Posted On: 03/27/18 12:28 PM
Innovations International 6-foot-7 combo-forward Justin Evans’ high school career may have come to an end, but he’ll have one last offseason left to showcase himself in front of college coaches.
Evans — Nevada’s 23rd-ranked 2018 — will play with Las Vegas Knicks 17U on the adidas Gauntlet this spring and summer. It’ll be his first year on the circuit.
“I’m looking to get a scholarship, preferably D1. I’m trying not to settle for less because I know my abilities,” said Evans.
Those abilities involve explosiveness, finishing and a competitive edge.
“Getting to the rim is a strength, my first step is really explosive, not a lot of guys can stop it. And I don’t do a lot of excess dribbling; I get to the rack and I finish real good,” said Evans.
“My biggest thing is I’m really competitive, I love to win and do whatever I can to help the team get a win.”
Evans comes from a family of Division I athletes. His Cousin is a coach at Louisville, his brother played football at Cincinnati. He’s got cousins who played at UCONN and Cincinnati.
Naturally, he’s looking to follow in his family members’ footsteps.
“I’m just looking to get a D1 offer and live up to my family’s expectations,” said Evans.
So far, Division I programs Bryant and Charleston Southern have expressed interest in him. He says some D2 schools have as well; one he mentioned specifically was Catawba in North Carolina. He also mentioned UNLV has shown a little interest.
“I have a lot of schools showing interest in me,” said Evans. “I’m just hoping to pull something out this spring and summer and make my family proud.”