Tyreke Jamir Evans is a professional American basketball player. He plays as a shooting guard for the Indios de Mayaguez in the BSN (Baloncesto Superior Nacional). Earlier, Tyreke represented several clubs in the National Basketball Association from 2009 to 2019. The 33-year-old player was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2009 NBA draft. He became the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2010. Evans played high school and college basketball as well.
Tyreke Evans was born on September 19, 1989, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. He belongs to a Christian family and African-American ethnicity. His father’s name was John Evans, while his mother was Benita Evans. Apart from that, Tyreke also has three elder brothers named Reggie, Julius and Dion Evans.
Tyreke’s parents were really supportive and caring. However, his brothers extended more care and support to Tyreke to establish him as a successful basketball player. There was a tough time for youngsters growing up in Chester. Hence, sports was the only way to protect kids in troubled streets and lead a noble life. Tyreke’s brothers managed to get him on the right path, and he started playing basketball at the age of six. Later, he joined high school before moving ahead to play college basketball.
Tyreke Evans dropped his college’s remaining three seasons and declared himself eligible for the 2009 NBA draft. The Sacramento Kings chose him with the 4th overall pick in June 2009. He was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month in December 2009 in response to games played from the beginning of the season till November. Evans averaged 18.8 points, 5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game during that period. He was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for the second consecutive month on January 4, 2010.
He gained his career’s first triple-double with 19 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in a win against the Toronto Raptors on March 11. He was also awarded the 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year Award on April 27, 2010. In a game against the Golden State Warriors on January 21, 2011, he recorded a then-career-high 35 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. However, Evans then missed 19 season games due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
Tyreke Evans signed a deal in November 2011 to play for Virtus Roma in Italy during the NBA lockout. He returned to the Sacramento Kings after the 2011 NBA lockout was over. Tyreke logged a season-high 31 points in a lost game against the Utah Jazz on January 28, 2012. Meanwhile, Evans missed 16 out of 20 games due to a left knee injury in the 2012-13 season. Eventually, Tyreke finished the season averaging 15.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
In July 2013, Tyreke Evans was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. He registered a career-high 41 points in a win over the Thunder on April 14, 2014. He also tallied a near triple-double in a win against the Kings with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. Later, Evans went on to miss the 2015-16 season’s first 17 games while recovering from the knee surgery. He played the first game of the season on December 1, 2015 and scored 20 points and 10 assists against the Memphis Grizzlies. Against the Washington Wizards, he scored 27 points along with a career-high 5 three-pointers on December 11.
On January 12, 2017, Tyreke Evans scored a season-high 29 points in a winning game against the Brooklyn Nets. Evans returned to the Sacramento Kings on February 20, 2017. In his first attempt for the Kings since 2013, Tyreke scored 15 points off the bench in a victory over the Denver Nuggets. In a game against the Spurs on March 8, he posted a season-high 26 points. In July 2017, Evans entered the camp of the Memphis Grizzlies. He witnessed his first 30-point game (32 points) against the Orlando Magic on November 1.
Tyreke Evans again secured 32 points along with 7 rebounds and 7 assists against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 27. He recorded 12 points and 5 rebounds in his first game for the Grizzlies on February 11 against the Thunder. Tyreke posted 14 points and 5 assists in the first game for the Indiana Pacers on October 17 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Tyreke Evans faced a ban from the NBA on May 17, 2022, for not complying with the terms of the Anti-Drug Program. However, he signed with the Wisconsin Herd (NBA G League) on March 16, 2022, and they waived him a week later.
Tyreke Evans attended American Christian Academy based in Aston, Pennsylvania. He started improving his game skills soon and emerged as an impressive talent on the court. Evans was being compared to no less than Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady only by his sophomore year. He averaged 32.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in his senior year. Tyreke was chosen as the MVP of the McDonald’s High School All-American Game as well. In 2008, Evans was listed as the No. 3 point guard and No. 6 player in the country.
Tyreke Evans decided to choose the University of Memphis over the University of Texas, Villanova University and some others. He initially struggled to play as a shooting guard at Memphis after playing small forward during his high school career. He came forward with outstanding skills in a 60-45 victory over Cincinnati. He averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists in a playtime of 33 minutes. Also, Evans won Conference USA Rookie of the Week eight times. He played only a single season at college to declare himself eligible for the 2009 NBA draft.
Tyreke Evans started playing in the NBA league in 2009 and has represented multiple teams to date. However, Evans is still waiting for the first NBA championship of his career.
According to the Celebrity Net Worth website, Tyreke’s net worth is around USD 25 million in 2023. He is a famous NBA player in America who earns a handsome fortune from his professional career. Evans also amasses wealth from several brand endorsements and other business investments.
Tyreke Evans signed the first professional contract of his career with the Sacramento Kings in March 2009. Later, he agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans in July 2013. In February 2017, Evans signed a contract with the Sacramento Kings again. However, he moved to the Memphis Grizzlies in July of the same year. Tyreke signed with the Indiana Pacers in July 2018, but he was banned from the NBA in May 2019. Tyreke Evans then moved to the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League in March 2022. Recently, he joined Indios de Mayaguez of the BSN.
In the family, Tyreke Evans has elder brothers beside his father, John Evans and his mother Benita Evans. His elder brothers (Reggie, Julius and Dion Evans) were very supportive of him. In terms of marital status, Tyreke is possibly unmarried.
Previously, Tyreke Evans was in a relationship with Angel Brinks. They met for the first time in the early 2010s. She is a businesswoman and fashion designer in America. Together, they welcomed a daughter in August 2014 named Amani.
Tyreke Evans’s father’s name is John Evans. He was pretty supportive of his children, helping them develop careers in the field of sports. No more information is available about Tyreke’s father on the web.
Tyreke Evans is one of the fewer NBA players who wore Nike’s Clear Out shoes. Additionally, Tyreke also wore Nike Kyrie 3, Nike Kyrie 4 and Nike Kyrie 7.
A. Tyreke Evans was born on September 19, 1989, in Chester, Pennsylvania.
A. Tyreke Evans measures 6 feet and 6 inches (1.98m) in height.
A. Tyreke Evans is yet to win the first NBA championship of his career.
A. Tyreke Evans is currently single. Previously, he was in a relationship with Angel Brinks. The couple also has a daughter named Amani.
A. According to some online sources, Tyreke Evans’s net worth is around USD 25 million.