Tyreke Evans is a professional basketball player in the NBA who made a name for himself during his high school phase.
His journey began from a highly regarded high school player to a shooting guard on the University of Memphis basketball team.
After only a year of university, he began his professional career. Tyreke has won reputed accolades like the rookie of the year and amazed everyone with his basketball skills.
However, his career has not exactly been a smooth ride. Due to injuries and drug use, there have been many ups and downs in this talented player’s life.
If you have wanted to learn more about his personal and professional life, you have landed in the right place!
Let’s take a ride together as we will go through the life story of Tyreke Evans, emphasizing his personal elements. Before getting into the details, please enjoy these interesting quick facts:
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|Full Name||Tyreke Jamir Evans|
|Common Name||Tyreke Evans|
|Birthdate||September 19, 1989|
|Age||32 years old|
|Mother’s Name||Benita Evans|
|Father’s Name||John Evans|
|Siblings||Three elder brothers|
|Home Town||Chester, Pennsylvania|
|Citizenship||United States of America|
|School||American Christian Academy (Aston, Pennsylvania)|
|College||University of Memphis (2008–2009)|
|Height||6’6″ (198 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|Former Partners||Angel Brink (2010-2015)|
|Children||Daughter, Amani Evans|
|Profession||Former Professional Basketball Player|
|Drafted in||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Draft Team||Sacramento Kings|
|Current Team||Wisconsin Herd|
|Idol Player||Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson|
|Affiliated with||Nike, Sacramento Kings|
|Hobbies||Working out, travelkling|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram|
|Net Worth||$25 million|
|Favorite Food||Macaroni and Cheese|
|Favorite Movie||Love and Basketball|
Tyreke Evans: Early Life
Tyreke was born in the town of Chester in Pennsylvania, on the 19th of September, 1989. His parents are John Evans and Benita Evans.
Besides him, John and Benita have three other boys elder to Tyreke, namely Reggie, Julius, and Dion Evans.
His parents were usually supportive, loving parents; however, his three older brothers had a major influence on his upbringing. They were hell-bent on providing their brother with opportunities they never got.
Growing up in Chester, Pennsylvania, meant a young man would likely get into troubled streets. Sports was a way to shield him from such dangers and lead a hardworking and noble life. So, his brothers managed to get him into basketball at the age of six.
The brothers, who call themselves team Tyreke, even managed to arrange private high school education for him, despite they themselves never got that luxury.
When Tyreke was 12, one of his brothers reached out to William Wesley for ‘wisdom’ and to be like an uncle to Tyurelke. Wesley happily agreed.
With the efforts of his brothers and his own love for sports, Tyreke slowly started to materialize a dream of playing professional basketball.
Along with that, he even got his personal trainer, chiropractic, and other things that would help him stay able and focused.
Tyreke remembers how his brothers used tricks to make him learn techniques and skills. Like that time when they used to duct-tape his right arm to his body and force him to dribble with his left.
Tyreke used to play in the rain and the snow and went to bed carrying his basketball.
Making his Mark in High School
He attended an American Christian high school where he played as a guard. Talented Evans quickly proved his mark, and by his second season, he was being compared with Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady.
Subsequently, at the age of 18, he was one of the top high school seniors in the USA. He was also picked as the top player in the 2008 class by Slam and Dime magazine, rated third by HoopScoop and ESPN. And the list of his victories goes on and on.
He was named to the 2008 McDonald’s all-American team as well.
College and NBA
After graduating, Tyreke had options to choose from top colleges like Memphis, Louisville, Villanova, Texas, and Connecticut. Among them, he chose the University of Memphis and joined their basketball team.
As expected, Tyreke decided to switch to a professional career after a year at university. In the 2009 NBA draft, Sacramento Kings selected him with the fourth overall pick.
As a rookie, Tyreke immediately showed his impressive skills and even got called the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for two successive months. He also became the fourth rookie ever in NBA to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
On April 27, 2010, he was awarded the 2009-10 NBA rookie of the year award for his accomplishments.
Up to the 2013 season, he was on and off of the games due to some injuries he sustained.
In a sign-and-trade deal, Evans was acquired by the New Orleans Pelicans in July 2013.
Ban from NBA and Currently
On May 17, 2019, Evans was dismissed from the NBA for violating the NBA’s terms of drug use. It is well known that NBA has a struct term of Anti-Drugs programs that prohibits any form of drug abuse.
According to the terms, he was dismissed and disqualified from NBA because of failing to comply with these terms.
Tyreke became eligible to apply for reinstatement in 2021, three years after the ban. On February 14, 2022, he was officially reinstated and was a free agent.
Wisconsin Herd signed him on March 16, 2021. But on another twist of events, Wisconsin waived him on March 23.
Tyreke Evans: Girlfriends & Relationships
When you are a celebrated athlete, it is extremely difficult to stay away from media attention. It is not just the athletes but also the people close to them that are dragged into the spotlight.
Similarly, Tyres’s romantic relationships and personal life have not stayed away from the media.
Tyreke was dating Angel Brinks in the early 2010s and the couple also has a daughter together. They welcomed their daughter, Amani, in August 2014.
In 2015, fans got to meet his then-girlfriend, Angel Brinks, via the VH1 reality show, Basketball Wives.
Brinks is a fashion designer and businesswoman based in America. In 2010, she founded her clothing line, Angel Brinks fashion, which designs luxurious and sexy wear for modern women.
Through the show, fans got to know that Angel was a single mother to a son whose father committed suicide. In addition to her glamorous appearance, she also shared with the audience their struggle to cope with the traumatic incident.
Tyreke and Angel have broken up since then. However, Brinks still makes an appearance on the reality show. The former couple is co-parenting Amani.
Angel Brinks and Tyreke Evans welcomed their daughter Amani in 2014. Amani lives with Angel Brinks, though the former couple co-parents her.
Height and Body
Tyreke has a height of 6’6″ and a weight of 100kgs. Evans has black hair and black eye, which suits his skin tone. His chiseled jaw and beard with his athletic body make him one of the most attractive players in the NBA now.
Like any professional player, he spends many hours on work out and training. This has kept him fit and strong.
According to celebrity net worth, Tyreke has a net worth of $25 million. This is accumulated from his salary, contracts, and endorsements.
In the 2018-19 season, his salary with Indiana Pacers was $12,400,000. Up to 2019, his total salary earnings totaled $76,584,468.
Tyreke comes from a humble background. So, his financial success has given him a comfortable and luxurious life.
However, he is still in touch with his roots and his native in Chester, Pennsylvania. He frequently makes trips back home and conducts basketball camps for kids.
He has said that not having similar camps for himself was growing as a part of the motivation behind this initiative. Now, he enjoys interacting with the kids and playing with them. He loves when he sees someone who has great potential in basketball.
Tyreke is not the biggest fan of social media. However, he posts his updates on social media from time to time. His social media posts are mostly his post-training selfies and his daughter, Amani.
The bond between the father-daughter duo is extremely loving. When he was dealing with negativity and hate to post his 2019 stint with doping, he posted that his daughter’s love outweighs all the hate.
The player has amassed thousands of fans and followers across his social media platforms. The numbers and links to his channels are as follows:
Frequently Asked Questions
Has Tyreke Evans been playing now?
Tyreke has been back to the court after three years ban from NBA. Currently, Tyreke is a free agent.
Is Tyreke Evans married?
No, Tyreke Evans is not married. He has one daughter, Amani, with his ex-girlfriend, Angel Brinks. However, there is no proof on whether he is currently dating someone.