|Tyreke Evans, No. 12|
Tyreke Evans (born September 19, 1989) is an American basketball player. He is a 6'6" shooting guard and plays for the University of Memphis. He is widely considered one of the best players in his 2008 class.
- In the January 10 game against UCF, Evans scored 15 points along with Robert Dozier and Antonio Anderson.
Evans grew up in Chester, Pennsylvania, and was mainly raised by his three older brothers. He attended American Christian Academy in Aston, Pennsylvania, and by his sophomore year began drawing comparisons to NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady. As a senior, he averaged 32.1 points per game and was named the Most Valuable Player of the McDonald's All-American Game, where he posted 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to help lead the East team to a 107-102 victory over the West.
In April 2008, Evans announced that he would attend the University of Memphis, after also considering Villanova University and the University of Texas.
Evans struggled at times at the beginning of his freshman season until coach John Calipari inserted him as the starting point guard in the 11th game of the season, a 60-45 win over the University of Cincinnati. In 33 minutes, Evans nearly put up a triple-double, with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists.
Through January 26, following the team's 54-52 win at the University of Tennessee, Evans was named the Conference USA Rookie of the Week for a sixth time.
Evans was chosen to be the keeper of the SLAM Magazine High School Diary for the 2008 season.
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