Keenan Evans

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Keenan Evans
Keenan Evans.jpg
Evans during the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament
No. 2 – Delaware Blue Coats
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1996-08-23) August 23, 1996 (age 22)
Richardson, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolBerkner (Richardson, Texas)
CollegeTexas Tech (2014–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019Grand Rapids Drive
2019–presentDelaware Blue Coats
Career highlights and awards

Keenan Evans (born August 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League. He played college basketball at Texas Tech University.

College career[edit]

A 6’3” point guard, Evans starred at Lloyd V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas and committed to Texas Tech to play for coach Tubby Smith.[1] When Smith left Texas Tech to become head coach at Memphis, Evans stayed to play for Chris Beard, Smith’s replacement.[2]

As a junior, Evans averaged 15.4 points and 3 assists a game and was named third-team All-Big 12 Conference for the 2016–17 season.[3]

As a senior in 2017–18, Evans emerged as the primary scoring option for the Red Raiders and led them to a top ten ranking during the season.[4] He scored one of the most memorable baskets of the Red Raiders’ season as he hit a game-winner against in-State rival Texas on February in a game where he scored a career-high 38 points.[5] Evans was named to the late-season watch lists for the Wooden Award[6] and the Bob Cousy Award.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Grand Rapids Drive (2018–2019)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Evans signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors for their summer league team.[8] He later signed a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons.[9] On January 15, 2019, Evans was waived by the Pistons, but was retained on the Drive roster.[10]

Delaware Blue Coats (2019–present)[edit]

On January 22, 2019, Evans was traded to the Delaware Blue Coats along with the returning player rights to Chris Horton in exchange for the returning player rights to Shawn Long and Devondrick Walker.[11]

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

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Texas Tech 32 3 18.2 .369 .302 .716 2.0 1.4 .8 .3 5.8
2015–16 Texas Tech 32 31 25.1 .412 .375 .756 2.9 2.9 1.0 .3 8.7
2016–17 Texas Tech 31 30 30.4 .464 .432 .849 2.8 3.0 1.0 .2 15.4
2017–18 Texas Tech 36 35 29.5 .471 .320 .817 3.0 3.2 1.1 .3 17.6
Career 131 99 25.9 .444 .360 .797 2.7 2.6 1.0 .3 12.0

Personal life[edit]

Evans is the son of Olympic high jumper Kenny Evans.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Murphree, Marcus (April 16, 2014). "Berkner star guard Keenan Evans signs with Texas Tech basketball". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Engel, Mac (February 3, 2018). "Red Raiders finally have the winner they want". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Silva Jr., Carlos (October 12, 2017). "Smith, Evans third pair of Texas Tech teammates to earn preseason all-Big 12 honors". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Baby, Ben (February 3, 2018). "Texas Tech's Keenan Evans is a problem, but so is the Red Raiders' not-so-secret weapon: depth". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Evans scores at buzzer, No. 10 Texas Tech beats Texas in OT". The Washington Post. February 1, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Bonagura, Kyle (February 8, 2018). "Wooden Watch: Texas Tech's Keenan Evans merits attention". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Dillon, Sean (February 5, 2018). "Texas Tech's Keenan Evans Named Bob Cousy Award Finalist". rock101.fm. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  8. ^ Graham, Mike (June 22, 2018). "Evans, Smith picked up for Summer League". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "Keenan Evans, Detroit Pistons agree to two-way deal". Sportando. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Keenan Evans: Let go by Pistons". CBSSports.com. January 15, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  11. ^ "Blue Coats Acquire Keenan Evans and Returning Player Rights to Chris Horton from Grand Rapids Drive". NBA G League. January 22, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2019.

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