"I am pursuing what has been a dream of mine for a long time, and that is to play someday in the NBA," Evans said in a school-issued news release. "I am thankful to Coach [Josh] Pastner and my family and friends for their support.
"I am putting my name in the draft and see what happens. I will attend some workouts and see what feedback I receive. Once I have all the information available to me, I will sit down with my family and talk about what's the next step to take -- either to remain in the NBA draft or return for another season of college basketball here at Memphis."
Evans, a freshman, led Memphis to a No. 1 ranking and a trip to the Sweet 16, where the Tigers lost to Missouri. Evans led Memphis is scoring at 17.1 points per game. He also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists.