Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Berkner star guard Keenan Evans signs with Texas Tech basketball
A talented son of a former U.S. Olympic team member, Richardson Berkner senior guard Keenan Evans was on national college basketball recruiting radars several years ago.
Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith put himself on top of Evans’ list with a phone call late last summer.
“I was practicing and my dad said I got a call,” Evans said. “We’d talked with [Tech assistant] Pooh Williamson, but I got on the phone with Coach Smith, and he said I was the kind of guard he needed to score and run his offense and he was offering me a scholarship. That gets your attention.”
The 6-3 guard committed to Tech last October after a campus visit and officially signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning.
Evans wasn’t the only Berkner basketball player to sign. Robert “RJ” Johnson signed to play basketball for East Central in Oklahoma, continuing to validate Berkner’s success the last two seasons as Kendal Yancy-Harris signed with Texas last year and Soma Edo with Fresno State.
Kenny Evans said he’s ready to root for the Red Raiders after a stellar track career at Arkansas and reaching the finals in high jump at the 2000 Olympics in Australia. Keenan’s mother, Shantell, was a basketball player at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.