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!"

Washington guard Kelsey Plum named to Wooden Award top 30 list
Washington sophomore G Kelsey Plum was named to the preseason Wooden Award Top 30 on Monday. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college bask...[Read on]
Gonzaga dropped out of AP Top 25 poll; UConn slipped to No. 3
Many thought then-No. 6 Stanford upsetting then-No. 1 UConn last week, snapping the Huskies' 47-game winning streak, was good for the women's basketball season. Well, that was just the beginning. Days after Stanford's win, then-No. 10 Texas traveled to T...[Read on]
Kelsey Plum named Pac-12 Player of the Week; Gonzaga enters AP top-25 poll
Washington PG Kelsey Plum wasn't that impressed with her record-setting 45-point night against Oklahoma on Friday because UW lost. But voters for the weekly Pac-12 Player of the Week award thought the performance was still worthy of a nod. The conference...[Read on]
Tickets now on sale for the 2015 Pac-12 tournament in March at KeyArena
From the Pac-12:     PAC-12 BEGINS SELLING TICKETS TO 2015 PAC-12 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNEY Tournament set for March 5-8 at KeyArena in Seattle   San Francisco – The Pac-12 announced today that all-tournament passes for the...[Read on]
Analyzing UW's loss at Oklahoma despite Kelsey Plum's career-high 45 points
Washington coach Mike Neighbors was certain about one thing when he booked Oklahoma for the season-opener Friday: "We're going to come back better." Neighbors coached a solid came against OU coach Sherri Coale. But the latter ended up winning her 400th c...[Read on]
Deja Strother makes it official, signs NLI with Washington
The early signing period opened Wednesday for student-athletes. Ingelmoor HS star Deja Strother made her verbal commitment official, signing a national letter of intent to play for Washington. Strother is a 6-5 post player, ranked as the No. 35 overal...[Read on]
UConn's Breanna Stewart and Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd head All-American team
The Associated Press preseason All-American team was released on Tuesday. UConn F Breanna Stewart and Notre Dame G Jewell Loyd were unanimous selections among a panel of 35 national media members. Stewart and Loyd are the 10th and 11th players all-time to...[Read on]
Oregon State ranked in preseason coaches' poll, UConn leads the Top 25
The USA Today Sports preseason Top 25 Coaches' Poll was released Monday. Oregon State finished the 2013-14 season at No. 25 and finds itself back in the mix to open this year. The Beavers, who returned all five starters, are ranked No. 21. UConn, the two...[Read on]
Seattle U, Washington State and Gonzaga dominate in exhibition matchups
Seattle U started its season Saturday with an exhibition game against Central Washington at Connolly Center. The Redhawks made its debut with three new starters to replace graduated seniors in F Kacie Sowell, G Sylvia Shephard and F Ashley Ward. SU's yo...[Read on]
UConn unanimous No. 1, Oregon State ranked in AP preseason Top 25 poll
The preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll was released Thursday. NCAA defending champion UConn was the unanimous No. 1 overall selection. It's the 10th time that UConn has been the top team in the preseason. Six of those years they went on to win the tit...[Read on]