Sacramento Kings star and 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans will spend this offseason working to improve his game. But this week, he's also going to help some very special players get better.
Evans is hosting his second annual free basketball camp for Sacramento students in need, with an assist from VSP Vision Care. On Thursday and Friday, 100 campers each day will shoot hoops and spend some time with the star guard. On top of that, kids who qualify will receive free eye exams and glasses in a VSP mobile eye clinic during the camp.
“I’m excited to team up with VSP Vision Care,” says Evans. “Healthy vision is important in both basketball and in life, and this camp helps me reinforce that message.”
Tyreke took some time out of his busy offseason to take a different kind of exam: SI Kids' 10 Questions! Read on to see his answers...
What time is your alarm set for?
Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry ice cream?
Vanilla and strawberry.
What was your childhood nickname?
Baby Hugo was my nickname. I was born during Hurricane Hugo, and all the doctors and nurses claimed that my birth caused it. I was the biggest infant born that day.
If you weren’t an athlete, what would you want to do?
Why do you wear number 13?
In grade school and in high school I wore the numbers 1 and 12, which were retired with the Kings. So I just simply added them together and decided on number 13 to wear as a pro player.
Besides Sacramento, what is your favorite city to compete in?
What do you do on days off?
Hangout. Chill with friends playing video games.
Who is the greatest athlete of all-time?
Who is your best friend in sports?
No one person really, just a few guys that I have as friends in general.
What is the last item that you purchased?
Shoes and clothes, of course!