Elena Delle Donne Named Player of the Month - May 2014

The Eastern and Western Conference Player of the Month awards, as well as the WNBA Rookie of the Month, are presented by Samsung and are part of the larger WNBA Performance Awards presented by Samsung program. This marks the first season that Samsung, an official WNBA marketing partner, will present the WNBA’s highest individual honors, including the WNBA Most Valuable Player, WNBA Most Improved Player, WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, and WNBA Defensive Player of the Year.

Delle Donne scored 21 or more points in five of the Sky’s six games and has guided the Sky to the top spot in the Eastern Conference (5-1). The second-year pro led the East in scoring (23.0 ppg, second in the league behind only Moore), while shooting .422 from the floor (46-of-109). Among Eastern Conference players, Delle Donne ranked second in blocks (2 bpg) and third in free throw percentage (.950 on 38-of-40). She was also named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on May 27.

Highlights of Delle Donne’s play in May included:

• May 16 vs. Indiana: Her 23-point, five-rebound, three-assist effort included 16 second-half points as the Sky overcame a 10-point deficit to defeat the visiting Fever, 74-71.
• May 17 at New York: In front of a national viewing audience on ESPN2, Delle Donne led all scorers with 23 points and added five boards in a 79-65 win over the Liberty.
• May 24 vs. Atlanta: 27 points in an 87-73 victory.
• May 30 vs. Connecticut: 28 points in a 101-82 win.
• Three games in which she was perfect from the free throw line – 6-of-6 at New York on May 17; 9-of-9 vs. Atlanta on May 24; and 8-of-8 vs. Connecticut on May 30.

Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx was named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month, presented by Samsung. Moore’s 29.2 ppg led the WNBA last month as the defending champion Lynx posted the best record in the league in May (6-0).

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