2014 Intro: Grant Evans


grantevans072911[1]Grant Evans is a 6-foot-2 guard out of Wapahani High School in Liberty Township, Indiana, where he averaged 20.7 points and 5.2 rebounds as a freshman. With numbers like that, it’s no surprise that the left-handed sharp shooter has garnered interest from many high major programs and has an early offer from Wright State. Evans has visited Indiana, Butler and Michigan in recent weeks and has plans to travel to Wisconsin, Minnesota and Purdue before his high school season. Here’s what he had to say about his Michigan visit and the recruiting process so far:

For those who haven’t seen you play, can you describe your game? Right now the best aspect of my game is my shot. If I have to get to the hole I can, but that’s something I still need to work on.

What have you been doing to prepare for the upcoming season? Right now we’re just working out pretty much every day after school to prepare for the high school season.

What schools are currently recruiting you? Indiana, Purdue, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Xavier, Wright State and Butler.

Quick Scouting

Evans’s biggest strength lies in his ability to shoot the ball from deep as well as the mid-range. He does his best work as a shooter off the catch, but is beginning to show confidence in creating his shot off the dribble. Evans shows a good degree of toughness as he is also able to mix in drives and score off the bounce against contact in the paint. Two areas that he could improve are his strength and defense. –Joe Eberhardt

Have any schools offered you a scholarship yet? Wright State has.

How was your visit to Michigan this past weekend? It was really good. I liked all the coaching staff. It was really cool to see all the facilities and watch the football game.

What’d you think of Michigan Stadium? It was huge. I’m excited I just got to be on the field and look out there and see all those 109,000 seats pretty much filled up.

Which coaches did you talk to? I talked to Coach Meyer, Coach LaVall and Coach Beilein.

And what’d you think about them? They were all really good guys and I liked them a lot.

How would you compare that visit to others that you’ve had? A lot of the visits do the same thing. Every college, there’s a couple different things that I like better than others, so it’s pretty exciting just to be at Michigan.

Did the coaches tell you anything about how you might fit into the Michigan offense? Not really right now. They just now started recruiting me, so I think we’re all just trying to get a feel for everything right now.

Has there been one coach primarily talking to you? Yeah, Coach Meyer. He went to my gym and watched me work out, and he spent a lot of time with me this weekend.

What’d you think of him so far? I liked him a lot. He’s just a real down-to-earth guy and is real cool to be around and to talk to.

Once you get closer to making a decision, what are some of the main criteria you will look for in a school? Right now I’m just looking at where I’ll be able to play early on, definitely where I fit in academically and how all that stuff is.

As a basketball player, is there anybody that people compare you to? Yeah, they compare me to Zack Novak, just because I’m a left-handed kid who can shoot.

Have you watched Zack play at all? Yeah, Zack grew up in Indiana and when he was an All Star my varsity coach was an assistant coach in that game, so I got to spend a lot of time with Zack during that weekend.

What do you think of him? I liked his game a lot. He’s a real good leader on the floor and he has a great ability to knock down shots.

Any idea when you’d like to make a decision? I’m really not looking to make a decision any time soon. Just whenever I know it’s the right time and I’m comfortable, I’ll make my decision.