New group of walk-on players brings impressive credentials to Yellow Jacket program
Scenes from Tech's practice and visit to Shanghai Disney on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The Yellow Jackets drove to the Dragon Sports Centre to conduct their first full practice in China, Sunday afternoon.
On their first full day in China, the Yellow Jackets went for a morning walk by West Lake in Hangzhou.
Monday saw the Yellow Jackets visit the campus of Alibaba, the largest e-commerce company in China.
All-state wing forward from suburban Atlanta and one of the top prep programs in the state of Georgia who joined the Yellow Jackets' program as a non-scholarship player for the fall 2017 term.
Played four seasons of basketball at Sandy Creek High School, averaging 19.5 points and 8.4 rebounds while hitting 59 percent of his shots from the floor as a senior ... Helped lead the Patriots to a 23-8 record under coach Anthony McKissic, Sr. ... Advanced to the semifinals of the Georgia state AAAA playoffs, where they lost to St. Pius ... Named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association AAAA all-state team and all-region player of the year, also to the all-state team named by Hoopseen ... Scored 42 points with 17 rebounds in a game at the 2016 Arby's Classic ... Served as team captain two years ... Also played for former Tech forward Willie Reese ... Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Evan Douglas Jester ... Born March 5, 1999 in Atlanta ... Son of Oscar and Karen Jester ... His cousin, Andre, attended Georgia Tech ... Began playing basketball with his father at age 4 ... Plans to major in business administration and aspires to own a Fortune 500 company.