Jacob Evans III and the NBA Draft

Where Will Jake End Up in the NBA Draft?


Jacob Evans III left plenty of awesome memories for UC fans over the past three years but after his JR season JEIII forewent his senior season to make his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA a reality. Who can blame him? He has the size to play and guard multiple positions at the NBA level and the mentality to score at will as well.

The one phrase you’ll hear around Jake is “3 and D” which he can absolutely be in the NBA but don’t forget in his Jr season at UC he averaged 13, 4.7, 3.1. and 1.3 steals. He saved the season at Temple early in the season and took over in Wichita in March to save the top seed for the Bearcats.

I’ve seen a lot of pre draft predictions for this year with Evans landing all over the place so we at GoBeercats complied a list for you so you don’t have to rome all over the internet trying to find out where this Bearcat product is going to land.

The NBA Draft is just a couple of days away. One June 21st at 7pm on ESPN the next wave of stars will enter the NBA via the draft. Here are where the talking heads on the internet think Jake will land:

20 to the Minnesota Timberwolves – SEC Country

20 to the Minnesota Timberwolves – Tankathon

24 to the Portland Trailblazers – Bleacher Report

25 to the Los Angeles Lakers – Masslive.com

24 to the Portland Traiblazers – SB Nation

28 to the Golden State Warriors – CBS Sports

28 to the Golden State Warriors – The Ringer

39 to the Philadelphia 76ers – NBA Draft.net (second round)

Our prediction:

25 to the Los Angeles Lakers – GoBeercats.com – I’ve got to say though I’m not sure if there is a team in the NBA that needs a guard with the size enough to guard up to 3 different positions and the mentality to score, especially when the game is on the line other than the Los Angeles Lakers. Just last week JEIII worked out for the Lakers and met with team President Magic Johnson. With LA on the brink of putting the pieces together of the next great super team Jake could be a great rookie roll player for PG, Leonard, and Lebron.

 

Never Forget Jacob Evans III carried the Bearcats to a W in Wichita on just one leg!

I’d love to buy a new Lakers jersey next week with Evans III on the back but where ever he lands, we’ll support the next Bearcats ambassador to the NBA.

Barrels and Bearcats: The Gauntlet 2

So Far So Good…


Moody Silenced. Sunday’s game got ugly. Not what anyone was expecting going into the game really but SMU was outmanned and after the first 5 minutes that became pretty evident. The Bearcats didn’t make it easy on themselves early on. They started off 0-7 and for a minute you thought this might be a tight one. Finally the Bearcats caught on to the 2-3 zone that SMU refused to fall out of throughout most of the game. The zone left the high post open all night. It was a bold move really. Tim Jankovich dared Gary Clark and Kyle Washington to beat them in the high post. They finished with 11 and 17 points, respectively. Needless to say if you give those two the high post you’re going to lose. The Bearcats finished with 38 points in the paint. Why would you not switch up the zone? Go to a 3-2 or 1-3-1, do something. The Mustangs shot 26% for the game.

Washington. Now I was hard on Kyle in the first half of the season. If he wasn’t in foul trouble he couldn’t make a shot to save his life and was ghosting most of his time on the court. Man has he came roaring back in the second half this season. Sunday he finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. That’s just the latest installment of his Senior year farewell tour. He’s making them count now.

Bush. Speaking of Presidents George W. Bush was in the house to watch his favorite team, I can only assume it’s the Bearcats, dominate again.

Top 5 Dead or Alive. The Cincinnati Bearcats are now ranked #5 in the country. Let that sink in for a moment. #5. That’s intense. For playing in the American Athletic Conference that seems pretty good. Someone tell UConn fans it’s possible. In addition to the top 5 ranking Cronin now has his longest winning streak of his career and off to the best league start in his tenure here as well.

2 Seed. In the only look into the thought process of the selection committee this past Sunday it was annouced that if the tournament started that day the Bearcats would be a 2 seed playing in Atlanta. It should be noted that the Bearcats were the 6 seed overall but were switched with Kansas to even out the bracket. They were projected in the same region as Virignia (1) Michigan State (3) and Tenessee (4). I’m all for that.

The Gauntlet 2 Continues… The Bearcats took care of the Mustangs and next up is The Man Bun and the Houston Cougars in Houston on Thursday. The Cougars are renovating their stadium as well so the game will take place at Texas Southern, a close neighbor. The last game was lit. Probably the most entertaining game of the season. The Bearcats decided to give Houston an 18 point first half lead and see if they could come back and win. Thankfully, the Bearcats are that good this year. Jacob Evans III pulled out his entire game for this one, including a buzzer beater over Man Bun to end the half and cut the Houston lead to 3.

This one isn’t going to be easy and to hold onto this top 5 ranking we just have to keep winning.

Football. Today, around 11am the AAC will annouce the in conference football schedule. Should be an exciting announcemnt and I’m anxious to see the home slate. Need something to get you amped up for football?

Bearcats look to make it 36 at Home.

Today at 4pm the #12 AP ranked and #1 in the American Athletic Conference Cincinnati Bearcats (16-2, 5-0) take on East Carolina (8-10, 2-5) at BB&T arena. (Wear White) The Bearcats put their 35 game home winning streak on the line on ESPN News.

The Pirates are led by BJ Tyson who scores almost 16 points per game and Kentrell Barkley who scores around 12 points and grabs 7 rebounds per game. They do average 66 points per game as a team it allow 70. The ECU Pirates are a typical AAC team. They have horrid losses on their “resume.” They’ve lost games to Eastern Connecticut, North Carolina A&T, Radford, and UCONN.

This should be a walk in Fountain Square for the Bearcats. They don’t have to do that much to win. The Keys are:

– Make the open shot

– Don’t commit stupid turnovers, less than 10 in the game

– More contribution from Jenifer and Broome

– Gary Clark

– Gary Clark

– Gary Clark

Pretty simple, right?

Prediction: Bearcats 83 Pirates 59

Bearcats Survive in Orlando

Bearcats Slay Tacko & UCF in Win


The Bearcats (16-2, 5-0) walk away victors of the rock and broken glass fight against UCF. I’m not sure what I watched (listened) to in the first half. We scored 15 points in the first half….15 points? WTF? There’s Cincinnati basketball, then there’s what just happened. The Bearcat won the game scoring 49 points. Let me say that again, The Bearcats won the game scoring 49 points. The Bearcats won that game on the back of Gary “The Problem” Clark. What’s a man to a god? What’s a god to Gary Clark? I can’t say anything about this man that hasn’t already been said but thank God he’s in Red and Black. Can you imagine basketball without him wearing #11 for Cronin and the ‘Cats? I can’t right now. Let’s look at the numbers from The Problem: 17 points, 14 rebounds, 1 steal, assist, and block with a 7’6″ giant lurking in the paint! He refused to give this one up. It’s his 10th game with 14+ rebounds, and most double doubles (24) UC has seen in the last 12 years.

The final stat sheet has 10 points scored by Jacob Evans III and the only other Bearcats to score in double digits but I’m not sure how he did it. He shot 3-13 had 4 turnovers, and 1 monstrous block late in the second half. I’m calling it his worst game of his career. His game was ugly tonight and was a turnover machine early in first half. The Bearcats have held opponents to 18 field goals or less in the last 5 games and have held every  AAC opponents to 56 points or less. I had notes I took during the game but ate them at half time.

^ This is now the understatement of the ’17-’18 basketball season.

 

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