Jawun Evans is an American basketball player who plays professionally in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Los Angeles Clippers. His position on the Clippers team is that of a point guard. While working his way through the ranks and learning his craft in his high school and college years, Jawun was discovered as a top candidate and his career has developed positively since then. We discuss his path from high school to the big leagues, where he has done well in a short period of time.
Who Is Jawun Evans? Bio
Jawun Evans was born on July 26, 1996, in Greenville, South Carolina. The name of his mother is LaConya. Jawun Evans grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and attended Southside High School there. In his early years, he was on the Southside High School team that defeated Wade Hampton in the 2012 Upper State Championship game. Jawun played his part in the victory by scoring a total of 26 points.
At the end of the tournament, Southside finished with a record 18-10. They also took second place in the South Carolina State Championship Class 3A match. In his second year, Evans moved from Southside to Legacy Charter School, which is still located in Greenville, South Carolina. Under the guidance of B.J. Jackson, he spent a lot of time competing against the best talents of the year.
After his first two years at high school, Jawun moved from South Carolina to Dallas, Texas. He then attended Justin F. Kimball High School for the last two years of his high school experience. During his time at Justin F. Kimball High School, Jawun was nominated for the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Parade All-American Team in 2015. When it came time for him to choose a college he wanted to go to, he did not lack the options. The colleges at the top of his list were Illinois, Texas, USC, and Oklahoma with many more in the starting blocks.
Evans chose Oklahoma State, however. Just before he was about to enter college, Jawun represented his nation at an age group tournament – the FIBA U19 World Championship, which was held that year in Greece. Team USA won the championship by defeating Croatia in overtime.
There was little doubt that Jawun was a good ballplayer, and when he started playing for Oklahoma State, his performances steadily underpinned his burgeoning reputation. In his first year of play, he averaged 12.9 points, 4.9 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game. During the season, Jawun injured his shoulder and was out of action for over a month. However, the injury did not stop him from earning a spot in the first game of the year’s Big 12 conference.
He made cowboy fresh blood history when he scored the record 42 points against arch-rivals Oklahoma, having played a total of 22 games this season. In his second year, he was named to the first All-Conference team and the third All-American team. During the preseason he was called to the All-Big 12 preseason. In his second year, he averaged 19.2 points, 6.4 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game. Jawun finished the season with a total of 32 games.
When the time came for the 2017 NBA Draft, Jawun entered the draft with a college record of more than two years, with 54 games played, 16.6 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game.
Evans was then selected by the Philadelphia 76ers on June 22, 2017, as 39th in the draft. His time with the 76ers was short, to say the least, and on July 6, 2017, he was sold to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for money. In his first season in the NBA, he played with the Aqua Caliente in a single game, scoring 4.0 points, 4.0 assists, and 4.0 rebounds.
In the Clippers, he proved his skills competing against players like John Wall and James Harden. He played a total of 48 games with a record of 4.8 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.8 rebounds. However, he could only start in 4 of the 48 games he played in.
His Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Jawun Evans isn’t the tallest basketball player you’d ever meet. In a world of giants, he stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches. (1.83 meters) He weighs in at 190 pounds and sports a standing reach of 7’ 11.