Saturday, January 8, 2011

Even at 70-75 percent, Evans still amazes offers up another interesting story on JMU star Dawn Evans, the Division I scoring leader (25.8 ppg). Read how JMU coach Kenny Brooks talks about her and it's easy to imagine this year's Senior Night being perhaps the most emotional in the program's history.

We were particularly interested how, given her kidney disease, the Dukes manage Evans' practice schedule during a typical week:

“We played (Sunday), we had individual instruction (Monday),” said Brooks. “Dawn didn’t do any. We watched film then the kids lifted. [Dawn] won’t lift. Tomorrow, she and I will come in for individual workouts and I might let her get a couple reps with the team just so that everyone is still used to playing with her. Wednesday we’ll probably limit her again to just shooting, and have her play on Thursday. Friday we’ll limit her reps in practice, she probably won’t do anything, then a couple reps in practice on Saturday before we play on Sunday. That’s probably the way it’s going to be from here on out. Maintain her rhythm and conditioning. Other than that, we’re going to really sit her so she can really rest.”

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