OAKLAND — The back-to-back NBA champion Golden State Warriors wanted a wing. With the NBA Draft being the best avenue to get younger and more athletic, Golden State wanted somebody who could play right away. With the No. 28 overall pick, the Warriors drafted Cincinnati guard Jacob Evans, out of Baton Rouge, La. At 6-foot-6,210 pounds, Evans is the prototype for what Golden State wanted with the pick. He’s the most pro-ready player available, with a high basketball IQ. He worked out twice with the Warriors, including once this week. “He’s kind of the modern NBA wing,” said general manager Bob Myers. “Versatile, tough and a high-character kid, so we’re thrilled … For us, when our pick was up, it was clear it was him. There was no debate, as far as who we were taking. The board, when it got to us, he was the guy, without hesitation.” Evans is the son of former Grambling women’s point guard Theresa Chatman-Evans, who raised three boys as a single mother. Lightly recruited out of St. Michael the Archangel High School, where he dealt with a broken leg and a nagging ankle injury, Evans was scouted by Bearcats assistant Larry Davis, who eventually… Read full this story
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