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Tyreke Jamir Evans (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA). He played college basketball at the University of Memphis
University of Memphis
and was selected by the Kings with the 4th overall pick in the 2009 NBA
NBA
draft.[1] Evans was the 2010 NBA
NBA
Rookie of the Year winner and was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans
in 2013, before being traded back to the Kings in 2017.

Contents

1 High school career 2 College career

2.1 College statistics

3 Professional career

3.1 Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
(2009–2013) 3.2 New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans
(2013–2017) 3.3 Return to Sacramento (2017) 3.4 Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
(2017–present)

4 NBA
NBA
career statistics

4.1 Regular season 4.2 Playoffs

5 References 6 External links

High school career[edit] Evans grew up in Chester, Pennsylvania, and was mainly raised by his three older brothers.[1] He attended American Christian Academy in Aston, Pennsylvania, and by his sophomore year began drawing comparisons to NBA
NBA
All-Star and Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady.[2] As a senior, he averaged 32.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 4.3 steals.[3] He was named the MVP of the McDonald's High School All-American Game and co-MVP (with Brandon Jennings) of the Jordan Brand Classic. He was also a first-team Parade All-American.[3] At the age of 16, he was featured in the documentary Gunning for That #1 Spot directed by Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys.[4] Evans was chosen to be the keeper of the SLAM Magazine
SLAM Magazine
High School Diary for the 2008 season.[5] Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Evans was listed as the No. 3 point guard and the No. 6 player in the nation in 2008.[6] College career[edit] In April 2008, Evans announced that he would attend the University of Memphis, after also considering Villanova University
Villanova University
and the University of Texas.[7] Evans transitioned from playing small forward in high school to guard in college. He struggled at times at the beginning of his freshman season at the shooting guard position. This continued until coach John Calipari inserted him as the starting point guard in the 11th game of the season, a 60–45 win over the University of Cincinnati. In 33 minutes, Evans nearly put up a triple-double, with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists.[8] The Tigers would not lose another game until falling to the Missouri Tigers
Missouri Tigers
in the NCAA Tournament. Evans was named the Conference USA
Conference USA
Rookie of the Week eight times.[9] Evans was the only freshman finalist for the 2009 United States Basketball
Basketball
Writers Association's national player of the year award, named in honor of Oscar Robertson. College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2008–09 Memphis 37 35 29.0 .455 .274 .711 5.4 3.9 2.1 .8 17.1

Professional career[edit] Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
(2009–2013)[edit] On March 31, 2009, Evans declared himself eligible for the 2009 NBA draft, deciding to forgo his remaining three seasons of collegiate eligibility. On June 25, 2009, he was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the fourth overall pick. On December 1, 2009, Evans was named NBA
NBA
Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played from the beginning of the season through November.[10] During that time, he averaged 18.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.3 steals in 36.1 minutes per game. On December 21, 2009, he was instrumental in leading the Kings back from a 35-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls, 102–98.[11] Evans scored 9 of the Kings last 11 points, single-handedly outscoring the Bulls in the 4th quarter (11 points for Evans vs. 10 for the Bulls).

Evans with the Kings in December 2012

On January 4, 2010, Evans was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for the second straight month.[12] On February 12, Evans won the 2010 Rookie/Sophomore Game MVP award after recording 26 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals on 11/15 shooting. In an act of sportsmanship, he chose to share the award with DeJuan Blair, who had scored 22 points and pulled down 23 rebounds. On March 11, 2010, Evans recorded his first career triple-double in a win against the Toronto Raptors, recording 19 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds.[13] Evans became just the fourth player in NBA
NBA
history to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in his rookie year, joining Oscar Robertson (1960–61), Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
(1984–85) and LeBron James (2003–04).[14] On April 27, 2010, Evans was recognized for his accomplishments by being awarded the 2009–10 NBA
NBA
Rookie of the Year Award.[15] On December 29, 2010, in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies, winning by one point with only seconds remaining, O. J. Mayo
O. J. Mayo
hit an off balance shot to put Memphis up by one. With no timeouts remaining, DeMarcus Cousins
DeMarcus Cousins
inbounded the ball to Evans, who then dribbled to the half court and nailed a three-pointer with time expiring, giving Sacramento a two-point win. On January 21, 2011, Evans scored a then career-high 35 points, along with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. He later missed 19 games due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot and subsequently did not play in the 2011 NBA
NBA
Rookie Challenge. On November 24, 2011, Evans signed with Virtus Roma of Italy for the 2011–12 season; the contract included an NBA
NBA
out-clause.[16] In December 2011, he returned to Kings following the conclusion of the NBA
NBA
lockout before playing in a game for Virtus. On January 28, 2012, he scored a season-high 31 points in a 96–93 loss to the Utah Jazz.[17] In 2012–13, Evans missed 16 out of 20 games between November 30 and January 5 due to a left knee injury. He finished the season with averages of 15.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.[18] New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans
(2013–2017)[edit]

