Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne Named Rookie of the Month for September
NEW YORK, September 17, 2013 Chicago Sky guard/forward Elena Delle Donne has been named Rookie of the Month for games played in September, the WNBA announced today. This marks the fourth consecutive Rookie of the Month honor for Delle Donne.
For September, Delle Donne led rookies in scoring (17.2 ppg), free-throw percentage (1.000, 26-for-26), minutes (33.6 mpg), and ranked second in rebounds (5.8 rpg) and blocks (1.8 bpg). The WNBA All-Star led her team to a 3-2 record for the month, which included a 70-68 win on Sept. 11, over the visiting Phoenix Mercury. Delle Donnes 18 points included a buzzer-beater to give the Sky the win.
The Delaware native has helped the Sky to the best record in the East (24-10) and a franchise-first playoff berth. Delle Donne finished the season ranked first overall in three-throw percentage (.929, 157-for-169), fourth in points (18.1 ppg), and fifth in blocks (1.8 bpg). Delle Donne appeared in 30 games, scoring in double-digits in all but two.
Highlights of Delle Donnes month included:
- Sept. 8 vs. Washington: 22 points on 8-for-8 shooting from the free-throw line in a 93-79 win
- Sept. 11 vs. Phoenix: 18 points including a buzzer-beater in a 70-68 win
- Sept. 13 vs. Atlanta: 18 points and eight rebounds in an 87-82 win