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Name: Heshimu Evans
College: Kentucky
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 208
Class: Senior
Position: Shooting Guard
Other Position: Point Guard profile
Hesimu Evans
Stats (Provided by JazzyJ)
                  G  MIN  FG  FGA  3P 3PA  FT FTA  REB  PF AST  TO BLK STL  PTS
                  G  MIN  FG  FGA  3P 3PA  FT FTA  REB  PF AST  TO BLK STL  PTS
94-95 Manhattan  27  711 135  260   9  29  56  88  136  59  58  53   9  21  335
95-96 Manhattan  29  957 143  344  23  64  79 133  174  57  90  79  10  25  388
96-97 Kentucky                    Did Not Play - Transfer Student
97-98 Kentucky   37  749 130  241  16  47  52  84  198  60  60  50  12  29  328
98-99 Kentucky   37  972 155  335  31 107  94 128  189  94 112  83   9  30  435
TOTALS          130 3389 563 1180  79 247 281 433  697 270 320 265  40 105 1486
                  MIN   FG%   3P%   FT%  RPG  APG  TPG  BPG  SPG   PPG
94-95 Manhattan  26.3  51.9  31.0  63.6  5.0  2.1  2.0  0.3  0.8  12.4
95-96 Manhattan  33.0  41.6  35.9  59.4  6.0  3.1  2.7  0.3  0.9  13.4
96-97 Kentucky              Did Not Play - Transfer Student
97-98 Kentucky   20.2  53.9  34.0  61.9  5.4  1.6  1.4  0.3  0.8   8.9
98-99 Kentucky   26.3  46.3  29.0  73.4  5.1  3.0  2.2  0.2  0.8  11.8
TOTALS           26.1  47.7  32.0  64.9  5.4  2.5  2.0  0.3  0.8  11.4

Scouting reports

Scout: JazzyJ

You've probably heard this a million times already, but it deserves  to be repeated: Heshimu means "warrior", and Heshimu Evans  certainly fit that description during his career at Kentucky.   Whether it was starting or coming off of the bench, Evans always provided a huge amount of energy and effort, and was a key part of some very successful teams at UK.

 Evans started his career at Manhattan before his days at UK, and  was a big-time performer at the MAAC school. As a freshman,  Evans was the conference's freshman of the year, and was a key  player on the Jasper's team that upset Oklahoma in the 1st round  of the NCAA tournament. After another solid sophomore season  as the leading scorer on a less-talented team, Evans decided to  transfer from Manhattan after Fran Frascilla left the program to  take the St. John's job. Calling around, Evans was accepted as a  transfer to Kentucky and sat out the 1996-97 season. However,  that's not to say he wasn't heard from during that redshirt year.  Practicing with the team, Evans raised plenty of eyebrows among  observers for his tenacious play in practice, especially against  future NBAers Derek Anderson and Ron Mercer. When his  junior year rolled around, Evans settled into the role of the team's  6th man. Evans provided instant energy and defense off of the  bench, and he certainly came to play each and every night. It was  his two 3-pt shots in the early stages of the second half against  Duke in the NCAA regional final that helped spark UK's  improbable comeback in that game. As a senior, Evans stepped  into the starting lineup and looked like an absolute All-American  in the early season, putting up big-time numbers, especially against  Maryland. However, midway through the year, Evans lost a bit of  confidence in his shot, and went basically AWOL for a few  weeks before getting things back into gear late in the season.

 Being a warrior, you can bet Evans excels at rebounding and  defense. He crashes the boards hard, especially the offensive  glass. Defensively, Evans is capable of being a "stopper", and has  versatility in that he could guard anybody from a power forward  to a point guard (at times) on the collegiate level. Offensively,  Evans is a tough player inside and has range out to the college  3-pt line. He also is a solid passer and has a decent handle.  Evans, of course, is being labeled a "tweener" between the guard  and forward positions. At 6'6", he is likely a little short (and small  in stature) for SF in the NBA, and does not possess a consistent  enough outside shot or enough ball-handling skills for shooting  guard. In fact, much of Evans' struggles in mid-season came not  coincidentally from a move to shooting guard when Kentucky  went to a bigger lineup. There is no questioning Evans' desire  however, as he does come to play each and every night, and will  always make things happen on the court, whether it be crashing  the boards against larger opponents, or diving for loose balls.

 Evans participated in the Nike Desert Classic in Phoenix, and  played decently. The questions regarding his outside shooting  remain, however, and he looks at this point to be a second round  pick at best. A solid performance in Chicago would cement that  status.

Craig Simpson - Usenet Draft Commissioner

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