Jeremy Evans
Evans with the Darüşşafaka in 2018
No. 40 – Olimpia Milano
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueEuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1987-10-24) October 24, 1987 (age 33)
Monroe, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight93 kg (205 lb)
Career information
High schoolCrossett (Crossett, Arkansas)
CollegeWestern Kentucky (2006–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career2010–present
Career history
20102015Utah Jazz
2011Utah Flash
2015–2016Dallas Mavericks
2015–2016Texas Legends
2016–2017Khimki
2017–2018Erie BayHawks
2018Atlanta Hawks
2018→Erie BayHawks
2018–2019Darüşşafaka
2019–2020Khimki
2021-presentOlimpia Milano
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata 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.

High school career

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.[1]

College career

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[2] 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.[3]

Professional career

Utah Jazz (2010–2015)

Evans with the Jazz in 2014
Evans with the Jazz in 2014

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.[4] He was recalled on March 6.[5]

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.[6] 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.[5]

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.

Dallas Mavericks (2015–2016)

On July 31, 2015, Evans signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks.[7] 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.[8] During his first year as a member of Mavericks, he had multiple assignments to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] On October 23, 2016, he was waived by the Pacers after appearing in two preseason games.[12]

Khimki (2016–2017)

On October 29, 2016, Evans signed with Russian club BC Khimki for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[13]

Erie BayHawks (2017–2018)

On September 21, 2017, Evans signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[14] He was released on October 13 as one of the team’s final preseason roster cuts.[15]

Atlanta Hawks (2018)

On April 1, 2018, the Atlanta Hawks announced that they had signed Evans to a 10-day contract.[16]

Darüşşafaka (2018–2019)

On August 21, 2018, Evans signed a one-year deal with Darüşşafaka of the Turkish BSL and the EuroLeague.[17]

Second stint with Khimki (2019–2020)

This section needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (February 2021)

On July 25, 2019, Khimki announced that they had brought back Evans.[18]

Olimpia Milano (2021-)

On February 24, 2021, Evans signed with Olimpia Milano only for the EuroLeague.[19]

The Basketball Tournament

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.[20] In TBT 2018, he played for Eberlein Drive. Eberlein Drive made it to the championship game, where they lost to Overseas Elite.

Career statistics

Legend
  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
 Bold  Career high

EuroLeague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2018–19 Darüşşafaka 27 25 26.0 .567 .379 .690 5.9 .8 .7 1.2 9.7 13.8
Career 27 25 26.0 .567 .379 .690 5.9 .8 .7 1.2 9.7 13.8

NBA

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 .5 .3 .3 3.6
2011–12 Utah 29 0 7.5 .643 .000 .500 1.7 .4 .2 .8 2.1
2012–13 Utah 37 0 5.8 .614 .000 .636 1.6 .3 .2 .4 2.0
2013–14 Utah 66 4 18.3 .527 .000 .680 4.7 .7 .6 .7 6.1
2014–15 Utah 38 0 7.0 .552 .400 .828 1.9 .3 .3 .3 2.4
2015–16 Dallas 30 2 8.4 .542 .250 .714 1.8 .1 .2 .3 2.4
2017–18 Atlanta 1 0 5.0 1.000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 250 9 10.5 .569 .231 .687 2.6 .4 .4 .5 3.5

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Utah 2 0 3.5 .000 1.000 1.5 .5 .5 .0 1.0
Career 2 0 3.5 .000 1.000 1.5 .5 .5 .0 1.0

Personal life

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.[1]

References

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  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Jeremy Evans Makes Utah Jazz Roster". WKUSports.com. October 22, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Utah Jazz Assign Jeremy Evans to NBA D-League Affiliate Utah Flash". OurSportsCentral.com. March 4, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Jeremy Evans Player Profile – RealGM". RealGM.com. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  6. ^ Begley, Ian (February 23, 2012). "Iman Shumpert out of dunk contest". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  7. ^ "Mavericks sign forward Jeremy Evans". mavs.com. July 31, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  8. ^ "8 Dallas players reach double figures, Mavs rout Suns 111-95". NBA.com. October 28, 2015. Archived from the original on March 30, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  9. ^ "2015-16 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  10. ^ "Jeremy Evans undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery". InsideHoops.com. March 17, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "Pacers Acquire Jeremy Evans in Trade with Dallas". NBA.com. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  12. ^ "Pacers Waive Jeremy Evans and Julyan Stone". NBA.com. October 23, 2016. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  13. ^ "JEREMY EVANS SIGNS WITH BC KHIMKI". BCKhimki.ru. October 29, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  14. ^ "Hawks Sign Jeremy Evans and Jordan Mathews". NBA.com. September 21, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "Hawks Waive Cavanaugh, Cook and Evans". NBA.com. October 13, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  16. ^ "Hawks Sign Jeremy Evans To 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. April 1, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "Darussafaka signs Jeremy Evans". Sportando.basketball. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  18. ^ "KHIMKI MOSCOW REGION, JEREMY EVANS REUNITE TILL 2020". bckhimki.com. July 25, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  19. ^ "Down the EuroLeague regular season stretch, Olimpia will be able to count on Jeremy Evans". olimpiamilano.com. 24 February 2021.
  20. ^ https://www.thetournament.com/players/jeremy-evans