This is an article I published at my Web site, www.midutahradio.com wherein I tell of my experiences meeting Utah Jazz second round draft pick Jeremy Evans as he visited Jr. Jazz participants in Salina, Utah. Enjoy!
(SALINA)-In the 26th consecutive year that the Utah Jazz have sent a player to teach Jr. Jazz participants the fundamentals of the game, another successful performance occurred Thursday at North Sevier High School.
This year's designated Jazz player, rookie forward Jeremy Evans, brought his zeal for life and prodigious basketball acumen to the forefront for numerous children and their parents in attendance. The 6'8", Western Kentucky product instantaneously captivated the wide-eyed youth with his impressive athleticism and friendly demeanor. Evans and a Jazz team representative taught the youth basic fundamentals such as dribbling, passing and shooting while after the camp, Evans graciously fielded questions from the kids and anybody else who wanted to know anything about him.
I had the privilege of asking him a couple of questions and I must honestly say the young man has a magnificent attitude and is willing to do whatever is asked of him to make the team better. Evans particularly admitted he must improve his footwork, but if Jazz coach Jerry Sloan gives him a fair amount of reps, I believe he will be impressed with Evans' skills.
One thing the Jazz have desperately needed is someone with length and energy to agitate the likes of the Lakers' Pau Gasol, the Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony and other elite players throughout the Western Conference. If nothing else, Evans will be a winner in the game of life and that's what matters most.
Well, there you have it. Evans has impressive potential if given the opportunity. Since the Jazz need all the length and athleticism they can get in the frontcourt, Evans is a great option for Sloan to employ if he so chooses.
Thanks for reading!