The 22-year-old winger did not start the Championship game for Leeds against Hull away from home at the KC Stadium, but he came on as a substitute at the break.
The DR Congo international’s performance during the second 45 minutes of the match, which ended in a 2-2 draw, impressed Evans.
"I'm delighted with Jordan Botaka,” the Leeds head coach told BBC Sport (17:28). “He’s heading into the starting line-up and his performance today was excellent.
"He's really had a spark about himself in the last two or three weeks and he will go home today deserving of that praise.”
During his time on the pitch at the KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Botaka had a pass accuracy of 69%, created one chance, put in one cross, and attempted three dribbles.
The former Excelsior winger has featured in 12 Championship matches for Leeds so far this season, creating eight chances in the process.
The youngster has a pass accuracy of 78% and a shot accuracy of 17%, and has won four headers, seven dribbles and seven tackles.
Leeds are 12th in the Championship table at the moment with 58 points from 44 matches.