Jawun Evans (born July 26, 1996) is an American basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A point guard, he played college basketball for Oklahoma State, Evans was named an All-American in the 2016–17 season.

 

 

Early life

Jawun Evans attended Southside High School in Greenville, South Carolina. As a freshman, scored 26 points to lead Southside High School over Wade Hampton in the 2012 Upper State championship game. Southside finished with an 18-10 record and a runner-up finish in the South Carolina Class 3A state championship game. He transferred to Legacy Charter School in Greenville, South Carolina for his sophomore year (2012-13) while playing under his Southside Coach, B.J. Jackson. He dominated and played against some of that year's top talent programs. He later moved to Texas.

After moving from South Carolina to Dallas, Texas, Evans starred at Justin F. Kimball High School in his Junior and Senior year, where he was named to the Parade All-America team and the McDonald's All-American Game in 2015. He chose Oklahoma State over Illinois, USC and Texas, among others.[4] In the Summer before his freshman year at Oklahoma State, Evans played for the United States in the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Greece, where Team USA won the championship by defeating Croatia in overtime.[5]

College career

As a freshman, Evans averaged 12.9 points, 4.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He scored a Cowboys freshman record 42 points against arch-rival Oklahoma[6] and at the close of the season was named the Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year, despite missing more than a month of the season after injuring his shoulder in a February 3, 2016 game.[7] Returning his sophomore season, Evans was named preseason All-Big 12. At the close of the regular season, he was named first-team all-conference and a third-team All-American by Sporting News magazine.[8]

Professional career

On June 22, 2017, Evans was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 39th selection in the 2017 NBA draft.[9] On July 6, 2017, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for cash considerations.[10]