IU basketball recruiting: 2023 5-star Kwame Evans, Jr. to take official visit to Indiana

Indiana will have one of the top high school players in the country in Bloomington relatively soon.

Class of 2023 5-star Kwame Evans, Jr. will take an official visit to IU according to a report by Joe Tipton of On3.  Tipton’s report indicated the visit will take place Feb. 11-13, but The Daily Hoosier has confirmed those dates are not correct with the Hoosiers on the road at Michigan State that weekend.  We have confirmed a visit is in fact scheduled and we are working to confirm the actual dates.  IU hosts Illinois on Feb. 5, and that is their only weekend at home in the vicinity of the reported dates.  So that weekend, while not confirmed, looks like a good candidate.

Originally from Baltimore, Evans transferred to Montverde Academy for his junior season.  He is teammates at the Florida-based prep school with Indiana class of 2022 signee Jalen Hood-Schifino and other IU prospects.

According to the 247Sports Composite, Evans is the No. 2 player in the nation among class of 2023 prospects.  He has a lengthy list of suitors including Kentucky, Texas, USC, Auburn, Maryland, Florida, Georgetown, Illinois, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, and others.  He is expected to narrow down his list relatively soon.  His only other official visit to this point that has been reported was to Kentucky.

Assistant coach Kenya Hunter is leading the recruitment for IU.  He has been involved for a couple years at this point.  Evans’ father is George Washington basketball hall of famer Kwame Evans, Sr.

The 6-foot-10 Evans has a 7-foot-2 wingspan and plays more on the wing than in the paint.  He plays spring and summer basketball for Team Durant on the Nike circuit.  This is what Team Durant Director of Recruiting Dwayne Wise told The Daily Hoosier about Evans, Jr.’s offensive game in September —

“He can also score with either hand. He’s a lefty but he scores with his right, he can drive going right, he can dunk going right,” Wise said.  “He’s also a very good ball handler for his size. He can lead the break, and he makes better passes than a lot of the point guards in that class. His versatility is probably his greatest asset. He checks all the boxes.”

For a complete background on Evans from our Q&A with Wise, GO HERE.

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