Brooklyn Nets NBA Draft 2017 – Draft Guide – 7 Guards to Watch

Oklahoma State sophomore Jawun Evans runs a mile a minute. Evans may be the best pure point among the non-lottery crop. Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer sang the praises of Evans in the High Upside podcast, projecting Evans’ ceiling higher than Yogi Ferrell’s.

Evans is more than just a great athlete. He uses his speed to find crevices in the pick and roll and off mismatches. Evans is particularly adept at scoring off the dribble, a skill that could be at a premium in today’s NBA. As a playmaker, Evans has solid vision, never forcing the issue. Defensively, Evans, like Ferrell, is undersized but annoying. He swiped a few steals using his 6’5” wingspan at OSU.