Men's Basketball vs. Missouri State; photos by Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Keenan Evans comes from an athletic family, where his father was an eight-time All-American high jumper at Arkansas and his mother was a four-year starter and All-SWAC performer at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH Keenan Evans earned TABC First Team All-State, First Team All-Region II-5A and All-District 9-5A honors as a senior at Richardson (Texas) Berkner High School ... he was also selected the league's most valuable player ... selected to play in the 2014 TABC All-Star Game ... Richardson Berkner finished the season 21-7 and No. 17 in Texas Class 5A ... had a career-high 35 against Plano West ... as a senior, he averaged 21 points, 6.1 rebounds and 6.0 assists, while leading Berkner to the Region II semifinals ... earned First Team All-District honors as a junior after leading Berkner to the Texas UIL Class 5A Final Four in Austin ... averaged 14.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a junior ... as a sophomore helped Berkner to the Region II quarterfinals while picking up Second Team All-District 9-5A honors ... averaged 8.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists ... rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com ... rated the 30th best player in Texas by ESPN.com ... chose Texas Tech over Kansas State, Texas, Western Kentucky, Colorado, Colorado State, St. Louis and West Virginia ... played AAU for Team Texas Elite.
PERSONAL Keenan Evans ... born in 1996 in Richardson, Texas ... son of Shantell and Kenny Evans ... father was a high jumper at Arkansas and advanced to the finals of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia ... mother Shantell played basketball at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, earning All-SWAC honors ... currently undecided about his major ... committed to Texas Tech on Oct. 15, 2013.