Evans with the Pelicans in February 2014, being defended by Trevor Ariza.

On July 10, 2013, Evans was acquired by the New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans
in a sign-and-trade deal involving three teams. The deal sent Robin Lopez to the Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
and Greivis Vásquez
Greivis Vásquez
to the Kings.[19] On December 30, 2013, Evans hit a game-winning shot with 1.2 seconds left in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers.[20] On April 14, 2014, he scored a career-high 41 points in a 101–89 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.[21] On April 3, 2015, Evans recorded a near triple-double with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists in a 101–95 win over his former team the Sacramento Kings.[22] On December 1, 2015, Evans played his first game of the 2015–16 season after missing the Pelicans' first 17 games while recovering from right knee surgery. In 31 minutes as a starter, he recorded 20 points and 10 assists in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.[23] On December 11, 2015, he scored 27 points and hit a career-high five three-pointers in a 105–103 win over the Washington Wizards.[24] On February 11, 2016, he underwent another round of surgery on his right knee and was ruled out for the rest of the season.[25] On December 15, 2016, Evans played his first game for the Pelicans since January 25, 2016. He played 11 minutes in his return and had seven points, three rebounds and two assists in a 102–95 win over the Indiana Pacers.[26] On January 12, 2017, he scored a season-high 29 points in a 104–95 win over the Brooklyn Nets.[27] Return to Sacramento (2017)[edit] On February 20, 2017, Evans was traded alongside Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and 2017 first round and second round draft picks to the Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
in exchange for DeMarcus Cousins
DeMarcus Cousins
and Omri Casspi.[28] Three days later, in his first game for the Kings since 2013, Evans scored 15 points off the bench in a 116–100 win over the Denver Nuggets.[29] On March 8, 2017, he scored a season-high 26 points in a 114–104 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[30] Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
(2017–present)[edit] On July 10, 2017, Evans signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.[31] On November 1, 2017, he led the Grizzlies with 32 points in a 101–99 loss to the Orlando Magic. It was his first 30-point performance since December 2014.[32] Evans became the team's starting point guard mid-season, filling in for the injured Mike Conley.[33] On December 27, 2017, he recorded 32 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 109–99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[34] Evans missed time in late January and early February after being put on the trading block leading up to the trade deadline.[35][36] In his first game back for the Grizzlies on February 11, Evans recorded 12 points and five rebounds in a 110–92 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.[37] On February 23, he recorded 15 points and 10 assists in a 112–89 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Evans was 3 for 7 from outside the arc, marking his 28th straight game with at least one 3-pointer, breaking the franchise record of 27 previously held by Mike Miller.[38] On March 15 against the Chicago Bulls, Evans returned to the line-up after a 10-game absence with a rib injury.[39] NBA
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
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

