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Dana Evans — a Chicago Sky fan growing up in Gary — is a big part of the WNBA champs’ future: ‘I can see it. I can feel it.’

As Derrick Rose was ascending to NBA greatness, 25 minutes away, a young girl in Gary was watching and modeling her game after his. She admired his speed and explosiveness, the way he would drive to the basket. She even would choose the same jersey number as Rose — No. 1 — and later in her career would choose No. 11 to be close to her inspiration.
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I am a cable TV contributor, radio host, and millennial messaging expert who focuses on humanizing policy issues across the intersections of race, class, and gender. Just moments after the Game 4 victory made Dana Evans and her teammates world champions, former President Barack Obama tweeted, "Congrats to our new WNBA champs, the Chicago Sky! I couldn't be prouder of this team—they worked hard for this moment and have made our city proud.”
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The next Dana Evans? No, Hailey Van Lith found her own way and is Louisville's rising star

Louisville took the floor for its exhibition game against Union and Hailey Van Lith had a quiet swagger about her as she ran through the pregame routine.   The former second-ranked recruit in the 2020 class and preseason All-ACC honoree didn’t look phased by the expectations many have set on her shoulders. She didn’t seem intimidated by the outside pressure some have created deeming her the next great Cardinal after All-American Dana Evans’ departure.   ...
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WNBA champion Dana Evans is more than a baller or pretty face

WNBA champion Dana Evans did not attain success by chance, she molded herself from her youth in ballet, crafting not only her physical skill but also her competitive nature, dedication, and work ethic. She continued that success at the University of Louisville, where she led the ACC in scoring, was named ACC Player of the Year twice, and became just the third Cardinal to be named a First Team AP All-American. Now, she’s the 13th pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft and stars as a guard for the Chicago Sky. She shared the details of how she built her brand as a beautiful baller.
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Gary native Dana Evans helps Chicago Sky win their first WNBA title

Former Louisville University basketball star and Gary, Indiana native Dana Evans made history on Sunday night (October 17), by helping the Chicago Sky win their first ever WNBA Championship in the franchise’s history. As a key player on the Sky championship roster, Evans played all four games of the 2021...
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Dana Evans Wins WNBA Title With Chicago Sky

CHICAGO - Former Louisville women's basketball star Dana Evans is now a WNBA Champion. Matched up against the Phoenix Mercury in the 2021 WNBA Finals, her Chicago Sky were able to clinch the best-of-five series in four games, culminating in a 80-74 win Sunday. Evans is only the second former...
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Sky guard Dana Evans named to WNBA All-Rookie Team

CHICAGO – She wasn’t even drafted by the team, but the native of Gary found her way back home thanks to an early season trade with the Dallas Wings. Dana Evans made contributions to a veteran team off the bench here and there during the regular season and then the team’s run to the WNBA […]
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Gary native Dana Evans named to WNBA All-Rookie team

Evans named to all-rookie team: West Side grad Dana Evans slipped to the second round in the WNBA draft but carved out a role after an early-season trade and, late Wednesday, she was voted to the Associated Press' all-rookie team. New York's Michaela Onyenwere won Rookie of the Year averaging 8.6 points per game. Teammate Didi Richards, Aari McDonald of Atlanta, and Charli Collier of Dallas were on the team. Connecticut's Jonquel Jones was voted Most Valuable Player. Sun coach Curt Miller won Coach of the Year. Brionna Jones was named Most Improved. Sylvia Fowles won Defensive Player of the Year and Kelsey Plum was Sixth Woman of the Year.
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Dana Evans, Sky defeat Sun

Evans, Sky defeat the Sun: Dana Evans (West Side) had a rebound and assist Thursday in the Sky's 81-75 win over the Sun. Kahleah Copper, an assistant coach at Purdue Northwest, led Chicago with 18 points. Candace Parker added 15, Diamond DeShields 13, Courtney Vandersloot 12 and Allie Quigley 11.
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Dana Evans scores career high in Sky win

Evans has career high in Sky win: Sky rookie Dana Evans (West Side) scored a career-high nine points in Wednesday's 92-76 win over the Fever. It was Evans' first WNBA game in Chicago. She was 2-for-4 from the field, including 1-2 from 3-point range. She was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. She also had an assist and a rebound. Courtney Vandersloot had a team-high 17 points. Kahleah Copper (PNW assistant coach) added 11 points. Kelsey Mitchell had a game-24 for the Fever.
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