Monday, August 27, 2012

Dispatch from Dawn: Evans on life in LA, her good bud Kristi and bonjour!

While the WNBA hasn't released an official transaction yet, Dawn Evans is no longer an LA Spark. The former James Madison superstar, who had two points, three assists and a steal in her final outing as a Spark on Aug 23, had only been signed to a seven-day contract and was released with the return on Saturday of guard Jenna O'Hea. O'Hea missed the first half of the season playing for Team Australia.

As always, Dawn was thoughtful in sharing her thoughts about her WNBA whirlwind week with LadySwish.

After her season in Austria, Evans stayed for all of the Connecticut Sun's training camp  only to be waived at the end. Playing in the Sun's three exhibition games, she says, gave her a taste of how elevated the professional game is from the collegiate one.

"Then to be signed to the seven-day with LA,  to play in official WNBA games, was even more of an amazing experience. I had been working out with LA for a month prior to them signing me, so the knowledge gained from that was even more."

Evans was thrilled to be playing alongside Harrisonburg native Kristi Toliver, this week's Western Conference Player of the Week, by the way.;

"Playing and being with Kristi was good for me," Evans says. "For one, she's a special friend of mine so I enjoyed her company as much as just being able to spend time with her and pick her brain about ball. She's basically who I hung out with all the time. She made the transition of being on that team as easy as it possibly could be. Not to mention Kristi is not a bad player to watch to help your game at her position with the way she's been playing!"

The living in LA part wasn't bad, either. If you recall, Evans is a former child star who admits to still having acting ambitions.

 "I must admit I fell in love with LA all over again," she says. "It's where I want to be as I've said before. But being able to be there on a WNBA roster with really great girls was awesome! Not just KT but all the girls on the team were so welcoming and talented.

"I'll be back though! The jury is still out on whether it will be for ball or acting,"

So what now for Dawn? Let's just say she doesn't waste time.

Arras, in northern France, by night.
"I'm headed to start my overseas season in France," said Evans, prior to boarding a 3:30 p.m. CST plane on Monday."I'm excited about season No. 2 in Europe!"

Evans, who averaged 10.2 ppg with the Flying Foxes in Austria, will play for Arras, the French Cup champion. LadySwish promises to keep you posted on her season.


  1. I she still with the sparks

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  3. Evans is no longer with the Sparks. She is overseas, preparing to play in France. Here is a link to the current Sparks roster.