Tyreke Evans is an American professional basketball player who plays as a forward for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. He attended the University of Memphis and was awarded the National Freshman of the Year in 2009. He was drafted with 4th by the Sacramento Kings in the 2009 NBA draft.
In his rookie season, he averaged 20.1 points, with 5.8 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in 72 games and went on to win the Rookie of the Year award. Missed 20 games in his sophomore season due to due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Evans scored Twenty-plus points in 23 games during the 2011-12 season. He missed 16 games to a left knee injury during the 2012-13 season.
Evans joined the New Orleans Pelicans in a sign-and-trade, a 3-way deal also involving the Portland Trail Blazers. On April 14, 2014, he scored a career-high 41 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder. On February 11, 2016, he underwent another surgery on his right knee and was ruled out for the rest of the season and returned to court in December 2016. On February 20, 2017, Evans was traded back to Sacramento. In the summer of 2017, Evans signed with the Memphis Grizzlies during which he averaged 19.4 points per game.
During the 2018 summer free agency, he signed with the Indiana Pacers.