1 - Jacob Evans

6-5, 200 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Cincinnati Junior
06/18/97 (26.3 yrs)
Baton Rouge, LA
High School
St. Michael The Archangel
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Maurice Evans

Strengths: What he is best at is his ability on the defensive end … Under Mick Cronin at an elite defensive program at Cincinnati, he averaged 1.3 steals last season and remained one of the top defenders in the American Athletic Conference … One thing that sticks out for Evans is his size and frame for a wing … He stands at 6-6 with a 6-9 wingspan … His size did and will continue to create mismatches with smaller guards … He is very young coming out of college and has lots of time and years left for improvement … That frame and size can help him guard all kinds of guards at the next level and create more versatility … One of the best aspects of his game last season was his awareness and patience on offense … He was very smart with the ball, never forcing bad passes or creating bad turnovers and creating good offensive sets for his team … He pushed the pace well in transition and make plays for himself and teammates in scoring opportunities on fastbreaks … Evans is a good finisher at the rim and under the basket he knows what to do …Overall, his basketball I.Q. is already very high and he knows where to be on both sides of the floor at all times …

Weaknesses: Evans remained wildly inconsistent all season in all facets … While leading the team in scoring, he has eight games of single digits, raising the questions of effort issues or decreased play under better pressure … He is a big guard, but his rebounding numbers didn’t translate to size, only averaging 4.7 boards per game and never having a game last season of more than eight rebounds … At the next level, his size must become more of a factor … For his young age and room for growth, it also might mean he doesn’t have enough reps or experience in college for the next level … Sometimes, his selflessness on offense was too passive and not taking advantage of the best opportunities… Evans was a good player under the rim, but he needs to get better above the rim and learn to play through contact and be effective … He isn’t going into the pros elite in any aspect …

Overall: Evans is a very capable and consistent force on the defensive end, coming up from one of the best defensive programs in the country … His outside shot can be effective at the next level if he shores it up more … There is not one thing he does great, instead a collection of above average traits …

Notes: Evans was named first team All- AAC and led the Bearcats in scoring with 13.0 points per game… He was born in North Carolina… His mother played point guard at Grambling.

Matthew Harvey 5/15/18

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