CHICAGO — Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA for violation of the NBA /NBA Players Association’s anti-drug program.
The Chester native is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years.
The 10-year veteran played this season for Indiana Pacers, averaging 10.2 points and 2.4 assists in a reserve role. The 29-year-old swingman has averaged 15.7 points in 594 career games with the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies and Pacers.
The Kings selected Evans with the No. 4 pick in the 2009 NBA draft after his only year at Memphis.
Around Southeastern Pennsylvania, he is known for his storied high school career.
A varsity starter at American Christian since the seventh grade, he scored more than 3,300 career points. He averaged 29 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4.3 steals as a senior, earning The Inquirer’s 2008 Southeastern Pennsylvania boys’ basketball player-of–the-year award.
In 2008, the high school standout took his high-scoring act to the McDonald’s All American Game in Milwaukee.
His crossover move against Jrue Holiday in that game (March 27) was selected as a top-10 play of the day on ESPN’s SportsCenter. That was just one highlight, as the Chester native finished with a team-high 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the East past the West, 107-102. He was named the game’s most valuable player.