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Tyreke Evans biography

Date of birth : 1989-09-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-30
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Sacramento Kings, NBA Draft

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Tyreke Evans is an American professional basketball player with the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Memphis, and was selected by the Sacramento Kings as the 4th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

2009-10 :

Named the NBA Rookie of the Year after averaging a team-leading 20.1 ppg (.458 FG%, .255 3pt%, .748 FT%), 5.3 rpg, a team-best 5.8 apg, 1.51 spg, and 37.2 mpg in starting all 72 games in which he played … Joined LeBron James (2003-04), Michael Jordan (1984-85), and Oscar Robertson (1960-61) as the only players in NBA history to average at least 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists per contest in their rookie campaign … Also among just three players along with James and Kobe Bryant to average 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists last season … Only rookie in 2009-10 to lead his club in both scoring and assists … Finished 16th in the NBA in scoring and steals, 14th in assists, and 18th in minutes played … Also finished 27th in free throws made (348) and 21st in free throws attempted (465), both tops among rookies … Ranked first among rookies in scoring and minutes played, fifth in rebounds, second in assists and steals, and fourth in FG% and blocks … Notched first career triple-double vs. Toronto (3/10), becoming the only rookie in the Sacramento era and second rookie in franchise history to accomplish the feat (other was Cincinnati Royal Norm Van Lier against the San Diego Clippers in 1969) … Holds the single-season Sac-era rookie record for points (1,450) and free throws attempted … Established a Sac-era rookie record with 20 or more points in 41 contests (trailing Robertson’s franchise record of 62) … Enjoyed a seven-game streak with 20 or more points (Nov. 7-23), tying Lionel Simmons (Feb. 12-27, 1991) for most consecutive 20-point contests by a rookie in the Sac-era (franchise record is nine established by Kansas City Royal Otis Birdsong in 1978) … The last NBA rookie to record 20 points in at least seven straight contests was Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, who had a pair of nine-game streaks in 2004 … Scored 30-plus points four times … Tallied less than 10 points in only five contests … Hauled in 10 or more rebounds on seven occasions, doled out at least 10 assists seven times, and logged 13 double-doubles … Led the Kings in scoring 37 times, rebounding in 12 games, and assists on 41 occasions … Missed one game with a sprained right middle finger at Houston (10/21), three contests with a sprained right ankle (12/28 – 1/1), one game with a bruised hip at Denver (2/1), and five games with a concussion (3/21 – 3/28).

COLEGE:
Named the 2008-09 Conference USA Freshman of the Year … Earned All C-USA First Team honors and was the C-USA Tournament MVP … Finalist for the Wooden and USBWA National Player of the Year Awards … Honored as the National Freshman of the Year by ESPN.com, USBWA, CollegeHoops.net, The Sporting News, CBSSports.com, and FoxSports.com … Named Third Team All-America by Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com … Earned C-USA Rookie of the Week accolades nine times, a new league record … Averaged 17.1 ppg (.455 FG%, .274 3pt%, .711 FT%), 5.4 rpg, 3.9 apg, and 2.08 spg in 37 games (started 35) in lone season at Memphis … Led the Tigers in scoring and ranked 15th in the conference in rebounding, eighth in assists, and third in steals … Amassed 632 total points, second-most by a freshman in school history behind Dajuan Wagner’s 762 in 2001-02 … Ranks first among freshmen in Tigers’ annals with 77 steals and fourthbest with 143 assists behind Darius Washington Jr’s 144 in 2004-05, 174 by Vincent Askew in 1984-85, and 189 by Derrick Rose in 2007-08 … Tallied 22 points (6-13 FG, 3-6 3pt, 7-8 FT), six rebounds, and two assists in a road victory at Gonzaga (2/7) … Dished a career-high eight assists and matched a career-best with 10 rebounds vs. Cincinnati (12/29) … Led the Tigers to the C-USA Championship with 18 points (7-14 FG, 1-4 3pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, six assists, two steals, and three blocked shots in the title game victory over Tulsa (3/14) … Averaged 22.3 ppg (.510 FG%, 2-12 3pt, .833 FT%), 4.0 rpg, 4.7 apg, and 2.33 spg in three NCAA Tournament games … Posted a season-high 33 points (12-25 FG, 0-3 3pt, 9-9 FT) vs. Missouri in the Sweet Sixteen (3/26) … Finished with 19 points (7-13 FG, 4-5 3pt, 1-5 FT), four rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks in the second round against Maryland (3/21).

NBA AWARDS:
Winner of the 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year award, posting averages of 20.1 ppg (.458 FG%, .255 3pt%, .748 FT%), 5.3 rpg, 5.8 apg, 1.51 spg, and 0.36 bpg in 37.2 mpg … Named MVP of the 2010 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam at NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas, recording 26 points (11-15 FG, 0-1 3pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds, five assists, and five steals, helping the Rookies to a 140-128 victory and snapping a seven-game sophomore team winning streak (2/12) … Named T-Mobile Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in October and November, accruing averages of 18.8 ppg (.446 FG%, .323 3pt%, .790 FT%), 5.0 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.33 spg, and 36.1 mpg in 15 contests, guiding Sacramento to an 8-7 mark … Joined Brian Grant (January 1995) and Lionel Simmons (December 1990) as the only players in Kings history with the accolade … Repeated as a T-Mobile Rookie of the Month winner for games played in December, becoming the first player in franchise history to win back-to-back Rookie of the Month honors, posting averages of 22.1 ppg (.476 FG%, .172 3pt%, .766 FT%), 5.3 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.62 spg, and 36.1 mpg in 14 contests.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Tyreke Jamir Evans
Nickname is ‘Reke' and 'Too Easy'
Favorite food is macaroni and cheese
Spends leisure time sleeping
Cites “Love and Basketball” as his favorite movie
Joined NBA and WNBA stars at the 2009 “Play for Peace” International Youth Basketball Clinic held in Maine (7/27/09), an event designed to teach children from Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, and the United States more about teamwork, tolerance, and conflict resolution
Shoe size 15 (Nike)


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