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Report: Cincinnati’s Jacob Evans gets second workout with Celtics

Connor Donahue
June 18, 2018 - 11:51 am

Danny Ainge and the Celtics will have a second workout with Jacob Evans ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard from the University of Cincinnati will also return for a second workout with the Warriors, who own the pick directly after the Celtics.

With the draft approaching quickly, second workouts are usually telltale signs as to what franchises would like to do on draft night. The Celtics’ first-round pick at No. 27 overall is their lone pick in this year’s draft and it looks like Evans might be on the shortlist of players the Celtics are considering.

Austin Ainge said just over a week ago that the C’s had narrowed their list to about 10 players that they believe will be available when the team is on the clock. Mock drafts have Evans being taken in the late first round, as high as pick No. 23 to Indiana, so it’s realistic that his name will still be on the board when the C’s pick.

The 21-year-old started all 36 games for the Bearcats this season a junior. He averaged a team-high 13 points to go along with 4.7 rebounds and a 37 percent three-point-percentage.

Scouts have noted Evans for his defensive efforts; he averaged 1.3 steals last season and was one of the top defenders in the American Athletic Conference. His frame at 6-foot-6 with a 6-foot-9 wingspan gives him the ability to be versatile with guarding different positions.

On the flip side Evans has been known to be inconsistent. Although averaging a team-high in points, there were eight games this season where Evans finished with a single-digit scoring effort.

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