Tyreke Evans

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Basketball player
Tyreke Evans
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Player information
Full name Tyreke Jamir Evans
birthday 19th September 1989 (age 30)
place of birth Chester , Pennsylvania , United States
size 198 cm
position Point Guard / Shooting Guard
college Memphis
NBA draft 2009 , 4th pick , Sacramento Kings
Jersey number 12
Clubs as active
2009–2013 Sacramento Kings 2013–2017 New Orleans Pelicans 2017 Sacramento Kings 2017–2018 Memphis Grizzlies 2018–2019 Indiana PacersUnited StatesUnited States
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Tyreke Jamir Evans (born September 19, 1989 in Chester , Pennsylvania ) is an American basketball player who was last in the squad of the Indiana Pacers . He previously played for the University of Memphis , where he was set as the starting point guard . In the NBA Draft 2009 he was selected in 4th place by the Kings.

High school

Evans grew up in Chester, Pennsylvania, where he was raised primarily by his three older brothers. He attended the Christian Academy in Aston, Pennsylvania , where he also played basketball. In his sophomore year, experts and McGrady himself compared his style of play with that of Tracy McGrady . As a senior , Evans averaged 32.1 points per game in high school and was named the McDonald's All-American Game Most Valuable Player that same season . In this he scored 21 points, ten rebounds and four assists to lead Team East to a 107-102 victory over Team West.


In April 2008 Evans decided to give preference to the University of Memphis. He decided against Villanova University and the University of Texas , which he had initially considered.

However, his first games were negative, which led his coach John Calipari to reshape the team. Evans was set as the starting point guard and scored almost a triple-double against the University of Cincinnati in his 11th game . Evans played 33 minutes (out of 40) and scored 14 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists . Memphis won the game 60:45. Memphis never lost another game until the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship tournament. There they lost to Missouri and were eliminated.


Evans decided not to play for the last three years in college and instead signed up for the 2009 NBA Draft. On June 25, 2009, he was selected by the Sacramento Kings in 4th place.

On December 1, 2009, Evans was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November. During this time he averaged 18.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.33 steals in 36.1 minutes per game.

However, he was able to increase this average and achieved, based on the entire season, 20.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. He is now one of 5 rookies in all of NBA history who were able to achieve more than 20 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds per game. The others are Michael Jordan , Oscar Robertson , LeBron James and Luka Dončić .

Evans was also nominated for the NBA Rookie Challenge , which rookies won for the first time in seven years. Evans was awarded the MVP title of the Rookie Challenge.

On April 29, 2010, Tyreke Evans received the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy for being named 2009/10 T-Mobile Rookie of the Year . Evans was voted number one 67 times by a panel of 123 sports journalists and broadcasters from the United States and Canada . That's a total of 491 points for him. Stephen Curry came in second with 391 points. With this award, Evans also led the NBA All-Rookie First Team for that year.

The 2010/11 season was initially marked by a foot injury for Tyreke Evans, before he threw a throw in favor of the guests from Memphis on December 29, 2010 in the game against the Memphis Grizzlies 1.5 seconds before the end when the score was 98:97 his own half shot, which went into the basket after the end of the game (so-called buzzer beater), whereby his Sacramento Kings still won the game.

In the following two years, however, Evans could not confirm his performance from the rookie season. Compared to his rookie season, his statistics fell in all areas. The 2012/13 season closed Evans with 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Evans then left the Sacramento Kings after they had not offered him a new contract. He was transferred to the New Orleans Pelicans in a sign-and-trade deal on July 10, 2014 , where he signed a contract until 2016. Evans played for the Pelicans over three seasons. During this time he reached the playoffs as an important part of the team in 2015. The 2015-16 season he had to sit out mostly due to a serious knee injury and completed only 25 season games. On his return to the 2016-17 season, Evans found himself on the bench.

In February 2017 Evans returned to the Sacramento Kings . With the Kings he came in the remaining games of the season to 11.6 points per game.

After his contract in Sacramento expired, Evans joined the Memphis Grizzlies in the summer of 2017 . With the Grizzlies he was able to build on his strong rookie season and scored 19.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists on average. Evans moved to the Indiana Pacers in the summer of 2018 . In the Pacers, Evans acted mostly as the sixth man. He got an average of 10.2 points in 69 games this season and played his weakest career season, as he only hit 39% of his field throws.

League suspension in the NBA

At the end of the season in May 2019, the NBA banned Evans for two years for violating the league's drug policy. He can only be accepted back into the league in 2021, until then he will be excluded from the league.

Achievements and Awards

Web links

Commons : Tyreke Evans  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Draft 2009 on nba.com
  2. Jeré Lognman: Prep Star's Rise Aided by His Brothers' Best Intentions New York Times , published February 21, 2008.
  3. Mark Beech, Ted Keith: Where Are They Now? Where Will They Be? on: Sports Illustrated . June 27, 2006.
  4. Associated Press: Tyreke Evans picks Memphis Tigers ( June 28, 2009 memento on the Internet Archive ) at: sportingnews.com , April 18, 2008.
  5. Kings' Evans takes home the T-Mobile Rookie of Year award ( Memento of the original from May 1, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.nba.com
  7. spox.com: NBA News: Tyreke Evans banned for two years after violating anti-drug guidelines spox.com on May 18, 2019, accessed July 12, 2019