Jayda Evans (JaydaEvans)


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Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog

Jayda Evans covers college and pro women's basketball. While its her first year on the Washington beat, she has covered the Storm since its inception. She'll offer observations, critiques, occasional off-beat tales and answers to select e-mail inquires. Evans also has written a book on the Storm and women's hoops, called "Game On!"

Gonzaga guard Haiden Palmer drafted; Lisa Mispley Fortier hired
It's been an eventful week across the Cascades. Gonzaga had its all-time fifth player drafted to the WNBA in G Haiden Palmer. The Oregon State transfer was picked up by Indiana with its 29th overall pick (third round). She joins All-Star Courtney Vandersl...[Read on]
Storm coach Brian Agler talks rookies; Tianna Hawkins responds to being traded
Storm coach Brian Agler sounded defensive when I suggested he plays more to win now and doesn't prefer true rookies on his WNBA team. It's what the facts show when looking at his history since being hired in 2008. Only one draft pick remains after Agler, ...[Read on]
Stanford All-American Chiney Ogwumike still No. 1 in WNBA draft?
UConn nearly has more players (10) in the WNBA than the Pac-12 conference as a whole (15). It appears just one more will break through this year and stick on a WNBA roster in Stanford F Chiney Ogwumike. Add that Connecticut Sun coach Anne Donovan was the ...[Read on]
Mailbag: Baby problems in Australia
From the Twitter files, follower Jodie Skellern asked: "Does Team USA have a parent assistance policy for bball athletes traveling with children while playing for USA?" In case you haven't heard, former Storm F Abby Bishop is upset with her native Basket...[Read on]
Camille Little, Tanisha Wright drop EuroLeague Final Eight opener
Storm stars Camille Little and Tanisha Wright helped lead their Turkish team to a club-first EuroLeague Final Eight appearance held in Ekaterinburg this week. It's also Wright and Little's first time playing with the club, Kayseri Kaski spor. The team op...[Read on]
UW coach Mike Neighbors finalist for Maggie Dixon Rookie Coach of the Year award
 Washington coach Mike Neighbors led the Huskies to a third consecutive 20-win season and postseason berth, playing at UTEP on Monday in the WNIT quarterfinals. Neighbors led UW to upsets against No. 6 Stanford and No. 24 California in his first seas...[Read on]
Record crowd means Washington travels for WNIT quarterfinal matchup Monday
Using social-media, word-of-mouth and wins, UTEP broke an attendance record for the right to host a fourth consecutive Women's National Invitation Tournament game at Don Haskins Center. UTEP (27-7) will play Washington (20-13) on Monday at 6pm PT. UTEP d...[Read on]
Washington senior Mercedes Wetmore named to Pac-12 All-Academic team
From the desk of the Pac-12: Pac-12 Names Women’s Basketball All-Academic WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Following are the 2014 Pac-12 Conference Women’s Basketball All-Academic teams, announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott. To be eligible...[Read on]
Oregon State guard Sydney Wiese: "We’re looking to shock the nation" and other news
The unflappable Sydney Wiese will have to settle on sharing the spotlight if she leads Oregon State to its collective goal on Tuesday. Ninth-seeded OSU (24-10) aims to upset South Carolina (28-4), the top seed in the NCAA tournament Stanford regional. Win...[Read on]
Game Day: Links for No. 1 seed South Carolina, field at Seattle's NCAA tourney site
Gonzaga was shipped out of Washington for the first time in its six consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. The sixth-seeded Zags (29-4) will face No. 11 seed James Madison (28-5) in College Station, Texas at 2:30pm on ESPN. With the state's best team g...[Read on]