Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Jawun Evans, arguably the top point guard in the Class of 2015, announced his commitment for Oklahoma State on Wednesday.
“Blessed to say I’m committed to Oklahoma State,” Evans tweeted.
The 6-foot point guard out of Dallas (TX) Kimball chose the Cowboys over USC and Illinois after visiting Oklahoma State this past weekend.
“Jawun Evans has the ability to make a huge impact from the point guard position on the next level,” Kimball coach Nick Smith told SNY.tv. “He’s a floor general on the court. He will make things easier as being the extension of the head coach on the court.
“Jawun can not only score when needed but he will make things easier for his teammates by setting them up and getting them the ball in areas where they can score easier. I look forward to coaching him this last season and watching him play next season.”
Evans joins Igor Ibaka as the second recruit for the Cowboys in the class of 2015.
Oklahoma State also remains in the mix for 6-9 Texas big man Elijah Thomas, who has talked about potentially playing with Evans in college.
He has also visited LSU and Illinois and still has SMU Oct. 3 and Texas A&M Oct. 11.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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