Sun Sign Dawn Evans

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (March 16, 2012) – The Connecticut Sun announced today it has signed former James Madison guard Dawn Evans to a training camp contract.

As per team policy, terms were not released.

The 5-7 Evans, who led James Madison to the Colonial Athletic Association title in both 2010 and 2011, is the Dukes’ all-time leader in four different statistical categories, including points, free throws, three point shots made and three point shots attempted. She also holds CAA records for career points and three pointers made and attempted.

Evans was named CAA Player of the Year in 2011, as well as All-CAA First Team and Tournament Most Outstanding Player. She was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American as a junior in 2010 as well as both an Associated Press and WBCA State Farm Honorable Mention All-American in 2011 as a senior. Evans ranked in the top five in scoring in the nation in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. She is currently playing in Vienna, Austria for the Flying Foxes and is averaging 10.2 points in six games for the club.

“Coming out of college, Dawn was considered one of the most talented players in the draft class,” Sun head coach Mike Thibault said. “However she had a number of medical issues that needed to be addressed and went un-drafted. She has addressed those issues and we felt, based on talent, that she would be a great addition to our training camp. Dawn can play both guard positions and will compete for one of the last few spots on our team.”

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