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Elena Delle Donne #11 Guard/Forward

Elena Delle Donne

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Background

2014:
Scored 20+ points in four straight games to open the 2014 season… Named as the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for May 16 through May 25…Named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for May…Set new career highs in points and rebounds against Los Angeles on June 6th with 33 points and 16 rebounds…Set the WNBA record for the most free throws made without a miss in a single game on June 6th with 16…Finished 2nd in WNBA in FT percentage at .933(minimum two free throws attempted per game)…went a perfect 22-for-22 from the free throw line in Games 2 and 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Atlanta…Scored a personal-best 34 points on August 26th at Atlanta, including 17 in the 4th quarter, to lead the Sky to a Game 3 win in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

2013:
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.

College
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.

Personal

  • 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.

Career Transactions

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