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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 66 games (four starts) in his rookie NBA season, averaged 6.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.7 blocks in 18.3 minutes... Tallied 11 rebounds vs. DAL 4/8 … DNP-CD vs. ORL 3/22 … Tallied 11 points and 8 rebounds vs. PHX 2/26 … Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds vs. BKN 2/19 … Tied a career-high 14 points and 3 steals @ LAL 2/11 … Inactive (bruised tailbone and bruised right elbow) 2 games … Had 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. SAC 1/27 … Posted 11 rebounds vs. SAS 12/14 … Had 11 rebounds @ DEN 12/13 … Had 10 points and 9 boards @ POR 12/6 … Shot 4-for-4 with 12 points @ PHX 11/30 … Scored 10 points and grabbed 7 boards vs. PHX 11/29 … Became first NBA player to hit first 12 FGA of a season since Tony Massenburg hit 13 straight for the Vancouver Grizzlies to start 1998-99 (per Elias) … Shot a career-high 7-of-7 for 14 points @ DAL 11/22 … Inactive 12 games (right rotator cuff strain).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: In 36 games, averaged 2.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 5.9 minutes … DNP-CD 44 times … Runnerup in the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk contest held at Toyota Center in Houston during NBA All-Star Weekend … Scored 10+ twice throughout the season … Dished out career-high five assists vs. DET (3/11) … Had three points and three rebounds at NY 3/9 … Recorded career-high nine rebounds and 14 points vs. CHA (3/1) … Registered 10 points and grabbed five boards vs. TOR (12/7) … Scored six points on 3-3 shooting and blocked two shots vs. LAC (12/3) … Totaled four points and three rebounds @ HOU 12/1.

2011-12: In 29 games, averaged 2.1 points, 1.7 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 0.8 blocks in 7.3 minutes ... Missed three games due to sprained right ankle (4/11-4/14) ... Missed one game due to stomach virus (1/7) ... Inactive for one game ... DNP-CD 32 times ... Winner of the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk contest held at Amway Center in Orlando during NBA All-Star Weekend on 2/25, making him the first Utah Jazz player to ever win an NBA dunk contest ... Had career- highs in points (13), rebounds (10), steals (3) and minutes played (28) along with tying a career-high three blocks in his first-career double-double vs. POR (4/26) ... Had five points, six rebounds and three assists at POR (4/18) ... Had three blocks vs. SAS (4/9) ... Scored five points and had five rebounds vs. GSW (3/17) ... Had three blocks vs. HOU (2/29) ... Had five points vs. SAC (1/28) ... Scored a season-high nine points and two bocks vs. LAC (1/17).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (55th pick overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft ... Signed by the Jazz on 9/27/10 ... Re-signed by the Jazz on 7/11/12.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 7.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in 134 career games over a four-year career at Western Kentucky (2006-10) ... Finished as WKU/s all-time leader in blocked shots (224) and field goal percentage (.639) ... Became just the second player in school history with 1,000 points, 750 rebounds, and 200 blocks. 2008-09: As a junior, appeared in 34 games (33 starts), averaging 8.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks ... Led the team in blocked shots with 68, sixth most in a single season at WKU ... Led the Sun Belt by shooting .634 (123-194) ... Posted four double doubles ... Set career-highs for points and rebounds with 22 and 12 in a win at Arkansas State (2/2), going 10-of-12 from the field ... Helped Hilltoppers to the Sun Belt Tournament title and a 76-72 upset of fifth-seeded Illinois in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Blocked a season-high-tying five shots against 10th-seeded Gonzaga in an 81-83 Second Round loss. 2007-08: As a sophomore, appeared in 34 games (33 starts), averaging 5.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game ... Led team and ranked third in league with 51 blocked shots ... Shot .625 from the field ... Named Most Valuable Player of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament after averaging 13.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while shooting .789 (15-19) from the floor. 2006-07: As a freshman, appeared in 32 games (30 starts), averaging 7.0 points, a team-leading 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.

PERSONAL:
Born October 24, 1987 in Monroe, La. … Married to Korrie … Son of Gwyn … Has one younger brother (Justin) … 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 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 … 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, 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 … Some of his art was also displayed throughout the WKU athletic offices … Also jumped over a self-portrait in 2013 NBA Slam Dunk contest … Taken part in the annual Jr. Jazz trip each of last three summers (2011-13), spending a week on the road holding basketball clinics throughout Utah, Idaho and Wyoming … Majored in interdisciplinary studies major with a concentration in art.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 200 lbs./ 90.7 kg
Born: October 24, 1987
From: Western Kentucky University
Draft: 2nd Round (55th pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Utah Jazz 2010 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Western Kentucky/USA

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