Elena Delle Donne

Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6-5
Weight: 188 lbs.
WNBA Team: Chicago Sky
School
: University of Delaware ‘13
Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
Website: elenadelledonne.co
Twitter: @De11eDonne

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medal: 2011 World University Games.
  • Participated in the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas.
  • Member of the 2011 USA World University Games Team that finished with a 6-0 record and claimed gold in Shenzhen, China; averaged 15.7 ppg. and 8.5 rpg. to lead the USA in scoring and rebounding.
  • Named to the 2007 USA U19 World Championship Team, but withdrew for personal reasons.
  • Attended the 2006 USA U18 National Team Trials but was injured and unable to participate.
Professional Notes:
  • Drafted: No. 2 by the Chicago Sky in 2013.
  • All-WNBA second team: 2013.
  • WNBA All-Star Game: 2013 (injured).
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year: 2013.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2013.
  • Is not planning on playing professionally overseas during the 2013-14 season, instead is focusing on her skills academy.
  • Aided the Sky in 2013 to a 24-10 mark, its best record in franchise history, the Eastern Conference regular season title and the Sky’s first playoff berth; averaged a league fourth-best 18.1 ppg., as well as 5.6 rpg., 1.8 apg. and 1.8 bpg.
  • Was the leading vote-getter for the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game, but was injured and unable to compete.
  • Swept all 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Month honors.
College Notes:
  • During her four years, helped lead Delaware to a 104-32 record (.765), the 2013 NCAA Sweet Sixteen, 2012 NCAA second round, a pair of WNITs, two Colonial Athletic
    Association regular season titles and two CAA tournament crowns.
  • Senior C.L.A.S.S. Award and Honda Award (2013).
  • WBCA, Associated Press, USBWA and John R. Wooden Award All-American first team (2013).
  • Naismith Award finalist (2013).
  • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year and CAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2013).
  • Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Outstanding Amateur Athlete of the Year (2013)
  • CAA Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • All-CAA first team (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).
  • CAA All-Tournament Team (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and MVP (2013).
  • Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association John J. Brady Athlete of the Year (2011).
  • CAA All-Defensive Team (2010).
  • CAA All-Rookie Team (2010).
  • Became ninth player in women’s NCAA history to score more than 3,000 career points and her 3,039 career points ranks fifth-best among all-time NCAA scoring leaders.
  • Spent her freshman season playing volleyball at Delaware.
Personal Notes:
  • Born on Sept. 5, 1989, and hails from Wilmington, Del.
  • Daughter of Ernest and Joan Delle Donne; has an older sister, Lizzie, and an older brother, Gene.
  • Early childhood education major at Delaware with a focus in special education.
  •  Her father played basketball and golf at Columbia, and her brother played football at Duke.
  • Missed 12 games as a sophomore after being diagnosed with Lyme Disease.
  • Attended Ursuline Academy (Del.), where she was a three-time Gatorade Delaware Player of the Year.
  • Was named the National High School Player of the Year by McDonald’s and USA Today, and took home the Naismith Trophy (2008).
  • Parade Magazine and Slam Magazine 2008 All-America first team (2008)
  • Holds mark as the Delaware Class 1IAA all-time leading scorer with 2,818 career points.
  • Set the national high school record by making 80 consecutive free throws in 2005-06.
  • Led Ursuline Academy to four Delaware state championships (2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008), and scored 50 points in the '06 championship game.
  • Led Ursuline to the 2007 state volleyball championship.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2011 WUG
6/6
37- 82
.451
11- 25
.440
9- 12
.750
51/ 8.5
94/15.7
18
5
3

WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
30/30
172- 404
.426
42- 96
.438
157- 169
.929
167/ 5.6
543/ 18.1
53
54
20

College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012-13
30/30
271- 557
.487
52- 115
.452
187- 203
.921
254/ 8.5
781/ 26.0
56
69
27
2011-12
33/32
325- 625
.520
52- 126
.413
225- 253
.889
340/ 10.3
927/ 28.1
75
86
39
2010-11
22/21
177- 422
.419
36- 103
.350
167- 177
.944
172/ 7.8
557/ 25.3
40
58
21
2009-10
29/28
257- 539
.477
66- 160
.413
194- 216
.898
254/ 8.8
774/ 26.7
56
60
38
Totals
114/111
1030-2143
.481
773- 849
.910
206- 504
.409
1019/ 8.9
3039/ 26.7
227
273
125