There aren't that many high-profile point guards to go around in college basketball's 2015 recruiting class. Now lightning quick prospects with elite speed like Jawun Evans are even rarer, which is why Oklahoma State was happy to pick up the five-star prospect's commitment this week.
Evans is the first Cowboys commitment in the class, but is the kind of player that can set a tone for a whole recruiting year. He has typical guard size at 6-foot, 165 pounds, but it's his speed that will makes his ceiling very high.
Think of a Chris Paul-esque driver, who can barrel into the paint, then use a bevy of spin and off-balance moves to either get points or set up his teammates for easy assists.
The Kimball High School product out of Texas is primarily a driving scorer, though he also has legitimate, if not consistent, three-point range.
With Oklahoma State's recent success with developing top NBA-caliber guards, it's not hard to see why Evans is headed to Stillwater.
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After this year, the Cowboys will have some restocking to do. They could lose up to three starters, with Le'Bryan Nash, Anthony Hickey, Michael Cobbins and Marek Soucek all ready to head on out.
That can be seen as a positive and a negative.
After all, a player like Evans can do a lot with some breathing room. The sign of a dynamic point guard is someone who can improve the play of those around them, no matter how little talent they may have (though talent shouldn't be a problem with Oklahoma State). Evans' driving ability will set up teammates for open shots on the wing, as well as free up the driving lanes for some of his cutting teammates.
Of course, at some point the cupboard needs to be restocked, so Oklahoma State will need to keep recruiting to round out this class.
One likely prospect is Elijah Thomas, a 6-foot-9 power forward ranked No. 39 in the country by 247Sports. There have been rumors suggesting that Thomas wants to play with Evans, though Thomas himself has seemingly said that it isn't as done a deal as people think.
If Oklahoma State could make that happen though, they would seemingly be well stocked for the future.