Evans dials up NABC All-America honors

Provided by Texas Tech Athletics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Texas Tech's Keenan Evans picked up National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) All-America Third-Team accolades as announced Wednesday.

Evans becomes the second player in program history to capture a NABC All-America honoree. He is joined by Andre Emmett who took home a NABC All-America First-Team selection in 2003-04.

The NABC is among the outlets used for the official NCAA consensus All-America team. Evans is already a perfect 3-for-3 as he was previously named to the USBWA All-America Second Team and the Sporting News All-America Third Team.

Evans has put together a memorable month of March during Texas Tech's run to the program's fourth NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. He has piled up 21.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game over his five March outings. Evans has registered four games of 20-plus points exploded for 83 of 106 points on 26-of-37 shooting during the second half of games.

Evans has posted 17.8 points per game on the season which is second in the Big 12 and the highest season scoring average for a Red Raiders since Jarrius Jackson in 2006-07. He has racked up 1,543 career points, good enough for 14th place in program history. Evans has distributed 340 assists which ranks ninth on Texas Tech's all-time list. Evans is joined by Jackson, Sean Gay and Martin Zeno as the only players in program history to come away with 1,500 points, 350 rebounds 325 assists and 125 steals.

2017-18 NABC All-America First Team
Deandre Ayton, Arizona
Marvin Bagley III, Duke
Jalen Brunson, Villanova
Devontè Graham, Kansas
Trae Young, Oklahoma

2017-18 NABC All-America Second Team
Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State
Trevon Bluiett, Xavier
Miles Bridges, Michigan State
Carson Edwards, Purdue
Jock Landale, Saint Mary's

2017-18 NABC All-America Third Team
Joel Berry II, North Carolina
Mikal Bridges, Villanova
Jevon Carter, West Virginia
Keenan Evans, Texas Tech

Kyle Guy, Virginia

Texas Tech squares off with No. 11 Purdue during Friday's NCAA Sweet 16 round from TD Garden home of the NBA's Boston Celtics. Tip time is slated for approximately 8:57 p.m. CT televised by TBA along with the March Madness app.