The 6-foot-6 Evans, MVP of last year’s McDonald’s All-American Game, has thrived since Memphis coach John Calipari moved him to point guard from the wing following a loss to Syracuse that dropped the Tigers to 6-3.
The Tigers have won 27 straight heading into a West Regional semifinal Thursday with Missouri.
During the first nine games, Evans averaged 14.8 points and 3.5 assists while looking tentative. Since then, he’s averaged 17.2 points and 5.1 assists. He leads Memphis in scoring (16.6), steals (2.0) and assists (3.9).