Former WKU Standouts Evans, Slaughter Excel in NBA Summer League Play

By: Michael Schroeder, WKU Athletic Media Relations
By: Michael Schroeder, WKU Athletic Media Relations

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Former WKU basketball stars Jeremy Evans and A.J. Slaughter recently concluded NBA Summer League play, with Evans competing with the Utah Jazz and Slaughter participating with the Orlando Magic.

Both teams finished the five-game summer slate with a 2-3 record. Evans, who will be entering his fourth season as a member of the Jazz, started four summer league games and averaged 10.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. He had 15 points and nine rebounds in a win over the Brooklyn Nets on July 10 after contributing 10 points and eight rebounds against the Houston Rockets the day before.

In his three-year NBA career, Evans is averaging 2.7 points per game over 115 contests and is shooting 64.7 percent from the field for his career.

Slaughter appeared in four summer league games for the Magic and made one start. He contributed 9.3 points per contest and had nearly three assists per outing. He poured in 25 points on 10-of-22 shooting to go along with nine assists and seven steals in a breakout game against the Boston Celtics on July 12.

Evans and Slaughter starred at WKU from 2007-10, and both are members of WKU's illustrious 1,000-point club and were members of WKU's NCAA Tournament teams in 2008 and 2009. Slaughter ranks 12th in WKU history with 1,581 points, and Evans' 1,065 points as a Hilltopper place him 39th on the all-time list.

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