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Biography

Background

NBA TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Sacramento with the 4th overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft... Acquired July 10, 2013 by New Orleans from Sacramento along with Jeff Withey from Portland in a three team trade in exchange for Greivis Vasquez (to Sacramento) and Robin Lopez (to Portland).


2012-13 Season(Sacramento Kings): Averaged 15.2 ppg (.478 FG%, .338 3pt%, .775 FT%), 4.4 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.38 spg, and 31.0 mpg in 65 games (reserve in 4) ... DND-bruised left knee in two games (11/30, 12/1), DNP-CD (sore left knee) in four games (12/7, 12/8, 12/10, 12/17), Inactive List (sore left knee) in 10 games (12/19, 12/21, 12/23, 12/26, 12/28, 12/30, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/5) ... Missed one game due to a strained left quad (4/17) ... Scored in double-figures in 49 games, 20 or more points in 21 games ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in one game ... Recorded one double-double ... Led Kings in scoring in 14 games, rebounding in five, assists in 20.


Professional: n four years with Sacramento, averaged 17.5 ppg (.449 FG%, .276 3pt%, .765 FT%), 4.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.4 spg, and 34.9 mpg in 257 career games (started 247) in four seasons with Sacramento (2009-10 - 2012-13) ... Notched first and only career triple-double vs. Toronto (3/10/10)...Recorded a career-high 35 points (14-29 FG, 1-3 3pt, 6-10 FT), three rebounds, five assists, and three steals in a career-high 48 minutes at Golden State (1/21/11) ... Hit game-winning 50-foot buzzer-beater to give Kings a 100-98 win over Memphis (12/29/10) ... In career, has scored 30 or more in nine contests. 2011-12 (Sacramento): Averaged 16.5 ppg (.453 FG%, .202 3pt%, .779 FT%), 4.6 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.33 spg, and 34.3 mpg in 63 games (reserve in 2) ... Missed two games due to a sprained left ankle (3/16, 3/18) ... Missed one game due to back spasms (3/30/12) ... Scored 20 or more points in 23 games, 30 or more in one ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in four games ... Dished out 10 or more assists in two games ... Recorded four double-doubles ... Led Kings in minutes played (2,162) and assists (283), was third on team in scoring ... Led Kings in scoring in 16 games, rebounding in three, and assists in 29. 2010-11 (Sacramento): Averaged a team-high 17.8 ppg (.409 FG%, .291 3pt%, .771 FT%), 4.8 rpg, a team-leading 5.6 apg, 1.49 spg, and 37.0 mpg in 57 games (reserve in 4 games) ... As a starter, averaged 18.2 ppg (.408 FG%, .286 3pt%, .766 FT%), 4.9 rpg, 5.6 apg, 1.55 spg, and 38.0 mpg in 53 games ... NWT-NBA suspension in one game (10/27/10) ... Missed 20 games due to plantar fasciitis, left foot (12/14/10, 2/15/11-3/23/11) ... Missed four games (1/9/11-1/12, 4/11/11) due to a sprained left ankle ... Led team in scoring in 24 games, rebounding in one, and assists in 31 games ... Ranked 17th (tied) in NBA in minutes per game. 2009-10 (Sacramento): 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 ... 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 ... Led the Kings in scoring 37 times, rebounding in 12 games, and assists on 41 occasions.


College:
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 fourth-best 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.


Personal:
Full name is Tyreke Jamir Evans ... Age 23 ... Nicknames include “‘Reke Havok” and “Too Easy” ... Favorite food is macaroni and cheese ... Spends leisure time sleeping ... Cites “Love and Basketball” as his favorite movie ... Appeared as a guest in April on ESPNs nightly “Top Plays” segment with SportsCenter hosts Neil Everett and Stan Verette ... Honored in May 2010 by the Sacramento City Council and Mayor Kevin Johnson in recognition of winning NBA Rookie of the Year ... Teamed with fellow Kings players to refurbish the North Roseville REC Center last spring, helping paint and plant new landscaping ... Together with former King and current Assistant Coach Bobby Jackson and the Feed the Children Campaign, distributed food and care packages to more than 400 needy families in December 2010 ... 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.

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Vitals

Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 220 lbs./ 99.8 kg
Born: September 19, 1989
From: University of Memphis
Draft: 1st Round (4th pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 5
Previous Teams:
  Sacramento Kings 2013 - 2013
  New Orleans Pelicans 2013 - 2013
  Sacramento Kings 2009 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Memphis/USA

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