If there is a better prospect than Tyreke Evans in the 2008 class, we have not seen him yet. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound combo guard from American Christian School in Aston, Pa., did just about everything for Team Final while leading them to the semifinals of the Boo Williams Invitational.
A rangy player with a complete game, Evans did everything from run the point to dominating the defensive boards for Team Final. With nearly every school in the county hungry for his abilities, Evans has not really sorted through his options yet.
"I'm not sure yet about colleges," said Evans. "All the coaches are just calling my brother right now."
Off the top of his head, Evans threw out North Carolina, Connecticut, Villanova, Texas and Louisville as schools that are in the mix.
Although he is the recipient of so much attention so early in his career, Evans is focused on improving his game by becoming more of a leader and polishing his point guard game.
"I consider myself a two guard, but I am working on being a point guard," he said after his 21 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks performance against the Georgia Blazers. "I think I did a good job today. I'm trying to be a leader and really step up and help my team play as a team.
"People expect me to go out and score a bunch of points every game, but I'm focused on winning, not on rankings."
Tyreke Evans scouting report:
A rangy combo guard with a very long reach, Evans is able to penetrate by his man at will with crafty hesitation moves and crossover dribbles. He also loves to pull up from three off his hesitation dribble. When he gets into the lane, he has superb body control and an eye for spotting the open man. Not the quickest player laterally, Evans has very good defensive instincts and knows how to use his range to come up with steals. He is also able to dominate the defensive boards from his guard position.