Jeremy Evans – 2.68
The “Human Pogo Stick”.
Evans places 11th on the Jazz roster with a 2.68 ranking. This excerpt from the Salt Lake Tribune sums up Jeremy’s play:
Utah’s human pogo stick effortlessly bounced off the hardwood, gliding through the air and driving home putback dunks. He played dead at the top of the key, serving as a temporary decoy before breaking free and sprinting toward the rim for one of his trademark alley-oop slams. There were even touch passes that saw Evans briefly catch the ball with his fingertips, then swing it outward as he set up an open teammate on the perimeter.
Evans was nearly in regular-season form. As if the NBA lockout was a bad dream, and his two-week participation in the Impact Basketball League (IBL) was an ill-founded rumor instead of a near necessity. But there was Evans on Wednesday afternoon, running the court with professionals such as Portland/ex-Jazz guard Wesley Matthews.
Evans scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds during an afternoon game, playing a key role in his team’s messy 118-104 victory. He entered the contest leading the IBL in blocks and ranking second in rebounds. He walked off the hardwood covered in sweat, earning praise from IBL founder and president Joe Abunassar and a congratulatory punch in the arm by Matthews.
Can’t wait to see where the Jazz’s human pogo stick is in a couple years!
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