Jody Demling

Gary, Ind., point guard Dana Evans is one of the nations elite players and is on her official visit to Louisville this weekend

Gary, Ind., point guard Dana Evans is one of the nations elite players. She is currently on her official visit to the University of Louisville.

Gary, Ind., West Side point guard Dana Evans is one of the top targets left in the Class of 2017 for Jeff Walz and the University of Louisville women's basketball staff.

The Cardinals have two commitments and likely will sign two more, including a point guard. The 5-foot-6 Evans is the target and on Saturday she began her official visit to U of L.

Evans has made her way up to No. 7 in the Class of 2017 rankings by ESPN.com after a sensational summer. She won a gold medal with the USA Basketball U-18 national team and played well for the Indiana Gym Rats.

Evans said last month she knew once the AAU season was over it was time to start thinking about college.

"It's going to be a very tough decision for me, very tough," she said. "I have a lot of good schools."

Evans lists Louisville, Purdue, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt, DePaul, Indiana and Oklahoma State.

"It's important that I make the right decision," Evans said.

While she said there was no favorite, Evans said the U of L program was "high" on her list for a number of reasons. She said U of L coach Jeff Walz and his staff have done a "great job of building a relationship."

"Louisville is just a great program all around," she said. "They have a great coaching staff and they care about you. Look at the team, half of the team is McDonald's All-Americans; they're loaded with players. They had another great recruiting class.

"So they are loaded and trying to win a championship."


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