2014 Wapahani guard Grant Evans on the IU radar

After a freshman campaign at Class 2A Wapahani where he averaged 20.7 points and 5.2 rebounds, 2014 guard Grant Evans is beginning to see his recruitment pick up traction this summer.

In a Friday pool play game at the Spiece Gym Rats Basketball Association National Championships in Fort Wayne, Evans drew a crowd that included Indiana coaches Tom Crean and Tim Buckley, Purdue assistants Jack Owens and Greg Gary and Butler assistants Michael Lewis and Terry Johnson.

“It’s kind of cool,” Evans told Inside the Hall. “Right now I’m just excited that they’re all coming.”

The 6-foot-2 Evans was the key to Wapahani’s run in the Lapel sectional as the Raiders won two games before falling 35-34 to Winchester in the championship game.

He averaged 29.3 points over three sectional contests and said he’s trying to prove he’s more than just a scorer.

“I’m just trying to improve on my defense,” Evans said. “Just being more of a leader on the court, my ball handling and my explosiveness.”

His recruiting picture, which is still coming into focus, already includes a scholarship offer from a Horizon League school.

“Wright State’s been in contact, they’re my only offer,” he said. “Butler, Indiana, Purdue, Ball State, Cincinnati and Belmont are the other ones. I’ve visited Wright State, Butler and Purdue and I plan on visiting Cincinnati in the fall.”

While he hasn’t taken an unofficial visit to Bloomington, Evans has been scouted at his high school by Buckley and admitted that he grew up cheering for the Indiana program.

“Last fall they came to my school and watched me work out,” Evans said. “I’ve been down to their Elite Camp and they’ve been in contact with my coaches quite a few times. It (the Elite Camp) was a real good experience just being around the players and the coaching staff and Cook Hall, that’s just an amazing place.”

  • jgon86

    Don’t know anything about this kid.  Has anyone seen him play?  2014 is a very big class, and we have to be really picky.  
    1.lyle
    2. Reuter
    3.  Honestly I have no clue.

  • Southport 65

    You left out James Blackmon who gave us a verbal along with Trey Lyles
    Then we after Trevon Bluiett and Drake Harris along with Lyle and Reuter that
    you mentioned. It is a big class but we will be replacing a big group of out going Seniors.                    

  • jgon86

    I kind of put that list as a recruiting priority.

  • jgon86

    I kind of put that list as a recruiting priority.

  • Kelin Blab

    2014 my priority is T. Bluiett.  I do like what Grant brings to the table and as a Frosh putting up 29ppg in your first sectional is not bad at all. Will be interested to see him this year.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    Saw him today for about 3/4 of a game. Needs to get a lot stronger, but a very good shooter. Definitely a name to keep an eye on, but wouldn’t expect any high-major offers just yet.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    Saw him today for about 3/4 of a game. Needs to get a lot stronger, but a very good shooter. Definitely a name to keep an eye on, but wouldn’t expect any high-major offers just yet.

  • fergrad

    This dude kind of looks like Anne Hathaway.  It’s freaking me out.

  • Anonymous

    How dare you talk about my girlfriend like that!

  • Jcristee83

    this kid averaged almost 30 ppg in his sectional and they still only score 34 points in the championship. He must be playing with a bunch of dopes

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    Or maybe both teams were holding the ball in the championship game.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    Or maybe both teams were holding the ball in the championship game.

  • Aaronrichardson12

    Nope both teams were ice cold in the first half. Grant plays along side 3 other freshman in the starting lineup and one junior. He only had 23 in that game they only scored 34. They played a triangle and two on him and put both free runners and he still scored that many. Before you comment learn the facts

  • bluegrassHoosier

    Yes, please never post any comments or say “maybe” about anything without knowing all the facts. It’s emabarrassing.

    Geesh Aaron, that’s kind of a uncalled for post. Can’t you just add some information without being a goober about it?

    The kid id young and on the radar. I guess we will see how his develpoment will continu.

  • jgon86

    I may not share the same opinions as Alex or most of the board, but at least I respect their opinions.  Don’t have to be so rude.

  • jgon86

    I may not share the same opinions as Alex or most of the board, but at least I respect their opinions.  Don’t have to be so rude.

  • Diesel

    I saw him play several games at the All-Star Weekend Shootout.  He wasn’t hitting until the 3rd game.  Athleticism and strength an issue at this point, but a lefty who can fill it up.  Right now I’d pass.

  • Diesel

    I saw him play several games at the All-Star Weekend Shootout.  He wasn’t hitting until the 3rd game.  Athleticism and strength an issue at this point, but a lefty who can fill it up.  Right now I’d pass.

  • Anonymous

    yeah, with that hairstyle and all…

  • Anonymous

    lighten up on Aaron Richardson guys..he’s only 12 and don’t know a thing about life yet. I’m sure he apologized to Alex already(?).

  • Anonymous

    lighten up on Aaron Richardson guys..he’s only 12 and don’t know a thing about life yet. I’m sure he apologized to Alex already(?).

  • Anonymous

    lighten up on Aaron Richardson guys..he’s only 12 and don’t know a thing about life yet. I’m sure he apologized to Alex already(?).

  • jgon86

    I would switch 3 and 4, but a very solid list.

  • jgon86

    I would switch 3 and 4, but a very solid list.

  • Anonymous

    Solid, solid list…

    I would put hanging on to Lyles/Blackmon as 1, 2, 3, 4 (yes I know there is only two of them, but they are so important they each get two spots)…

    I would but Reuter 3 just like jgon86 says just because of his size, but Bluiett has a sweet shot.

  • jgon86

    Bluiett does have a sweet shot, and he also has a knack of being at the right place at the right time, which is a very valuable trait.  

  • Anonymous

    goober. well put:)

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