For much of this year, Clemson appeared to be in excellent shape with PG Jawun Evans, a Simpsonville native now living in Dallas. Evans visited Clemson and talked positively about the Tigers. When he cut his list to eight, Clemson was there. But Wednesday Evans trimmed the list to four, and Clemson was gone.
That decision surprised many, including his AAU coach and mentor Lamont Simmons who thought Clemson would be in the picture to the end.
“I did, I really did,” he said. “He’s a real smart kid. He loves Clemson and has the best relationship with them, but he wanted to see some different stuff. Moving away to Dallas, he got use to seeing different things. And he understood he would be holding up Clemson from getting someone else if he wasn’t 100 percent sure. ”
Evans is now focused on Texas, Oklahoma State, Southern Cal and Illinois. He will take his official visits to those schools and then make his decision. Right now he plans to sign in November.