Evans at the 2015 McDonald's All-American Boys Game
|No. 8 – Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Born||July 26, 1996|
Greenville, South Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Kimball (Dallas, Texas)|
|College||Oklahoma State (2015–2017)|
|NBA draft||2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|2017–2018||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2017||→Agua Caliente Clippers|
|2018||Northern Arizona Suns|
|2018–2019||→Northern Arizona Suns|
|2019–present||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2019–present||→Oklahoma 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.
- 1 High school career
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 References
- 6 External links
High school career
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. 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.
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 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. 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.
Los Angeles Clippers (2017–2018)
On June 22, 2017, Evans was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 39th selection in the 2017 NBA draft. On July 6, 2017, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for cash considerations.
Northern Arizona Suns (2018)
Phoenix & Northern Arizona Suns (2018–2019)
Oklahoma City Thunder (2019–present)
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|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 G League
- Borzello, Jeff (October 1, 2014). "Breakdown: Five-star PG Jawun Evans commits to Oklahoma State". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- "OSU's Jawun Evans, USA Basketball claim FIBA world championship in OT thriller". Tulsa World. July 6, 2015. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- Norlander, Matt (January 19, 2016). "Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans posts 42 points, wins Freshman of the Week". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- Weinstein, Arthur (February 21, 2016). "Star Oklahoma State freshman Jawun Evans done for season". Sporting News. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- DeCourcy, Mike (March 6, 2017). "Sporting News 2017 college basketball All-Americans". Sporting News. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- 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.
- "Press Release: L.A. Clippers Acquire Rights to Jawun Evans". NBA.com. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
- "Press Release: L.A. Clippers Waive Jawun Evans". NBA.com. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
- "Northern Arizona Suns Claim Jawun Evans". NBA.com. November 4, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
- "Suns Sign Jawun Evans". NBA.com. December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
- "Thunder Claims Two-Way Guard Jawun Evans Off Waivers". NBA.com. March 25, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.