Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dawn Evans debuts with WNBA's Sun

Former JMU star Dawn Evans got an eventful first taste of WNBA action Monday night when her Connecticut Sun topped the New York Liberty 96-81 in the teams' preseason opener at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Evans, who is considered a longshot to make the roster, missed her only shot attempt but dished out five assists against just one turnover in a nearly 12-minute stint. She was also involved in a collision with WNBA veteran and ex-Virginia star DeMya Walker. Walker left the court on a stretcher and was taken to a nearby hospital to check for head and neck injuries. Said Evans via Twitter:

"I really hope (DeMya) Walker is OK. My head hit her lip for anyone who was wondering. #prayersup

Avery Warley
Early indications appear promising: according to the Hartford Courant, Walker was joking with Sun teammate Renee Montgomery via text shortly after the incident.

The Sun will play another preseason game on Thursday at home gainst the defending league champion Minnesota Lynx.

On Tuesday night, ex-Liberty standout Avery Warley is expected to make her WNBA preseason debut with the Phoenix Mercury against the Japanese National Team. A tenacious rebounder, Warley appears to be in the mix for a team that is thin in the post.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, Dawn was released by the Sun today...