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.