2009–10 Sacramento 72 72 37.2 .458 .255 .748 5.3 5.8 1.5 .4 20.1

2010–11 Sacramento 57 53 37.0 .409 .291 .771 4.8 5.6 1.5 .5 17.8

2011–12 Sacramento 63 61 34.3 .453 .202 .779 4.6 4.5 1.3 .5 16.5

2012–13 Sacramento 65 61 31.0 .478 .338 .775 4.4 3.5 1.4 .4 15.2

2013–14 New Orleans 72 22 28.2 .436 .221 .771 4.7 5.0 1.2 .3 14.5

2014–15 New Orleans 79 76 34.1 .447 .304 .694 5.3 6.6 1.3 .5 16.6

2015–16 New Orleans 25 25 30.6 .433 .388 .796 5.2 6.6 1.3 .3 15.2

2016–17 New Orleans 26 0 18.2 .401 .300 .776 3.3 3.5 .9 .2 9.5

2016–17 Sacramento 14 6 22.4 .413 .438 .706 3.6 2.4 .9 .4 11.6

Career 473 376 32.2 .444 .295 .757 4.8 5.1 1.3 .4 16.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2015 New Orleans 4 4 31.3 .326 .182 .588 5.0 5.0 1.3 .3 10.0

Career 4 4 31.3 .326 .182 .588 5.0 5.0 1.3 .3 10.0

References[edit]

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(1989-09-19). "Player Bio: Tyreke Evans – MEMPHIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE". Gotigersgo.com. Retrieved 2012-01-15.  ^ Adam Yauch - IMDb ^ "Evans Almighty". Slam Online. 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2012-01-15.  ^ Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans
Recruiting Profile ^ " Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans
picks Memphis Tigers". Associated Press. The Sporting News. April 16, 2008. Retrieved on June 25, 2008. ^ Wolken, Dan. "Tigers take down Bearcats, 60-45". Commercialappeal.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2012-01-15.  ^ [1][dead link] ^ " Sacramento Kings
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– Home". Nba.com. 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2012-01-15.  ^ United Center, Chicago (2009-12-21). "Kings rally from 35 down to clip Bulls at finish". Scores.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-01-15.  ^ "NBA.com". NBA.com. 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2012-01-15.  ^ Sacramento Kings
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Rookie Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans
Records First Triple-Double ^ " Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
– Home". Nba.com. 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2012-01-15.  ^ Associated, The (2010-04-30). "Kings' Evans Is Rookie of Year". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-01-15.  ^ Virtus Roma officially announces Tyreke Evans ^ Jazz fend off Kings as Jimmer Fredette misses potential game winner ^ Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans
2012-13 Game Log ^ "NEW ORLEANS PELICANS ACQUIRE TYREKE EVANS AND JEFF WITHEY IN THREE-TEAM TRADE". NBA.com. July 10, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013.  ^ Notebook: Pelicans 110, Trail Blazers 108 ^ Notebook: Pelicans 101, Thunder 89 ^ Pelicans beat Kings 101-95, gain ground in playoff race ^ Gasol's 38 points lead Grizzlies past Pelicans 113-104 ^ Evans scores 27 points, Pelicans beat Wizards 107-105 ^ Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans
Undergoes Successful Surgery ^ "Davis, Hield lift Pelicans past Pacers, 102-95". NBA.com. December 15, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2016.  ^ "Pelicans, minus Davis, hand Nets 8th straight loss, 104-95". ESPN.com. January 12, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.  ^ "Kings Acquire Hield, Evans, Galloway, and 2017 Draft Selections". NBA.com. February 20, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017.  ^ "Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets 116-100". ESPN.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.  ^ "Ginobili, Lee lead Spurs by Kings in Leonard's absence". ESPN.com. March 8, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017.  ^ "Grizzlies sign Tyreke Evans". NBA.com. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.  ^ "Fournier scores 22, Gordon adds 19 as Magic beat Grizzlies". ESPN.com. November 1, 2017. Retrieved November 1, 2017.  ^ "Gasol's 21, Evans' free throws help Grizzlies snap skid". ESPN.com. December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.  ^ "Evans 32 points lead Grizzlies past Lakers, 109-99". ESPN.com. December 27, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017.  ^ "GBB Roundtable: Now what for the Memphis Grizzlies?". grizzlybearblues.com. February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018.  ^ "The Blame Game: On Evans and missed opportunity". grizzlybearblues.com. February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018.  ^ "Postgame Report: Grizzlies come up short against Thunder". NBA.com. February 11, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018.  ^ "James records triple-double as Cavs defeat Grizzlies 112-89". ESPN.com. February 23, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.  ^ "Grizzlies' Tyreke Evans: Will play, start Thursday". cbssports.com. March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018. 

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