For his junior season, Jawun Evans moved from his lifelong home in South Carolina to Dallas when his mother got a new job. After an adjustment period, the four-star point guard is thriving in his new surroundings and has taken his game to a new level.
Currently ranked No. 59 in the class of 2015, the 6-foot floor general landed at Dallas (Texas) Kimball after his move. Once he got settled in, he helped lead Kimball to their third state title in the last four years and his stock has soared in the process.
"My teammates believe in me," Evans told Rivals.com. "They just tell me to go get it on the floor and that really helped me out a lot this year."
Though he isn't the biggest point guard, Evans doesn't lack at all for toughness. He is willing to play physically, he is a terrific on the ball defender and he has superior quickness and the ability to change directions. You don't even have to ask him if his favorite player is Chris Paul because the way he plays it is easy to see that Evans has studied the Clippers star closeley
"I watch him a lot I try to make my game like his," says Evans of Paul. "My biggest strength is getting to the cup and getting fouled I've been working on my three point shot and my pull-up game."
This spring and summer, Evans is going to be running with a new team because of his move to Texas. He's joined up with Wes Grandstaff's loaded Team Texas Elite squad and though Evans is already pretty well known in the Southeast and now Texas, he's hoping to show the rest of the country what he is capable of.
"I'm just looking to show what I can do," said Evans. "I want to show everybody what they've been missing out on and that I'm one of the top point guards out there."
College programs certainly know that Evans is one of the top players in the junior class.
"Illinois and Clemson have been really hard on me," said Evans. "I've been getting calls from Oklahoma State, Texas and Baylor is strong. I'm still pretty open."
Now that he is firmly established in Texas and at Kimball, Evans is looking forward to seeing who jumps in his recruitment after the spring evaluation period and will look at the typical things today's top players do when picking a program.
"The thing that is going to be important is my development at a school," said Evans. "Also going to school where I'm going to be able to take care of things in the classroom and develop there as well."
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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