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Utah Jazz sign Western Kentucky University's Jeremy Evans

Western Kentucky Hilltopper basketball player Jeremy Evans has joined the Utah Jazz roster for the start of the 2010-11 NBA season.

Evans was selected in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft and went through the NBA Summer League and preseason camp on a non-guaranteed contract.

Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan raved about Evans

"Number one, he started off in the summer league and I thought he played extremely well," "He's a wonderful guy, he's a hard worker and he tries to do what he's told to do. He was guarding [Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar] Odom the other night in the ballgame, and he put everything he had into trying to guard the guy. That's not an easy assignment for anybody. But that's how you get better - if you're willing to try hard to make yourself better, which he did. We like Jeremy. We think he has a chance to play in this league."

Evans was the Hilltoppers all time leader in blocked shots and scored 1,065 points while at the Bowling Green, Kentucky university.

His career stats:

  • 7.9 point-per game scoring average
  • average of 5.9 rebounds per game

Evans leads all NBA rookies who have played multiple preseason games in field goal percentage (.727).

Evans and the Jazz open the 2010-11 regular season at Denver on October 27.

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