Monday, April 11, 2011

Evans goes undrafted by the WNBA

Dawn Evans did not get drafted on Monday by the WNBA.

Some analysts projected the James Madison senior as high as a first round pick. Others had her going early in the second round. But the 5-7 guard who averaged 23.1 ppg, third-best nationally and led the Dukes to back-to-back CAA Tournament championships did not get a call. Evans was the CAA's Player of the Year and an honorable mention AP All-American.

We have to think Evans' health played a major role in her not being selected. The kidney disease she is battling limited her ability to practice this season and makes for an uncertain future. The physical demands of the pro game likely scared most teams away from Evans, who will likely be invited to a team camp.

None of the 13 Virginia schools had a player selected in the 36-pick, three-round draft. As predicted, Maya Moore of UConn was the No. 1 pick, selected by Minnesota.


  1. Unreal and very disappointing for a great player. Could be a real steal as a free agent for someone (Mystics - get your head out of your - er - the sand).

  2. Kenny Brooks should offer Dawn a position with the JMU women's basketball team as an assistant coach, with a salary comparable to a first round pick, and a multi-year option. She has brought tremendous interest to JMU basketball, and her continued presence would be beneficial to the team.