Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor announced today that the team has assigned rookie forward Jeremy Evans to the Utah Flash of the NBA Development League (D-League).  He is expected to be in uniform tonight as the Flash hosts the New Mexico Thunderbirds at 7 p.m. MST at UCCU Center in Orem, Utah.

In 32 games for the Jazz this season, the 6-9, 196-pound Evans has averaged 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.6 minutes.  Evans has not played in the last four Jazz games, with his most recent appearance coming February 23 at Dallas.  The rookie has scored in double figures twice this season, including a career-high 11 points in 11 minutes in his NBA debut at Denver on October 27.  He becomes the fifth player in Jazz history to be assigned to the D-League, including current Jazz teammates C.J. Miles and Kyrylo Fesenko.

Selected by the Jazz in the second round (55th overall selection) of the 2010 NBA Draft, Evans played four seasons at Western Kentucky and finished as the Hilltoppers’ all-time leader in blocked shots and field goal percentage.