Tyreke Evans: A Rising NBA Star
Tyreke Evans: A Rising NBA Star: Tyreke Evans is a professional basketball player who plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. In his college years, he played for the University of Memphis as a shooting guard. It wasn’t easy for him to transition from a small forward position (his position in HS) and struggled in his first year in college basketball. With training and adjustments, he was able to get his game back that led to him getting the Rookie of the Week award eight times. In 2009, Tyreke Evans stated that he’s making himself available for the NBA Draft. He was picked by the Sacramento Kings as the fourth pick. In his first year in the NBA, he was named as the Rookie of the Month for the Western Conference many times. He had averages of 18.8 PPG (points-per-game), 5 RPG (rebounds-per-game), 4.7 APG (assists-per-game), and 1.33 SPG (steals-per-game). In the first half of the season, his average time on court was 36.1 MPG (minutes-per-game).
Hitting the Spotlight: One of the most memorable games from Tyreke Evans was the Sacramento King’s match against the Chicago Bulls last December 21, 2009. Down by 35 early against the Bulls, Evans contributed 9 points of the team’s last 11 points to dominate the game in the last quarter. The following month, he was named as the Western Conference T-Mobile Rookie of the Month. In the 2010 RSG, Evans got the Most Valuable Player Award with a stat line of 26 points, 6 boards, 5 dishes, and 5 steals. Major Upset: In 2012, Evans’ contract was not extended by Sacramento Kings. Being traded was one of his hopes, but the Sacramento Kings didn’t trade him even by the trade deadline. With his assets – a good defender and playmaker, he’s probably going to be one of the most talked about players in the near future.
NBA Accomplishments: Tyreke Evans got the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in the 2009-2010 NBA season. In the same year, he also got into the NBA All-Rookie First Team and had the NBA Rookie Challenge MVP Award. His career high was recorded in January 21, 2011, scoring 35 points. Evans appeared in 257 games in his career, averaging 34.9 minutes of playtime. With a career average of 17.5 points per game, he’s definitely one to keep in a team and this is why a lot of teams are taking notice. His career stat line also reads 4.8 RPG, 4.8 APG, and 1.4 SPG.