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Many readers have already heard, but Tyreke Evans made it official today that he will go to Memphis and play for John Calipari next season. The MVP of the McDonald's All-American game, Evans would have been a really nice addition to Coach Barnes' 2008-2009 freshman class but it would have been a steal to pick him up.

Derrick Rose's decision to jump to the NBA and DJ Augustin's uncertain future probably combined to help Evans finalize his decision. He can play effectively as either a one or a two guard, but sharing the court with Rose or Augustin he would not have had the opportunity to be the main focus of the offense--at least not all the time. Combine that with the fact that he reportedly loves Calipari's offense, and this is simply a case of a kid making the decision that was right for him.