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Tyreke Evans visits with Nova hoops staff

Now the only thing left to do is make a decision.

Now the only thing left to do is make a decision.

Tyreke Evans, the super-talented American Christian Academy senior guard, had an official visit with the Villanova basketball coaching staff Tuesday night.

Evans, the nation's top unsigned basketball recruit, and several relatives and friends attended a two-hour meeting with Wildcats staff at the Main Line residence of Villanova head coach Jay Wright.

Why did Evans, who already enjoys a relationship with Wright and frequents the Villanova campus, make it official with Wright?

"They pretty much wanted Reke's undivided attention," said Reggie Evans, Tyreke Evans' older brother and legal guardian.

"It was a very thorough, detailed visit," said Lamont Peterson, an assistant coach at American Christian. "They went over how they planned to use him, how they could help him" in his quest to reach the NBA.

In addition to Evans, his older brothers - Reggie, Doc and Pooh - cousin Meek Evans and Peterson visited with Wright and his staff.

Evans, who could not be reached to comment on this visit, has said his list of college choices is narrowed to Villanova, Memphis Texas and Connecticut. The 6-foot-6 Evans said he will announce his decision on April 16, the first day of the spring signing period.

ESPNU and ESPN News both plan to carry the press conference live.

Evans also made an official visit to Memphis and unofficial stops at Texas, Connecticut, Seton Hall and Louisville. Reggie Evans said that Tyreke will not make any more visits.

"For me, it's about who can take Reke, break him down and build him back up," Reggie Evans said of the decision. "There are good and bad perks about staying close to home and playing. . . . People say I will have [a major influence on the decision], but this is Reke's decision."

Evans will compete in the 11th annual Nike Hoop Summit on April 12 in Portland, Ore. While there, he and his brothers will go over his options, Reggie Evans said. He said they hope to come close to having a decision before they head back home.

"We are going to sit down and say, 'This [current college player] is leaving" for the NBA, Reggie Evans said. 'This is who is staying.' "

At least one person close to Tyreke is pulling for the Wildcats.

Peterson, who wore a Villanova T-shirt on Evans' visit to Memphis, would love for him to stay home.

"Jay is a great coach," Peterson said, referring to Wright.

He pointed out that Wright's recent guards - Kyle Lowry, Randy Foye and Allan Ray - are all in the NBA.

"He's proven to be a great guard coach," Peterson said. "If Tyreke stayed home it would be great for the community."

Evans averaged 29 points, eight rebounds, six assists and 4.3 steals per game this season. After the Nike Hoop Summit, the 18-year-old will play in the Jordan Brand All-American Game on April 19 at Madison Square Garden. He was the MVP of last week's McDonald's All-American Game in Milwuakee and named as a Parade Magazine all-American.