Recruiting on the South Plains | PG Keenan Evans Commits to Texas Tech

Michael C. Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Richardson Berkner point guard Keenan Evans became Texas Tech Head Coach Tubby Smith's third commitment in two weeks.

PLAYER: Keenan Evans

POSITION: Point Guard
HEIGHT: 6’3"
WEIGHT: 170
HIGH SCHOOL: Berkner (Richardson, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals | Scout | ESPN 69 | 24/7 Sports 83
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8344
VTM PROFILE DATE: October 16, 2013

OFFERS | Colorado, Colorado St., Fresno St., North Texas, Texas St., Texas Tech Utah St., UTEP, Western Kentucky, Wichita St.

STATS | According to the DMN Evans was second on the team in scoring, right in front of a guy that Texas Tech was recruiting last year, Kendal Yancy-Harris. Evans averaged 14.1 points a game, 5.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists a game (who ended up at UCS) and another talented guy that ended up at Fresno St.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Via, ZagsBlog Evans talks about Texas Tech and the type of player he is:

"They have a proven head coach in Coach [Tubby] Smith," he told SNY.tv. "I loved the campus, bonded with the team and also it’s a great academic center."

As for what he’ll bring to Tech, Evans said, "I’m an efficient player. I have great court vision. I have great composure and I’ve been described as an elite scorer."

SCOUTING REPORT | Hold up. You already know about Evans. Our very own MikeTTU told you about Evans in September. Why pay for recruiting information when you can get it for FREE. The only good video I found is below and it’s not much. Evans was on a very good Berkner team with a couple of Division I players. This will be Evans team this year, so it will be interesting to watch.

With the limited video, you can tell that he’s a smooth player and he’s got a really tight outside shot, not a lot of moving parts. Plus he’s got a decent handle. He probably didn’t get to display that with Yancy-Harris last year, but he should this year. I’d also add that being the second leading scorer, sandwiched between a guy that went to Fresno St. and a guy that went to USC isn’t all that bad.

Also, Premier Basketball Media had some ideas on Evans (and I had not seen this when I did Smith’s preview):

Keenan Evans (Team Texas Nike) – Keenan Evans is a 6’3" guard from the class of 2014. Evans is a great athlete who understands how to play basketball. Evans does a great job of finishing at and above the rim. Evans uses his long arms and tremendous jumping ability to do a nice job defensively and help get a few rebounds from the guard position. Keenan needs to continue to improve upon his jump shot’s consistency, but has a ton of game that will translate well at the next level.

And on Zach Smith, who committed last week:

Zach Smith (Pro Skills 17U) – Zach Smith is a 6’7" wing from the class of 2014. Smith has big time leaping ability. Smith is a hustle points type of player who scores off the offensive boards and finishing in transition. Smith is a tremendous shot blocker from the help side and does a great job on the glass. Smith needs to work on his handles and jump shot to continue to solidify his game.

It seems as if HC Tubby Smith is putting together his team. Evans is the point guard, Justin Gray is the shooting guard or small forward and Zach Smith is some sort of forward. It’s interesting to watch Smith put together this team. One other aside, Evans has put together his own website. I won’t link to it because I'm 40 and I try real hard to not be creepy, but it’s actually pretty nice, well organized and he seems like a smart kid based on the site. I think this is a trend with Smith, getting pretty smart kids like Gray, who was offered to play at Harvard.

Keenan, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2014 Class | Here we go.

Player Position Ht/Wt School VTM Profile
Keenan Evans Point Guard 6-3/170 Berkner (Richardson, TX) October 16, 2013
Justin Gray Shooting Guard 6-5/185 Berkeley Prep (Tampa, FL) October 4, 2013
Zach Smith Forward 6-5/205 Plano East (Plano, TX) October 8, 2013
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