Leading up the season we are doing a countdown of the Top 100 players in college basketball. These rankings are based on a poll made up of 14 CPP writers. These writers span from UCLA to Seton Hall so there is very little bias. Each day we will release the latest player on our ranking with a small write-up. Be sure to check out the rest of the Top 100 articles!
2016-2017 Stats: 13.5 PPG, 4.2 RPG
Why They Are Here
Jacob Evans is a very powerful shooting guard who is capable of taking a defender on one on one and getting to the basket with ease. His points per game average has increased in each of his first two seasons and he will look to build upon what was a very stellar sophomore year for the Bearcats. Evans also has a knack for pick pocketing opposing players with the ball as he averaged 1.3 steals per game last season.
Role on This Year’s Team
Evans will look to step into more of a leadership role this season. He was Cincinnati’s leading scorer last year and that is not expected to change this year. The junior’s is easily the best offensive player on this team and will look to carry the load for the Bearcats in the 2017-2018 season. If both Evans and senior forward Kyle Washington are able to retain the level of play they were at last year, they could be a deadly combination to play against in the American Athletic Conference.
College Season/NBA Prospects
Evan’s well rounded game makes him an interesting prospect for any NBA team. However, the big debate on Evans is where teams will be willing to draft him. He is currently being scouted as a mid-second round draft pick but with a strong junior season at Cincinnati he could potentially make a jump to the early second round or even the first round. Either way, this could very likely be Evan’s last season as a Bearcat.
Be sure to check out tomorrow’s Top 100 player.