Dana Evans’s draft night did not go as planned. All season she’d been predicted to be a first round pick however in a surprising turn of events the two time ACC Player of the Year dropped out of the first round and was chosen 13th by the Dallas Wings. The Wings had the first pick of the draft and took Texas center Charli Collier. They then selected Away Kuier a center from Finland with the second pick. They had the fifth pick which they used on Chelsea Dungee a guard from Arkansas.
Holly Rowe interviewed Dana after she was chosen and the feed kept cutting in and out, but it was clear that she was very emotional both from dropping into the second round and from the relief of seeing her dream finally come true. She will be heading into her professional career with something to prove and she said that she would use this night as motivation.
Louisville fans are no strangers to watching former players who were underestimated on draft night go out and make GMs look silly. Hopefully Dana will join that club.
The moment @Danaaakianaaa's name was called. #GoCards x #WNBADraft pic.twitter.com/dsoNcIbjle— Louisville WBB (@UofLWBB) April 16, 2021
Dallas Wings President and CEO Greg Bibb just called Dana Evans "the steal of the draft." @Danaaakianaaa— Jody Demling (@jdemling) April 16, 2021
Hey, @Danaaakianaaa... a few familiar faces wanted to say congrats.#GoCards x #WNBADraft pic.twitter.com/xShGzRusDW— Louisville WBB (@UofLWBB) April 16, 2021
Congrats @Danaaakianaaa lucky number 13!!!! https://t.co/TVF7qtJ1zm— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) April 16, 2021
One thing about the man upstairs, He makes no mistakes! Super happy and proud of you Dana! @Danaaakianaaa ❤️❤️❤️— Jazmine Jones (@Jazmine_Jones4) April 16, 2021