Jeremy Evans

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Jeremy Evans
Jeremy Evans
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 200
Nationality: American
Born: 10/24/1987
Birthplace: Monroe, LA
Draft: Second round, 55th overall
Drafted By: Utah
College: Western Kentucky
NBA Career: 2010 - present
Mavs Tenure: 2015 - 2016

Jeremy Evans (born October 24, 1987 in Monroe, Louisiana) was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Mavericks on July 31, 2015.

Evans, a three-year letterman at Crossett High School in Crossett, Arkansas, led his team to the state tournament in his final two seasons.

He opted to play college basketball at Western Kentucky University where he enjoyed a very successful four-year career. In his junior season, he led WKU to the Sun Belt Tournament title where he was MVP of the tournament. His best season statistically was his senior season when he averaged 10 points and 6.9 rebounds over 34 games.

Drafted in the second round (55th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz, Evans received valuable experience his rookie season appearing in 49 games while averaging 3.6 points and 2.0 rebounds.

He was limited to only 29 games during his second year but had the distinction of winning the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest during that season's NBA All-Star Weekend. He also had his first taste of playoff experience that year appearing in two post-season games for the Jazz.

Defending his title during the 2012-2013 campaign, Evans was runner-up in the contest.

He posted the best numbers of his career during the 2013-2014 season with 6.1 points and 4.7 rebounds over 36 games.

Following his fifth season with Utah, Evans signed a free agent contract with Dallas on July 31, 2015.

Evans saw action in 30 games (two starts) for the Mavs in the one year he was with the team. He averaged 2.4 points in 8.4 minutes per game before having season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on march 17, 2016.

He was traded, along with guard-forward Emir Preldzic and cash considerations, to the Indiana Pacers for 7'1 Croatian center Stanko Barac on July 7, 2016.