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Has a scorer's mentality ... Can create off the dribble ... Terrific lay-up shooter, which fits well in the Tigers' dribble-drive motion offense ... Has long arms with a 7-foot-3 wingspan ... Good deep shooter ... Has the knack to put the ball in the basket.
Featured in a documentary film Gunnin' For That No. 1 Spot, which was released in July 2008 ... A consensus top-six recruit in the 2008 class ... Picked as the top player in the 2008 class by SLAM and Dime magazines ... Named the No. 2 player in the country in RiseMag.com's ... Also rated third by HoopScoop, third by ESPN.com, Scout.com and Hoopmasters.com, and sixth by Rivals.com ... ESPN.com rated him the No. 1 shooting guard ... Ranked No. 2 point guard by Scouthoops.com and No. 3 point guard by Rivals.com ... Selected to the 2008 Parade Magazine All-America first team ... Second-straight year he was a Parade All-America, as he was a fourth team member in 2007 ... Named the 2008 Pennsylvania Player of the Year by the Associated Press ... Named MVP of the 2008 McDonald's All-America Game in Milwaukee, Wis. ... Finished McDonald's game with 21 points (9-of-15 FG), 10 rebounds and four assists to help lead the East squad to a 107-102 victory ... Second player in his county's history (Delaware County) to play in the McDonald's Game (first was Barry Bekkedam in 1986) ... Third Southeastern Pennsylvania player selected to McDonald's All-America Game in last three years (Gerald Henderson and Wayne Ellington played in 2006) ... Also played in the 11th annual Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Ore., and the Jordan Brand All-American Game in New York, N.Y. ... Had 23 points (8-of-15 FG/7-of-9 FT), seven boards, four assists and three steals in the Jordan Brand Classic ... Selected co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic (shared with Brandon Jennings) ... Scored 11 points and added eight boards, four assists and three steals to help lead the USA Junior National Select Team to a 98-78 win over the World Team at the Nike Hoops Summit ... Averaged 32.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 4.3 steals for American Christian in 2007-08 ... Scored 50 points in two games his senior season ... Picked the Philadelphia Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania Player of the Year... Also named to the Inquirer's All-Southeastern Pennsylvania first team ... A varsity starter on American Christian's squad since seventh grade ... Scored over 3,300 points in his high school career.
Full name is Tyreke Jamir Evans ... Son of John and Benita Evans ... Major is undeclared.