Evina Westbrook has aided the UConn Huskies in their quest for the women’s NCAA Tournament title. Is she Russell Westbrook’s cousin?
The women’s national championship game on Sunday pits No. 2 UConn against No. 1 South Carolina for the championship trophy.
Evina Westbrook’s outstanding performance at the Final Four helped the Huskies get there.
In the second quarter, the senior guard came off the bench against Stanford and made three of her four three-point shots. On Friday night, Geno Auriemma referred to her as “the most valuable player in the game.”
Naturally, that last name drew comparisons to a certain Lakers player.
Is Russell Westbrook’s sister Evina Westbrook?
Russell Westbrook of the Los Angeles Lakers is not connected to Evina. It just so happens that they have the same last name.
Evina was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. James is her father, while Eva is her mother. She is one of four siblings.
Her undergraduate career began at Tennessee, where she was named to the SEC All-Freshman team as a freshman. According to the Hartford Courant, her objective was always to go to UConn and assist the Huskies win titles.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Westbrook transferred to UConn after the 2018-19 season, but due to NCAA transfer rules, he had to sit out a season. In 2020–21, she made her debut for the Huskies, starting 30 games.
Evina averaged 9.0 points and 3.7 rebounds this season while mostly coming off the bench in the second half.
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