In her second year of high school, Tyreke Evans drew comparisons with tire legend Tracy McGrady. That says a lot about his immense talent at such an early stage of his career.
He was recruited for the NBA draft in 2009, whereupon he received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2010, followed by two stints with the Sacramento Kings and some time with the New Orleans Pelicans. In 2018 Tyreke, who plays as a guard and small forward, was added to the Indiana Pacers roster.
Tyreke Evans’ Bio
The native Chester from Pennsylvania was born on September 19, 1989, as Tyreke Jamir Evans. He looks back on his high school career with great satisfaction. During his time at the American Christian Academy in Aston, he was on the first team of the Parade All-American as well as MVP and Co-MVP of McDonald’s High School All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.
The player, who was in great demand by various universities, eventually chose the University of Memphis. Here he had a difficult start due to his incompatibility with the various rules he was to play. Eventually, he found his way around in the point guard position. His contributions from that point on led to him receiving eight Conference USA Rookie of the Week awards in his first year.
While others usually give up their last year of college to play professionally, Tyreke Evans left the university after his first year of study and signed up for the 2009 NBA draft. During the exercise, he was voted 4th overall by the Sacramento Kings.
He didn’t lose any time to prove himself either, being named NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month in December for having achieved the best result in the season so far. He continued to prove his skills with outstanding performances against players like the Chicago Bulls. In this hard-fought victory, the youngster pushed his team across the victory line after they had left Chicago behind by a whopping 35 points.
The Point-Guard remained in good form and won further awards as Rookie of the Month and MVP of the game. With his game for this season, he joined the ranks of Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, and LeBron James and was only the fourth rookie in NBA history to achieve an average of at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
After a long injury-free time on the sidelines, Tyreke Evans spent part of the 2011-2012 season with Italy’s Virtus Roma thanks to the NBA lockout. The following season he averaged over 15 points and 4 rebounds, although he missed a large part of the regular season due to injury.
Before the 2013-2014 season, Evans switched to the New Orleans Pelicans. He spent four years with the New Orleans Pelicans and had some enviable successes during that time. These included a career-high of 41 points against Oklahoma and an impressive win against his former employers in April 2015.
In February 2017, Sacramento brought him back, marking the start of his second tour of duty with the team. However, it was a short-lived one, as he transferred to the Memphis Grizzlies five months later. Here Tyreke Evans usurped Mike Miller’s grizzly record of 27 consecutive games with a 3-point record.
In the run-up to the 2018-2019 season, Evans was signed by the Indiana Pacers, where he scored 14 points and 6 assists on his debut, beating his immediate former employers.
Injury and Career Stats
Tyreke Evan’s impressive performances were often between long periods of injury. After his enviable rookie season, he suffered an injury that excluded him from the squad for 19 games. In the 2012-2013 season, he suffered another injury, this time to his left knee, which left him out of the squad for 16 games.
After joining the New Orleans Pelicans, he suffered his worst injury ever. As a result, he missed the first 17 games of the season. He came back for a while before the injury got worse, and this culminated in his being marginalized for the rest of the season. The following season, he had to miss another 10 games due to a rib injury.
By the end of the 2017-2018 season, Tyreke has played 525 regular-season games in his professional career, 117 of which he has played from the bench. In these games, he averaged 16.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.3 steals.
Tyreke Evans’ Family and Daughter
The 6 foot 5-inch basketball player was born by Benita and John Evans. According to various reports, however, he was more or less raised by his three older brothers, James, Julius, and Dion.
Rumor has it that Tyreke dated several women, and some stories of infidelity have been interspersed. However, sometime between 2010 and 2015, he met with Angel Brinks, a fashion designer, and model. Their union produced Tyreke’s beautiful daughter Amina, who is the spitting image of her mother.
Salary and Net Worth
Tyreke’s most recent professional contract with the Indiana Pacers was a one-year contract with a guaranteed sum of $12.4 million. This was significantly higher than his previous contract with the Memphis Grizzlys for almost $4 million.
According to various sources, the point guard has a net value of $32.5 million.