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Elena Delle Donne #11 Guard/Forward

Elena Delle Donne

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Attended the University of Delaware…Consensus First Team All-American and National Player of the Year candidate in her junior and senior seasons… First UD player to be named an All-American…2013 recipient of Senior CLASS Award and Honda Award…Four time All-CAA First Team selection…Three time CAA Player of the Year winner…UD’s all-time leading scorer for men’s and women’s basketball…School leader in field goals made, three point field goal percentage and blocks…Averaged 26 points (2nd in nation) and 8.5 rebounds per game as a senior…Led the nation in scoring with 28.1 points per game as a junior…Scored 54 points against James Madison on February 18, 2010, the highest point total of anyone in women’s college basketball that season…Became ninth player in women’s NCAA history to score over 3000 career points…Second fastest to reach 1000 points in NCAA history (38 games)…3039 career points are fifth in women’s NCAA history.

Named 2013 Rookie of the Year…Started in 31 games…Had the best debut for a Sky rookie in franchise history recording 22 points, putting her third in WNBA history…July 1, Delle Donne was named WNBA Rookie of the Month four times in June, July, September, August...She was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for June 24-June 30 and July 1-July 7…July 18,2013 Delle Donne won the All-Star vote becoming the first rookie to do so in WNBA history…On August 6, Delle Donne set a franchise record with 97 free throws made as a rookie…She set a franchise record with 39 blocks as a rookie…Delle Donne has scored 20+ points 13 times this season, this ties her for 6th all-time WNBA rookies…Finished the season with the 2nd highest free throw percentage for a player with 169 attempts in a season.


  • Born September 5, 1989 in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Daughter of Ernest and Joan Delle Donne
  • Has an older brother and sister
  • Played volleyball her freshman season at Delaware
  • Attended high school at Ursuline Academy where she was a three-time Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Delaware.

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Selected by the Chicago Sky second overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft