Delle Donne Rookie of the Month

This season, Delle Donne is leading all rookies in scoring (19.1 ppg). free-throw percentage (.938, 45-for-48) and minutes (33.1 mpg). She is also ranked second in blocks (2.0 bpg) and third in rebounds (5.3 rpg) and assists (2.0 apg). Overall, she ranks fourth in points and fifth in blocks.

During the June 26 exhibition against the New York Liberty, Delle Donne contributed career-highs in points (26) and assists (six) along with adding six rebounds and three blocks to capture the win (87-74). On June 29, Delle Donne tied her rebounding career-best (8) in the Sky’s 94-82 a win against the Los Angeles Sparks.

Delle Donne, a 6-4 guard/forward from the University of Delaware, was the Sky’s second overall pick at the 2013 WNBA Draft. Delle Donne has posted double-digits ten times and twenty or more points six times during the Sky’s first ten games. Her contributions have helped lead the team to a 7-3 record, second-best in the East. The Sky has won five straight home games, matching a franchise record set in 2009.

Highlights of Delle Donne’s month included:

June 16 vs. Atlanta: 25 points on 11-11 from the free-throw in an 88-74 loss.

June 26 vs. New York: Career-highs in assists (six) and points (26) on 10-17 shooting in an 87-74 win

June 29 vs. Los Angeles: Tied a career-high eight rebounds along with 20 points in a 94-82 win

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