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Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans
Evans with the Utah Jazz in 2014
No. 40 – Utah Jazz
Position Small forward / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-10-24) October 24, 1987
Crossett, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school Crossett (Crossett, Arkansas)
College Western Kentucky (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
2010–present Utah Jazz
2011 Utah Flash
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jeremy Evans (born October 24, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A forward, Evans played in college for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. As a senior at Western Kentucky Evans averaged 10.0 ppg with a field goal percentage of .639. He is the Hilltoppers all-time leader in blocks with 224.[1] Evans was raised in Crossett, Arkansas and graduated from Crossett High School in 2006.

Professional

Evans was drafted by the Utah Jazz with the 55th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. On March 4, 2011, he was assigned to the Utah Flash. He was recalled on March 6.[2]

On February 22, 2012, Evans was announced as a competitor in the 2012 Sprite NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest, replacing the injured Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks.[3] He dunked two basketballs in one dunk over teammate Gordon Hayward. Evans won with 29% of the votes.

On July 11, 2012, Evans re-signed with the Utah Jazz to a multi-year deal.[2]

On February 16, 2013, Evans participated in another Slam Dunk Contest. In one of his dunks, he jumped over a painting of himself dunking, which he himself painted. He would go on to lose to Terrence Ross.

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Utah 49 3 9.4 .661 .000 .703 2.0 0.5 0.3 0.3 3.6
2011–12 Utah 29 0 7.5 .643 .000 .500 1.7 0.4 0.2 0.8 2.1
2012–13 Utah 37 0 5.8 .614 .000 .636 1.6 0.3 0.2 0.4 2.0
2013–14 Utah 66 4 18.3 .527 .000 .680 4.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 6.1
Career 181 7 11.6 .572 .000 .658 2.8 0.5 0.4 0.6 4.0

References

  1. ^ Genessy, Jody (October 3, 2010). "Utah Jazz: Second-round pick Jeremy Evans stands out with athleticism and hoops IQ". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Jeremy Evans Player Profile – RealGM
  3. ^ Iman Shumpert out of dunk contest

External links

  • NBA.com Profile
  • NBADraft.net Profile
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