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Jawun Evans set to announce Wednesday

Jawun Evans, one of the best PG recruits in the nation, will decide between OSU, Illinois, and USC via his Twitter account.

Travis Ford is confused on how he gets all these recruits, too.
Travis Ford is confused on how he gets all these recruits, too.
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Jawun Evans took an official visit to Oklahoma State this weekend, and it sounds like he's made his choice.

This was followed up with...

Evans is deciding between OSU, Illinois, and USC, with OSU and Illinois said to be the favorites.

He's a 6-0 point guard from Dallas, Texas (If he commits, I think it's safe to say Travis Ford runs Dallas).

Here's a summary of where he falls on all the scouting services.

Recruiting Service Stars Overall Ranking Position Ranking
ESPN 4 36 6
247Sports 5 8 2
Rivals 4 26

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As you can see, he'd be a big time get for Travis Ford and company. Watching some highlights, a few things stand out. He's fast, like really, really fast. Secondly, he finishes at the rim very well, especially for a guy his size.

Here's what ESPN analyst Paul Biancardi had to say about Evans in August.

This quick and mighty point guard is quick to penetrate and force a defense to help. When that happens he makes the opponent pay with a high-level decision. Evans plays the game fast but processes slowly, which helps his vision and decision-making stand out. His scoring prowess allows him to create drives and finish at the rim or make a step-back jumper behind a ball screen. He has a bulldog mentality to defend his position. For Evans to take the next step he must add a floater and a two-foot jump stop when driving the lane to be even more effective. He was outstanding at the NBPA camp and has kept up the high level of play all summer.

Sounds pretty good, right?

Evans commitment could also have some very nice consequences. Evans and fellow OSU target, Elijah Thomas have discussed playing together, and Thomas is down to Illinois and OSU. Thomas, if you don't know, is a 5 star center.  Here's a link from an earlier writeup if you want more information on him. However, Thomas recently said Illinois is the favorite, but there is some hope. Here's Jerry Meyer's, the director of basketball scouting for 247Sports, take on the situation.

Meyer has also predicted that Evans will commit to OSU.

247Sport's Crystal Ball has the Cowboys as the favorites for Evans, and for what it's worth, I think Evans will be committing to the Pokes this week. Let's hope that happens!

Here's some highlights of Evans. Enjoy.


Go Pokes!