Dana Evans’ 2023 Season in Review

Height: 5-6
Position: G
Years Pro: 2
College/From: Louisville/United States
Drafted: Dallas Wings (No. 13 overall in 2021)

2023 SEASON OVERVIEW: One of just three returners on the Sky’s roster (along with Kahleah Copper and Ruthy Hebard), Evans had a stellar 2023 season.

Appearing in 39 games, Evans led the team in minutes off the bench and scored a career-high 9.0 points. She made a push for the WNBA’s Sixth Player of the Year award with her play, also averaging 3.0 assists per game. She was the WNBA’s leading scorer off the bench per game (for players with 20 or more appearances off the bench) and she was top three in the league in points, assists, field goals made and steals off the bench.

Evans made more shots this year (116) than in her first three seasons in the league combined (103) along with nearly tripling her assist numbers (41 assists in 2022 to 118 in 2023). She helped propel the Sky to the playoffs, averaging 13.2 points and 3.8 assists from Aug. 18 to Aug. 29.

During that span, Evans recorded a season-high 23 points on Aug. 22 against Seattle, also recording a career-high eight assists and four three-pointers made.

Before this season, Evans had only scored 15+ points twice across her first two seasons. This year, Evans scored 15+ points six times, including the playoffs. Evans scored 20 points, seven assists and three steals on June 6 against Indiana. She also recorded 21 points against Indiana on June 15. In the final regular season game of the year, Evans tallied 18 points against Connecticut.

The guard finished the year with a playoff career-high 22-point performance in Game 2 of the first round of the 2023 WNBA Playoffs against Las Vegas on Sept. 17. Evans wound up finishing in third in voting for the WNBA’s Sixth Player of the Year award.


  • June 6 — Became the second player in WNBA history with 20+ points, 7+ assists and zero turnovers off the bench while shooting 50% from the field and 60% from three
  • June 15 — Reached 50 career three-pointers
  • July 30 — Reached 200 career three-point attempts
  • Aug. 8 — Reached 150 career assists
  • Aug. 22 — Reached 500 career points