Los Angeles Clippers guard Jawun Evans chatted with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson about Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas. Press Play Below To Listen.
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Jawun Evans put on a show in Los Angeles Friday night. Evans poured in 22 points, dished out eight assists and hauled in four rebounds in 42 minutes of preseason action against Staples Center co-tenant Los Angeles Lakers.
A second round pick in this year’s draft, Evans played an air tight all around game. He shot 8/17 from the field and only missed three free throws and added two steals.
While he’ll back up newly minted Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley, Evans is not someone you should sleep on. In his freshman year at Oklahoma State he averaged a shade under 13 points and 5 assists. He set an Oklahoma State record as a freshman when he notched 42 points against the school’s rival, University of Oklahoma.
Listed at 6’0 but realistically about 5’11, Evans has got something to prove. A second rounder? 5’11? Hmm…sounds familiar.
At 5’9, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas defied odds as a member of the Boston Celtics last season. He led the team to the NBA Playoffs and playing inspired basketball after the death of his sister.
Juwan Evans sees the similarities in their game. “Yeah because I can score in different ways,” Jawun Evans told me on Scoop B Radio.
“But also get my teammates involved. And I just make my teammates better so I can do a little bit of both so yeah I can see the comparison.”
A first-team all-conference and a third-team All-American by Sporting News magazine as a sophomore at Oklahoma State, Evans like Thomas says he is doubted for an obvious reason. “I would have to say my size,” he said.
“I say that, because I’m a little bit shorter than everybody. But I can do the same things that everybody else can do like rebound and score the ball.”
After all, Evans did average 4.4 rebounds in his freshman season at Oklahoma State.
‘The Logo’ Jerry West getting some advice in to #Clippers‘ rookie Jawun Evans pic.twitter.com/pI5sYctv4f
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) October 11, 2017
Evans saw an upward spike in his minutes in all four of his preseason games. If he continues to play well in Doc Rivers’ system, he’ll be rewarded. Friday’s preseason game against was a dress rehearsal. Both teams will open up their season playing each other on Thursday at Staples Center.
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