Tyreke Evans took an unofficial trip to Storrs this past weekend. This blue chip point/shooting guard is a big time scorer. He has tremendous ball skills, averaging 25.4 points, 5.3 assists and 3.8 steals a game at American Christian High. Louisville is on top of his list with Villanova, Uconn, Seton Hall and Texas on the radar. He is such a talented kid that it is unlikely he stays more than two years at a particular school.
His point guard skills are not as prevalent as his shooting skills and he needs to improve his court vision. He has quickness and hops to be a great finisher but his greatest skill is his outside shot which is deadly. Shots while driving toward the basket are inconsistent and he needs to mix it up with the bigs a little more then what he does now but his upside is tremendous.
The Guard situation at Uconn is muddled as it is and if Dyson doesn’t depart after this year then there is no way of luring this caliber of talent. The arrival of Evan does show the respect that the University has acquired. With the amount of talent Uconn has catapulted to the NBA is a neon sign for blue chip players. And don’t think Calhoun doesn’t know, displaying every player ever pictured with Stern on the walls.
It’s tough to lose talent but worse when it goes to a rival. For the next two years, Uconn will most likely have to deal with this kid. Whoever lands Tyreke, will be getting instant offense, a slasher and a clutch shooter and for Uconn’s struggles last year, its tough to see him in another uniform.