Tyreke Evans (born September 19, 1989) is an American basketball player. He is a 6'6" shooting guard and plays for the University of Memphis. He has since become the starting point guard for the Tigers. He is widely considered one of the best players from his 2008 high school class and a potential lottery pick in the NBA draft.
Evans grew up in Chester, Pennsylvania, and was mainly raised by his three older brothers. He attended American Christian Academy in Aston, Pennsylvania, and by his sophomore year began drawing comparisons to NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady. As a senior, he averaged 32.1 points per game and was named the Most Valuable Player of the McDonald's All-American Game, where he posted 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to help lead the East team to a 107-102 victory over the West. 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.
Evans was chosen to be the keeper of the SLAM Magazine High School Diary for the 2008 season.
In April 2008, Evans announced that he would attend the University of Memphis, after also considering Villanova University and the University of Texas.
Evans struggled at...
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