UA Elite 24 Alumni: Tyreke Evans
Nickname(s): “Reke Havoc”
High School: American Christian Academy (Aston, Pa.)
Hometown: Chester, Pa.
Elite 24 Highlights: Played in the first Elite 24, where he netted six points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists to help the “Skip To My Lou” team defeat “The Goat” team. He came back in 2007 and put on a show at Rucker Park, battling Coney Island native Lance Stephenson in a personal dual that is one of the top highlights of the event’s 10-year history. “Born Ready” finished with 38 points, but “Reke Havoc” and his Goat squad got the win 169-164. Evans finished with 26 points and four assists.
Post Elite 24: After one season at Memphis, Evans developed into the No. 4 pick of the 2009 NBA Draft. He edged fellow Elite 24 alumnus Brandon Jennings for 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year honors after joining Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James as the only rookies in NBA history to average 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.