability as an artist showcased on CBS' national television broadcast of the Hilltoppers' NCAA Tournament Second Round battle with #10 Gonzaga, sketching a portrait of color analyst Dan Bonner...With 163 career blocks, he enters his senior season third on the WKU all-time list...With 96 career starts, Evans is tied for sixth all-time in WKU history...Evans' career field goal percentage of .635 is just 10 field goals shy of rising to the top of the WKU record books...Even more impressive is his career postseason field goal percentage of .710.

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