The list of preseason awards continue to pile up for the Louisville women’s basketball team. This time, Dana Evans is the one being given a great honor and recognition. She is already one of the more decorated players in Louisville women’s basketball history.
Dana Evans was named as the ACC Preseason Player of the Year. Last year, Dana was named the ACC Player of the Year after she averaged career highs in points, rebounds, and assists (18ppg, 4.2apg, and 2.8rpg) as she led Louisville to a 28-4 record and 16-2 record in conference.
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The 5’6 guard from Gary, Indiana was the first player in ACC history to go from Sixth Player of the Year to ACC Player of the Year. Evans was also named All-ACC First Team and First Team All-ACC Tournament team.
As the Cards returning leader in points and assists, look for Dana Evans to be more assertive from the jump as opposed to slowly making her mark on games. This year’s Louisville team is deep and talented, but they are also young. Dana is the lone senior on the team. Evans has more weapons collectively around her this year than any other year outside of her freshman year.
Dana Evans: “We’re young, so that’s where I have to be more of a captain and a leader. Being vocal and making sure I’m staying on them.”
Evans came to Louisville as a 5* player and ninth overall player in the 2017 class, according to ESPNW Hoopgurlz, and the 3rd overall recruit by Prospects Nation. A former McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic selection, Dana has lived up to and surpassed any and all expectations.
Dana Evans is the 31st 1,000 point scorer at Louisville. When it’s all said and down, Dana Evans will join the ranks of Angel McCoughtry, Shoni Schimmel, and Asia Durr as a few of the most decorated players in Louisville women’s basketball history along with being selected high in the WNBA draft.