6-5 Jacob Evans of Baton Rouge, LA will make an official visit to USC this weekend and Wednesday Gamecock head coach Frank Martin and assistant Perry Clark watched Evans go thru conditioning drills at his high school gym. Evans visited Tulane last weekend and was at Auburn the weekend before that. He will go to Cincinnati next weekend. And LSU or Baylor is possible for his final visit.
“He’s still wide open as there are a lot of schools he wants to see,” said his coach Drew Hart. “He likes it (USC). He hasn’t been on campus yet. He’s played for a tough coach and he knows what the expectations coach Martin has. Now he wants to meet the players and find some place where he feels comfortable.” Hart said there is no favorite at this point.
He did point out, however, that Evans’ AAU coach has been hired as an assistant coach at Tulane, “but he’s still keeping everything open. He’s looking for the best situation for him where he feels comfortable and can compete.”
Right now Evans does not plan to sign early unless he’s blown away by one of his trips. “He wants to see how some of the teams shake out early in the season,” his coach said.
Evans averaged 17.5 points per game last season as a point guard. He handles the ball very well but will be a shooting guard this season. “He has a great IQ for the game,” Hart said. “In the open court he’s tough. He can get the ball of the rim and take it on the break. And he sees the floor well and distributes. He’s a good shooter and improving.”
Some of his other offers are Oklahoma State, Houston, Alabama, Memphis and Houston.