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Basketball Recruiting

Top-3 incoming senior Kwame Evans Jr. talks finalists, decision timeline

July 12, 2022

Montverde has yet another star who has been developing under the legendary Kevin Boyle for two years. It’s Kwame Evans Jr. 

The 6-foot-10 incoming senior is a vital member of the 2023 class and has been an impactful piece for MVA and what is likely going to be another championship run this year.

Evans is the cousin of a former San Diego State freshman, now a UTEP Miner, Che Evans. In addition, his father Kwame Evans Sr. was a standout at George Washington in the ’90s. He plays his basketball for Team Durant on the Nike EYBL circuit. He’s the total package and will have a legitimate chance to battle for that top ranking in the 2023 class.

Major upside prospect who can score at all levels, and is a very fluid shooter, but the area I’m most impressed with him is probably his skill with the ball and his ability to run the floor and be around the perimeter at his size.

He’s grown to 6-foot-10, adding two inches since he was at 6-foot-8 exactly one year ago. With great size and forgetting to mention his 7-foot-2 wingspan, KJ Evans becomes one of the more physically gifted prospects in the class.

He originally had a final list of UCLA, Indiana, Oregon, Auburn, and Kentucky. Fast forward, we saw a significant change in his list. UCLA and Indiana were both cut from the list and Arizona’s Tommy Lloyd and his staff made the final list.

It now stands as a firm final four for Evans Jr. who has a list of Kentucky, Auburn, Oregon, and Arizona, with a decision possibly on the mend.

He discussed those finalists and an upcoming decision with

How close to a decision are you?

“Sometime in August really.”

How are you feeling about it?

“I’m feeling pretty good about it, where I want to be with it.”

Kentucky and your relationship with Coach Calipari?

” Their pitch is to come in and work for your minutes and to learn from the best because they have put guys at my position in the league. And my relationship with Coach Calipari is good because he checks up on me [a lot]  and has come to a couple of my games.”

Talk Oregon and what’s Dana Altman’s message to you?

“His message to me is to come in and help them win games, and develop and get me to the league. My thoughts on the program are it’s a good program, that they got a good system for me to fit if I choose there, and they got the top-notch resources.”

Thoughts on Auburn and the program overall?

“Auburn stands out to me because the coaching staff made me feel welcomed there [on my visit] and it was family-like. They have a good track record and there message to me was to come in there and develop and work hard everyday to get better and to be able to go where you want to go.”

Arizona, what are your thoughts on that program?

“I like their program honestly like it can fit anybody and I think it can help me very well. Their staff hasn’t really compared me to anybody from their program because they want me to develop into the person I want to be and they are great people to be around as well.”

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