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Dana Evans

May 15, 2019

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Announced as a trials participant for the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games Women’s Basketball Team on May 2, 2019.
  • Took part in trials for the 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team.
  • Member of the 2016 USA U18 National Team that captured the gold medal with a 5-0 record at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship to qualify the USA for the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup.

College Honors

  • 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Sixth Player of the Year (coaches).
  • 2018 ACC All-Freshman Team.
  • 2019 ACC All-Academic team.
  • 2018 Preseason ACC Newcomer Watch List.

College Notes

  • Will be a junior at Louisville in 2019-20.
  • As a sophomore in 2018-19, helped her team to a 32-4 record and the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
  • Third in ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2), 10th in 3-pt. field goal percentage (.385) and eighth in assists (4.0 per game)
  • Led Louisville with 4.0 assists per game.
  • As a freshman in 2017-18, and the NCAA Tournament Final Four.
  • Led all ACC freshmen with 3.7 assists per game.
  • Led Cards in assists 16 times.

High School Notes

  • Attended Gary West Side High School (Ind.), where she scored a state fifth-best 2,832 points over her four-year prep career.
  • As a senior in 2016-17, led her team to a 20-7 record, the Indiana 4A Lowell Sectional championship and averaged 36.0 ppg., 7.6 rpg., 6.2 apg. and 4.8 spg.
  • 2017 USA Today All-USA second team; 2017 McDonald’s All-American; 2017 Jordan Brand Classic; 2017 WBCA All-American; 2017 Naismith All-America first team; one of five finalists for the 2017 Naismith Trophy; 2017 MaxPreps All-America third team; 2017 Indiana Miss Basketball finalist.
  • 2014, 2016 and 2017 Post-Tribune (Northwest Indiana) Player of the Year.
  • 2016 Naismith High School All-American.
  • 2016 and 2017 USA Today All-Indiana first team.
  • As a junior in 2015-16, averaged 35.8 ppg., 5.4 rpg. and 5.0 apg. to help her team to a 19-5 record and the 4A regional semifinals.
  • As a sophomore in 2014-15, averaged 26.0 ppg., 3.0 rpg., 5.0 apg. and 4.0 spg. to help her team to a 19-8 record and the sectionals.
  • As a freshman in 2013-14, averaged 21.0 ppg., 3.0 rpg. and 4.0 apg. to help her team to a 19-4 record and the regionals.
  • Also participated in varsity track and field in 2015-16.
  • Played in the summer for Indy Spiece Gymrats (Silver).

Personal Notes

  • Is on Instagram as: dana_kianaa
  • Born in Blue Island, Illinois.
  • Daughter of Shwanada and Damon Evans; has three brothers, Damon Jr., Justin and DJ, and one sister, Deja.
  • Mother and father played basketball at South Suburban Junior College in Chicago.
USA Basketball Statistics
EVENT G/S MIN/AVG FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2016 U18 5/0 85/ 17.0 19-41 .463 2-6 .333 4-8 .500 10/ 2.0 44/ 8.8 17 6 0 8
College Statistics
YEAR G/S MIN/G FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2018-19 36/5 933/ 25.9 130-311 .418 50-130 .385 64-76 .842 87/ 2.4 374/ 10.4 145 66 1 56
2017-18 39/1 820/ 21.0 71-195 .364 11-49 .224 47-59 .797 77/ 2.0 200/ 5.1 134 70 2 43
Totals 75/6 1753/ 23.4 201-506 .397 61-179 .341 111-135 .822 164/ 2.2 574/ 7.7 279 136 3 99

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