Jeremy Evans (born October 24, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Western Kentucky.
Evans was drafted by the Utah Jazz with the 55th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. On March 4, 2011, he was assigned to the Utah Flash. He was recalled on March 6.
On February 22, 2012, Evans was announced as a competitor in the 2012 Sprite NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest, replacing the injured Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks. He dunked two basketballs in one dunk over teammate Gordon Hayward and won with 29% of the votes.
On July 11, 2012, Evans re-signed with the Utah Jazz to a multi-year deal.
On February 16, 2013, Evans participated in another Slam Dunk Contest. In one of his dunks, he jumped over a painting of himself dunking, which he himself painted. He went on to lose to Terrence Ross.
On July 31, 2015, Evans signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks. He made his debut for the Mavericks in the team’s season opener against the Phoenix Suns on October 28, recording 7 points and 6 rebounds in a 111–95 win. During his first year as a member of Mavericks, he has had multiple assignments to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.
Career highlights and awards
NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2012)