College: Oklahoma State, Sophomore
Height w/o Shoes: 5’10.75”
Height w/ Shoes: 5’11.5”
Weight: 185 lbs
Standing reach: 7’11”
Max Vertical: 33.5”
College Statistics (Sophomore year)
2-PT FG%: 45.6%
3-PT FG%: 37.6 %
Via Draft Express
Best Case Comparison: Speedy Claxton, Kenny Smith, D.J. Augustin
2017 Big Board Ranking
Kevin O’Connor: 25
Chad Ford: 30
Draft Express: 27
Sports Illustrated: 35
CBS Sports: 30
3 Things To Know
1. Evans possesses top notch speed and long arms allowing him to be a solid defender, even though he lacks height. This could help him carve out a role as a role-playing guard with potential to facilitate an offense.
2. Evans has the unique ability to get to the rim at will with his speed, and the pick and role oriented NBA should only help him become a better facilitator, as his already solid decision making should improve with time.
3. Evans’ career success could hinge on his ability to improve his range and if his smaller stature can be resolved as an issue by his excellent speed.
Gets to top speed very quickly.
Beats defenders with first step.
Potential as an iso player if he improves his handles.
Solid pick and roll player with upside.
Good recognition and decision making on how to attack in pick and roll situations.
Has ability to finish in many ways. (Solid Jumper, Good finisher with a very good floater.)
Quick release when shooting off of the dribble
Good range especially on stop and pop.
Good power on passes
Very good at pushing ball ahead on transition.
Tends to make right decisions on where to pass the ball especially in pick and roll.
Very good at fighting around screens.
Crashes the boards hard and is a successful rebounder for his size.
Puts solid pressure on the ball as a defender, utilizing his long arms and excellent speed to his advantage.
Undersized, and only average explosiveness in a position where he needs top tier athleticism. (Vertical of only 33.5” limits him.)
Sometimes struggles to convert around the rim.
Must improve his off hand.
He turns the ball over more than he should, and must cut down on preventable errors such as losing the ball on crossovers.
Must tighten up his handle as well as improve his passing with his off hand.
Even with good mechanics, Evans misses right and left suggesting there may be an issue with his release.
Evans has limited range on his three even though he looks comfortable shooting from a distance.
Juwan Evans is a speedy guard with playmaking ability and a good shot, who is only limited by his size, and projects to be a late first round pick with upside. Evans developed into a star in a talented conference by averaging 19 points, 6.5 assists, and shooting 81 percent from the line. Evans stands out on tape, after being relatively lightly recruited, because of his astounding speed and knack for getting to the basket. With Evans’ speed, he creates well for others when attacking, especially when reading pick and roll situations. If Evans can tighten his handles, his speed, and his decision making, he could see major NBA success, especially with the faster pace lay in the NBA catering to Evans’ game. However, Evans may struggle with the length and physicality of NBA guards due to his own smaller stature of sub six feet tall and 185 pounds. Overall, Evans’ success in the NBA may depend on the team that selects him and how they use him and his speed in the NBA’s faster pace as well as how much he improves his jumpshot by adapting to the NBA three point line.
Draft Reports compiled by Garrett Furubayashi and Leif Thulin