|No. 40 – Olimpia Milano|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Born||October 24, 1987|
|Listed height||2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)|
|Listed weight||93 kg (205 lb)|
|High school||Crossett (Crossett, Arkansas)|
|College||Western Kentucky (2006–2010)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jeremy Deshawn Evans (born October 24, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Olimpia Milano of the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers before being drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2010. During his career, Evans has also spent time with the Utah Jazz, the Dallas Mavericks, the Atlanta Hawks, and Khimki Moscow in Russia. In 2012, he was named the NBA slam dunk contest champion.
Evans attended Crossett High School, where he helped the Eagles reach the state tournament each of his last two seasons. As a junior, he was named All-State, All-League, and was voted the County Player of the Year after Crossett High finished 17–10. As a senior, he averaged 25.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game, earning All-State and All-Conference accolades.
Evans played in college for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. As a senior, he averaged 10.0 ppg with a field goal percentage of .639. He is the Hilltoppers all-time leader in blocks with 224 and also a member of WKU's 1,000-point club with 1,065 career points, and he wrapped up his career with a 7.9 point-per game scoring average and an average of 5.9 rebounds per game.
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.
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. He dunked two basketballs in one dunk over teammate Gordon Hayward and won the contest with 29% of the votes.
On July 11, 2012, Evans re-signed with the Utah Jazz to a multi-year deal.
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 went on to lose to Terrence Ross.
On July 31, 2015, Evans signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks. He made his debut for the Mavericks in the team's season opener against the Phoenix Suns on October 28, recording 7 points and 6 rebounds in a 111–95 win. During his first year as a member of Mavericks, he had multiple assignments to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. On March 17, 2016, he was ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
On July 7, 2016, Evans was traded, along with cash considerations and the rights to Emir Preldžić, to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for the rights to Stanko Barać. On October 23, 2016, he was waived by the Pacers after appearing in two preseason games.
On October 29, 2016, Evans signed with Russian club BC Khimki for the rest of the 2016–17 season.
On September 21, 2017, Evans signed with the Atlanta Hawks. He was released on October 13 as one of the team’s final preseason roster cuts.
On April 1, 2018, the Atlanta Hawks announced that they had signed Evans to a 10-day contract.
On August 21, 2018, Evans signed a one-year deal with Darüşşafaka of the Turkish BSL and the EuroLeague.
On July 25, 2019, Khimki announced that they had brought back Evans.
On February 24, 2021, Evans signed with Olimpia Milano only for the EuroLeague.
In 2017, Evans played for the Kentucky Kings of The Basketball Tournament. Evans averaged 21.5 PPG and 13.0 RPG to help his team advance to the second round of the tournament. The Basketball Tournament is an annual $2 million winner-take-all tournament broadcast on ESPN. In TBT 2018, he played for Eberlein Drive. Eberlein Drive made it to the championship game, where they lost to Overseas Elite.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
The son of Gwyn, he has one younger brother, Justin, and is married to Korrie. An accomplished artist, Evans 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 and some of his art was also displayed throughout the WKU athletic offices. He majored in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in art.