UC's Evans will reportedly stay in NBA Draft, which is no surprise with stock rising

Tulsa's Elijah Joiner, left, defends as Cincinnati's Jacob Evans, right, drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Highland Heights, Ky. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - There was some skepticism surrounding University of Cincinnati junior Jacob Evans declaring for the NBA Draft, but with his stock quickly rising and a recent invite to the upcoming NBA Scouting Combine he is reportedly going to keep his name in the Draft.

The report from YahooSports.com, quoted Evans as saying: "The NBA is a lifelong dream and I am making every day count to make the most of it. I’m excited about the feedback that I have received in this process so far. I can’t wait to lace up my kicks in Chicago and show all of the teams what I can do."

Evans will participate in the draft combine in Chicago from May 16-20.

There are some NBA Draft sites and recent Mock Drafts that have Evans going as high as No. 21 overall.

The 6-foot-6 Evans averaged 13 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 blocked shots per game last season for the Bearcats.

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