10 Players Dallas Mavericks fans should watch in the NCAA Tournament

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1. Kwame Evans Jr.

Oregon, Forward, 6'9"

Another potential late second-round pick that the Dallas Mavericks should consider is Kwame Evans Jr. of Oregon.

This season for the Ducks, Evans Jr. is averaging 7.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 44.9 percent from the field and 27.4 percent from downtown. Evans Jr. could be one of the most versatile forwards that will be selected at the end of the second round, and the Mavs could take a chance on the freshman forward.

If selected by Dallas, Evans Jr. would become a defensive piece that they could bring off the bench. Averaging 2.3 stocks per game isn't easy, and Evans Jr. could be used as a small ball center in Dallas. The Mavs love using Maxi Kleber as a small-ball five, and adding Evans Jr. to back up Kleber in this role may be a good idea considering Kleber's age.

Offensively, Evans Jr. isn't a great floor spacer yet, but his 78.4 percent free-throw shooting makes some scouts believe that his shooting could translate. Evans Jr. makes his impact felt on offense by finishing at the rim. If his shooting develops more, he will be much more complete on offense.

Evans' game is raw, but his defense, potential, and size are all attractive. The Mavs wouldn't have to rush him into the rotation and he could be a piece for the future.

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