Sunday, February 3, 2008
Evans Lites up Pavilion
Tyreke Evans lit up the Pavilion, for what hopefully won't be his last time playing there. The 6'6 possible Villanova recruit had 33 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 2 steals in American Christian's 78-71 victory over Academy of the New Church. They played in the Pavilion on Villanova's campus for the Kobe Bryant Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic. Evans still hasn't decided where he will play his college ball next year, but Louisville, Villanova, and Memphis are high on his list. Evans has stated that playing in the NCAA tournament is a major factor for him, which would lean him towards Memphis because they are in the weaker Conference-USA. But Tyreke should keep in mind that Memphis will likely lose several key players to the NBA after this season, and probably won't be as good. Villanova's recent struggles shouldn't deter him from wanting to come to the Main Line because Villanova will likely return all of its players, and will be more experienced next season. He also shouldn't be worried about playing time with the abundance of guards on the team. Villanova's top scoring guards, Scottie Reynolds, Corey Fisher, and Malcolm Grant, are all 6'2 and under. Evans at 6'6 would provide Villanova with a scoring guard with height. Evans has until May 16 to make his decision.