As the North Texas women's basketball team arrives back on campus and begins working now, we are going to catch up with all 15 players before the first official practices under new head coach Karen Aston. Today we visit with Ash'Lynne Evans.
What have you been working on this summer to improve your game?
I'm trying to improve and move from playing the four position (forward) to playing the three (guard) position like Coach Aston wants me to play, and knows that I can play.
What do you think Coach Aston has taught you the most this summer?
She has really taught me how to be more dedicated on and off the court. She has really motivated me in the classroom and on the court and she has really pushed me to make myself better and to do what I know I can do on the court.
What are you goals going into the season?
I just want to be able to play the game that Coach Aston wants me to play and the game that I know I'm capable of playing. I want to give my team and the crowd what they want to see.
Who is your favorite WNBA player?
I like Candace Parker; she is my all-around favorite player to watch.
Do you emulate any of your game after hers?
Yeah I do. I hear from a lot of people that I look like Candace Parker and I play like Candace Parker, so it's great to get that kind of compliment.
Now that you have a year of experience to draw on after your freshman year, what can you use to improve you're game this year?
I think we were pretty good last year, but our heads just weren't where they needed to be. This year I feel like Coach Aston will take us to a totally different level. We will do a lot more this year and I want to win the Sun Belt Championship.
Last year, you played the 1, 2, 3, 4, and even the 5 position on the floor. This year you will have a permanent home, but do you think that experience will help you?
It did. It wasn't that hard for me coming from high school because I had to play all three guard positions. I'm used to playing every position on the court and I'm able to play any position that Coach Aston wants me to play.
Kobe or LeBron?
Kobe, Kobe, Kobe, no question.
In a word, describe Coach Aston?