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Evans to Cowboy up

Jawun Evans
1, Oct 2014

Evans to Cowboy up

Jawun Evans didn't want any fanfare when he made his college decision. He just picked up the phone, made the appropriate calls and ended his recruitment when he told Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford that he was ready to play.

That was that. Evans's approach to recruiting is just like his approach to the game of basketball. Make the simple play and move on.

Evans, a five-star point guard from Dallas (TX) Kimball High School by way of Greenville, S.C., is a key commitment for the Cowboys. He picked the Big 12 school over Illinois. Southern Cal and Texas were also in the picture.

"Jawun loved the system. It fits him to a T," SC Raptors Elite coach Lamont Simmons said. "They are going to be able to have a better transition pace with him coming in. Plus, there is an opportunity to have the ball in his hands. (Oklahoma State assistant coach) Butch Pierre has a history of guys that he's helped get in pros. That sealed the deal for him."

Evans spearheaded the SC Raptors Elite on the travel circuit and helped the team claim the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions and the Havoc on the Hardwood. He was the 2014 Gibbons MVP. Evans helped the Raptors to a 50-3 record on the travel circuit in 2014.

"He thoroughly understands that point guards that are under 6-foot tall and under is basically extinct in the NBA. If they are there, it is very rare. So, he understands if you want to make it to the net level you have to be nasty. You have to be quick," Simmons said. "He loved how Travis played in college and what better way to learn than from a guy that played like that, too."


Justin Young
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Justin Young has been the editor-in-chief of HoopSeen.com since 2013. He manages the day-to-day operations on the site and in conjunction with our national and regional events. He was the national basketball editor for Rivals.com and a contributing editor at Yahoo! Sports. Young has been earned numerous awards for his work in sports journalism, including the Georgia Press Association Columnist of the Year. His Justin Young Basketball recruiting service has been in existence since 2002 and worked with over 300 schools from all levels. He is the director of HoopSeen Elite Preview camps and our national Preview camp series. 

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