Get to Know: Jeremy Evans
From David Locke’s “Get to Know” series with Jazz players.
First team ever played on: Boys and Girls Club in 3rd grade.
First buzzer beater: A 3-pointer off the backboard in 8th grade, playing with the 9th grade team.
First dunk: 8th grade.
First pair of basketball shoes: Nikes.
First time you ever saw yourself on TV: College.
First nickname: Sticks.
First car ever driven: ’81 Benz.
First CD: The Prince of Egypt soundtrack.
First video game ever played: Super Mario Bros.
First sports jerseys owned: Grant Hill.
First autograph: Scottie Pippen.
First big purchase: Car.
First pet: Dog named Butch.
First kiss: Junior high. I don’t remember her name. Aaaaaah.
Best game ever played: High school game; 46 points.
Worst game ever played: 1-7 game.
Best place ever traveled to: Virgin Islands.
Best athlete ever: Michael Phelps.
Best meal ever: Neck bones, collard greens, black-eyed peas, yams.
Hardest workout ever: Workout with Karl Malone.
Most famous person you’ve ever met: Will Smith.
Earliest you ever woke up to work out: 3:45 a.m.
Best friend in the league: Gordon Hayward.
Best movie ever: Batman.
Best TV show ever: Martin.
Dinner with three people, dead or alive: Mom, wife, and little brother.
What’s your mom like? Hard worker, stubborn, overprotective, but she’s mom.
Is she a lover or a disciplinarian? Little bit of both, but she’s a lover, but she’s gonna discipline you because she loves you. Course, that’s what she tells us.
You knew you were in trouble when… When she just looked at me.
You made your mom most happy when… Probably now, helping my family and just being the person I am. Not forgetting where I came from.
Good day in the house when… When she came home and cooked.
Inspiration/mentor: Mom. She told me from Day One I was gonna make it into the NBA, even if it wasn’t true.
Last sport played besides basketball: Track.
Last vacation: Cabo.
Last item bought: Car.
Last music downloaded: Maroon 5.
Last bad grade: D in geography.
Last good grade: A in math.
Last time you were scared: Staying in a hotel in Vegas.
Last time you were incredibly happy: I’m always happy. Right now.
Last time you cried: When my brother caught me drunk.