Ex-JMU guard Dawn Evans getting kidney transplant

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Former JMU point guard Dawn Evans has put her professional basketball career on hold to get the kidney transplant that she knew was inevitable.

She just didn't know it would be now.

Evans, one of the nation's leading scorers in college, was in her second season with Arras of the French League when her doctor told her it was time to come home.

While home in Clarksville, Tenn., for Christmas break, Evans submitted a blood sample she hoped would show her kidney function had improved with her daily regimen of up to 47 pills.

Instead, it revealed her kidney function was declining.

Evans, 24, says she was upset. She never expected it to be "a decision that would be made for me."

She expects to have surgery by early February.

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