Oklahoma State starting point guard Jawun Evans remains “questionable” for the Cowboys’ game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday. That’s according to CBS’s Jon Rothstein.
Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans (shoulder) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, per Brad Underwood. Day-to-day.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 13, 2016
Evans missed OSU’s 71-67 win at Tulsa on Saturday due to a shoulder injury suffered in practice last Wednesday. The injury is a sprained AC joint. That might not sound like too big of a deal, but it was a shoulder injury that forced Evans to miss the end of the 2015-16 season.
Evans is easily Brad Underwood’s best player this year, averaging 23.6 points, 5.1 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game through the first nine games of the season.
The Cowboys will face the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions in Stillwater on Wednesday night. If Evans can’t go, Freshman point guard Brandon Averette will likely take his spot. Averette had his best game of the season while filling in for Evans last Saturday, scoring a career-high 17 points to go with three rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
UAPB is 1-9 on the season, so the Cowboys might not miss Evans too much. However, it would be good for Underwood and Co. to get him back by this Saturday, when they head to Wichita State to face the Shockers.
OSU and UAPB tip off Wednesday night, Dec. 14th at 8:00 p.m. CT. The game will air on ESPNU.