Posted On: 01/14/16 2:06 PM
Tre Evans has had quite the journey throughout his high school career. After starting at Edmond Sante Fe, then he had a run with Putnamn City West. After falling to Edmond Sante Fe in the semifinals of the state tournament, Evans followed his father to Edmond North where the two are leading the Huskies program to new heights.
Edmond North is undefeated and are one the favorites to capture the 6A title. Evans season roles on and he has racked up a number of accolades.
At the Skiatook Invitational this past weekend, Evans was named Most Valuable Player due his stellar performances in all three games. In his first outing against Tulsa NOAH, Evans minutes were limited but he was efficient going 5-6 from the free-throw line and scoring 13 points.
The Huskies faced a much tougher foe in the Glendale Falcons in semifinal action. Edmond North was slowly pulled away from the Falcons which allowed the starters to rest for most of the final quarter. Evans poured in 16 points and was able to rally his team when the chips were down.
The Owasso Rams were coming into the game the finals matchup having won the tournament 4 years in a row. Evans saved his best performance for last, scoring 38 points in every way possible. He notched three 3-pointers and went 11-14 from the free throw line.
Evans has become an entirely new player with Edmond North. He credits that to his large supporting cast. 2017 Guard Marques Wilson is the the half to the dynamic duo that fuels the Huskies night in and night out.
“Marques is great to play with,” said Evans. “We get along very well and we feed off each other in the games. It’s easy when you have another guy out there that can fill it up like him.”
While, Wilson has time to consider his collegiate options, Evans has made his final decision after signing to Old Dominion.
“I really appreciated the fact that every coach on the staff came down to watch me practice and scrimmage multiple times,” said Evans. “They have faith in me and my game and they expect me to come in and be a major contributor immediately.”
The biggest change that has occurred this season for Evans at Edmond North is his position. His father Coach Evans, put him at the Point, and it has worked perfectly. Last season at Putnam City West Tre was used as a spot up shooter, but that is not his game. He needs the ball in his hands to make plays for his teammates and himself.
“I never really played Point Guard because nobody believed I could do it.” said Evans. “If you ask me I would say I’m pretty good at making others better and putting the ball in the hole myself.”
This year the move has changed a lot with Evans. He is posting career high numbers at the Edmond North averaging 18.8 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists per game.
Evans has made a mighty fine point guard at Edmond North and will likely do the same at Old Dominion. He has the size, smooth jumper, handle, and basketball IQ to have quite the collegiate career. Until then, Evans has his eyes on finishing this season with the Class 6A gold ball.