The Jay Graves Report

Dana Evans may have loss the game but settled the Miss Basketball score! “Clearly the Best!”

Dana Evans balls out for the Indiana All-Star team and leads the team in scorin' with 18 points. Photo: Indy Star.

Bruh…I’ve been fired up since April when the best player in the state, Dana Evans, was robbed of the Miss Basketball Award. She was clearly the best player breathin’ this year! This young lady was the ONLY McDonald’s All-American in the freakin’ state!!! ALL-AMERICAN bruh!!!!! Not all-County or all Neighborhood but All-American! Ole girl led the darn state in scorin’ for the past two seasons puttin’ up 36 points,  pullin’ down 7.6 rebounds, throwin’ 6.2 assists and gettin’ 4.8 steals per game.

So on Saturday I had to find out for myself if I was losin’ my ability to recognize a hooper when I see one or not. Because these duns around here (Indy) will try to convince you that you aren’t seein’ what you know you’re seein’. I went to the Indiana vs. Kentucky All-Star Game as a fan and not as a journalist to make sure that I wasn’t slippin’. Indiana loss the game 75-67 but Dana settled the REAL score! She proved that she was the best in the state of Indiana and that was more important, in my opinion, than who won the freakin’ game.

A hooper is a hooper regardless of where they’re playin’. You can put a hooper on a court in Bankers Life Fieldhouse or in a cage in the projects and they’re still goin’ to be able to ball out. So let’s see it playa.

I wanted to just sit and watch Gary West Side’s Dana Evans and Fort Wayne Homestead’s Karissa McLaughlin, who actually won the Miss Basketball Award, on the SAME court at the SAME time. It wasn’t even close who the best player on the floor was bruh! NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Evans led the Indiana All-Stars with 18 points and she was just as impressive handlin’ the rock, penitratin’ the paint and passin’ the ball. It was NUTS and it was clear that she got robbed of the Miss Basketball Award.

Boyz can tell me all day that it was because she didn’t win the state championship but not winnin’ the state championship means that she wasn’t on the best TEAM. Bein’ the best player has absolutely nothin’ to do with who wins the state title playboy. It’s a team award. Miss Basketball is an individual award!! If they were both runnin’ the 100 meters and ole girl loss. Then you’ve got me. But they’re hoopin’ bruh and if you’re tellin’ me the one is better than the other then what they can do individually is the litmus test.

So when you take both of those players off of their respective teams their individual talents stands out like a gangsta in the suburbs or an undercover cop in the ghetto. It was clear that Dana was the better player!!!

Don’t take my word for it pimpin’ here’s what Larry Just, the Kentucky All-Stars coach had to say about her, “She’s real tough. She is so good at getting into the lane and getting that penetration, she’s hard to keep in front of, she can make shots and (pass) and find teammates.”

So you can tell me that ole girl didn’t win because she didn’t win the state championship for the rest of your life but the proof was in the game that I watched with my OWN eyes at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon.

And before I get outta here the politics of that foolishness was ridiculous! There were at least five cats from Indianapolis alone that should have been on the boyz squad. I don’t know what type of game Charlie Hall, the Indiana All Star game’s director, was tryin’ to run when he put that roster together but he didn’t fool a soul. It’s terrible that kids just can’t play the game and make the team on their ability to ball out.

Nonetheless, G.I. Stand Up and applaud the babygirl that represented The G well and stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Cage: noun – a fence that is typically put around a basketball court in the hood to keep the ball from gettin’ away.

2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

3) Pimpin’: noun – the person that I’m tryin’ to passionately get my point across to.

4) The G: noun – Gary, Indiana

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo is real talk today!