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Texas Tech Basketball Legends: Keenan Evans

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KEENAN EVANS!!! A huge Texas Tech basketball legend and one of the alumni basketball players that were rooting for Mark Adams to be named head coach!

College Career:

Evans played for the Red Raiders from 2014-2018 and quickly made himself known throughout Red Raider Nation. Evans is one of the four players in the program’s history to accumulate at least 1,500 points, 350 rebounds, 325 assists, and 125 steals during his career. The other players on this prestigious list are Sean Gay (1986-1989), Jarrius Jackson (2004-2007), and Martin Zeno (2005-2008). He was named to the late-season watch lists for the Wooden Award and the Bob Cousy Award in the 2017-2018 season. Evans also received at least 18 honors and awards during his time at Texas Tech.

Keenan Evans started his career at Texas Tech under coach Tubby Smith. He stayed when Chris Beard took over when Tubby went to be the head coach at Memphis. As a senior, Evans was the top and primary scorer for the Red Raiders. They ranked top 10 during the 2017-2018 season. One of his most memorable shots was the game-winning shot against rival Texas. He also scored a career-high 38 points in that game.

Professional Career:

After his time at Texas Tech, Evans signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors in 2018 for their summer league team. Afterward, he signed a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons but was later waived and joined the Grand Rapids Drive roster.

Shortly after, Evans was traded to the Delaware Blue Coats. In July 2019, Evans signed a one-year contract for Igokea of the Adriatic League.

Currently, Evans is playing for Hapoel Haifa of the Israel Basketball Premier League. May 22, 2021, Hapoel Haifa B.C. beat Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. 97-85 with Evans scoring 26 points and having 9 assists.

It is easy to say just like in 2014-2018 Evans was on fire, and he still clearly is! I am excited to continue seeing what he does in the future. No matter what, he is forever and always a part of Red Raider Nation.

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2 years ago

Evans had several key baskets/steals/rebounds/assists during his time at Tech. He was as clutch as just about any player ever at Tech. I miss seeing him in a Tech uniform, but it is great to see he still can play great basketball.

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