Bryce Drew has his second commit as Vanderbilt’s head coach. Shooting guard Maxwell Evans announced he’s coming to Nashville for his college career on Sunday.
Evans is a three-star prospect, according to Rivals.com. The Houston, TX native is rising up the recruiting ranks after growing three inches leading up to his senior year of high school. He currently stands 6’2 and can play either guard position, but he seems more suited to be an off-the-ball specialist. He turned down scholarship offers from Kansas State, Houston, Purdue, and Wake Forest -- among others — to play for Drew and the Commodores.
Evans is a jittery-fast guard who explodes towards the hoop and finishes well at the rim. He’s a creative passer as well, and his swagger and fearlessness driving through the paint makes him look as though he’s got a little Kyle Fuller in him. He’s quick enough to be a disruptive defender, but his size may make him a liability when it comes to defending NCAA swingmen.
He’ll join 6’1 point guard Saben Lee in Vandy’s class of 2017. Lee, another three-star prospect, is a more natural distributor than Evans and similarly athletic. The two could wind up playing similar roles for the team in the future, but it appears that Bryce Drew is betting on this pair of under-recruited guards to make up his backcourt of the future.