Jawun Evans

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Jawun Evans
20150401 MCDAAG Jawun Evans in the halfcourt (2).JPG
No. 8 – Oklahoma City Thunder
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-07-26) July 26, 1996 (age 22)
Greenville, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolKimball (Dallas, Texas)
CollegeOklahoma State (2015–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018Los Angeles Clippers
2017Agua Caliente Clippers
2018Northern Arizona Suns
2018–2019Phoenix Suns
2018–2019→Northern Arizona Suns
2019–presentOklahoma City Thunder
2019–presentOklahoma City Blue
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jawun Evans (born July 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A point guard, he played college basketball for Oklahoma State, Evans was named an All-American in the 2016–17 season.

High school career[edit]

Jawun Evans attended Southside High School in Greenville, South Carolina. As a freshman, scored 26 points to lead Southside High School over Wade Hampton in the 2012 Upper State championship game. Southside finished with an 18-10 record and a runner-up finish in the South Carolina Class 3A state championship game. He transferred to Legacy Charter School in Greenville, South Carolina for his sophomore year (2012-13) while playing under his Southside Coach, B.J. Jackson. He dominated and played against some of that year's top talent programs. He later moved to Texas.

After moving from South Carolina to Dallas, Texas, Evans starred at Justin F. Kimball High School in his Junior and Senior year, where he was named to the Parade All-America team and the McDonald's All-American Game in 2015. He chose Oklahoma State over Illinois, USC and Texas, among others.[1] In the Summer before his freshman year at Oklahoma State, Evans played for the United States in the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Greece, where Team USA won the championship by defeating Croatia in overtime.[2]

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Evans averaged 12.9 points, 4.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He scored a Cowboys freshman record 42 points against arch-rival Oklahoma[3] and at the close of the season was named the Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year, despite missing more than a month of the season after injuring his shoulder in a February 3, 2016 game.[4] Returning his sophomore season, Evans was named preseason All-Big 12. At the close of the regular season, he was named first-team all-conference and a third-team All-American by Sporting News magazine.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Clippers (2017–2018)[edit]

On June 22, 2017, Evans was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 39th selection in the 2017 NBA draft.[6] On July 6, 2017, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for cash considerations.[7]

On October 15, 2018, Evans was waived by the Los Angeles Clippers.[8]

Northern Arizona Suns (2018)[edit]

He signed with the Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA G League on November 4, 2018.[9]

Phoenix & Northern Arizona Suns (2018–2019)[edit]

On December 7, 2018, Evans was signed by the Phoenix Suns to a two-way contract.[10] On March 23, 2019, the Suns waived Evans.[11]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2019–present)[edit]

On March 25, 2019, Evans was claimed off waivers by the Oklahoma City Thunder.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

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  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 L.A. Clippers 48 4 16.2 .352 .278 .776 1.8 2.1 .8 .1 4.8
2018–19 Phoenix 7 0 9.1 .231 .000 - 1.7 1.4 .4 .0 .9
2018–19 Oklahoma City 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 - .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 56 4 15.1 .345 .263 .776 1.7 2.0 .7 .1 4.2

NBA G League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Agua Caliente 1 1 27.9 .182 .000 4.0 4.0 1.0 .0 4.0
Career 1 1 27.9 .182 .000 4.0 4.0 1.0 .0 4.0

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Oklahoma State 22 20 28.9 .471 .475 .833 4.4 4.9 1.1 .2 12.9
2016–17 Oklahoma State 32 32 29.3 .438 .379 .812 3.4 6.4 1.8 .1 19.2
Career 54 52 29.1 .448 .407 .818 3.8 5.8 1.5 .1 16.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Borzello, Jeff (October 1, 2014). "Breakdown: Five-star PG Jawun Evans commits to Oklahoma State". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "OSU's Jawun Evans, USA Basketball claim FIBA world championship in OT thriller". Tulsa World. July 6, 2015. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Norlander, Matt (January 19, 2016). "Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans posts 42 points, wins Freshman of the Week". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Weinstein, Arthur (February 21, 2016). "Star Oklahoma State freshman Jawun Evans done for season". Sporting News. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  5. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (March 6, 2017). "Sporting News 2017 college basketball All-Americans". Sporting News. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Cooper, Mark (June 22, 2017). "Former OSU guard Jawun Evans selected by 76ers in second round of NBA draft". Tulsa World. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Press Release: L.A. Clippers Acquire Rights to Jawun Evans". NBA.com. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  8. ^ "Press Release: L.A. Clippers Waive Jawun Evans". NBA.com. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Northern Arizona Suns Claim Jawun Evans". NBA.com. November 4, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Suns Sign Jawun Evans". NBA.com. December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  11. ^ https://twitter.com/ginamizell/status/1109573488480645120
  12. ^ "Thunder Claims Two-Way Guard Jawun Evans Off Waivers". NBA.com. March 25, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.

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