CHICAGO — (TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE) Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA for violation of the league's anti-drug program.

The Chester, Pa., native is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years.

The 10th-year veteran played this season for Indiana Pacers, averaging 10.2 points and 2.4 assists in a reserve role. The 29-year-old swingman has averaged 15.7 points in 594 career games with the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies and Pacers.

The Kings selected Evans with the No. 4 pick in the 2009 NBA draft after his only season at Memphis.

Around Southeastern Pennsylvania, he is known for his storied high school career.

A varsity starter at American Christian since the seventh grade, he scored more than 3,300 career points. He averaged 29 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4.3 steals as a senior, earning The Inquirer's 2008 Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' basketball player of the year award.

The standout took his high-scoring act to the 2008 McDonald's All-American game in Milwaukee.

His crossover move against Jrue Holiday in that game was selected as a top 10 play of the day for March 27, 2008, on ESPN's SportsCenter. That was just one highlight, as Evans finished with a team-high 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead the East past the West, 107-102. He was named the game's most valuable player.