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Jeremy Evans is a basketball player, born on October 24, 1987 in Louisiana, USA. He is a power forward who last played for Olimpia Milano.
He played college basketball for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers before being drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2010. During his career, Evans has also spent time with the Utah Jazz, the Dallas Mavericks, the Atlanta Hawks, and Khimki Moscow in Russia. In 2012, he was named the NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion.
Evans attended Crossett High School, where he helped the Eagles reach the state tournament each of his last two seasons. As a senior, he averaged 25.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game, earning All-State and All-Conference accolades.
He played in college for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. He is the Hilltoppers all-time leader in blocks with 224 and also a member of WKU's 1,000-point club with 1,065 career points, and he wrapped up his career with a 7.9 point-per game scoring average and an average of 5.9 rebounds per game.
Evans was drafted by the Utah Jazz with the 55th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. On March 4, 2011, he was assigned to the Utah Flash. He was recalled on March 6.
On July 11, 2012, Evans re-signed with the Utah Jazz to a multi-year deal.
On February 16, 2013, Evans participated in another Slam Dunk Contest. In one of his dunks, he jumped over a painting of himself dunking, which he himself painted. He went on to lose to Terrence Ross.
On July 31, 2015, Evans signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks. He made his debut for the Mavericks in the team's season opener against the Phoenix Suns on October 28, recording 7 points and 6 rebounds in a 111–95 win. During his first year as a member of Mavericks, he had multiple assignments to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.
On July 7, 2016, Evans was traded, along with cash considerations and the rights to Emir Preldžić, to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for the rights to Stanko Barać.
On October 29, 2016, Evans signed with Russian club BC Khimki for the rest of the 2016–17 season.
On September 21, 2017, Evans signed with the Atlanta Hawks.
On August 21, 2018, Evans signed a one-year deal with Darüşşafaka of the Turkish BSL and the EuroLeague.
On July 25, 2019, Khimki announced that they had brought back Evans.
On February 24, 2021, Evans signed with Olimpia Milano, competing only in EuroLeague games. He parted ways with the team on May 31.