Elena Delle Donne is an American basketball player, born in Wilmington, Delaware. She is a small forward playing currently for the Washington Mystics in WNBA.
She has achieved so much in her career including a Gold medal when she participated in the World University Games in 2011, multiple times MVP during high school and also WBCA All- American Title. She was awarded CAA Rookie of the Week and also Player of the Year during her college career which is a record itself.
Elena Delle Donne Family
Elena is born to Ernst Delle Donne and Joan Delle Donne. She has an elder sister, Lizzie and also an elder brother named Gene Delle Donne. She has been dating Amanda Clifton for three years and they are planning their marriage soon.
Elena Delle Donne Education
Elena went to “Ursuline Academy” for her early education. She got enrolled at Delaware University and completed her graduation.
Elena Delle Donne Career
Elena played basketball at a private school named Ursuline Academy, Delaware. She led her team consecutively three times to the Delaware State Championship titles. She was the first student at Ursuline to score more than 2,000 points in high school career and also set the national record.
She was rated as the no. 1 high school recruit and also a McDonald’s All-American for her performance. She also played volleyball during high school. In 2007, she won the state volleyball DIAA championship.
After a brilliant school career, she received scholarship offers from different institutes but she joined the University of Connecticut. But, she was suddenly dropped in Connecticut’s summer program very soon after her enrollment.
She joined the University of Delaware, where she joined the volleyball team instead of basketball. She led her team; Delaware Blue Hens win the Conference tournament and they made a path into the NCAA Tournament, but they were knocked out by Oregon early in the first round.
After this, she was very de-moralized and then she joined the basketball team. Elena played as a freshman and averaged 26.7 points each game. She led her team to win the CAA conference tournament.
Elena was picked by the Chicago Sky of WNBA in the 2013 draft. She scored 22 points magnificently in her debut game in the Eastern Conference. Chicago Sky remained invincible in the tournament and made it to the playoffs for the very first time in the history of the franchise.
She suffered from a major injury during the tournament and after reaching the semi-finals, the Sky lost to the Los Angeles Sparks and they also won the WNBA championship. Elena was awarded the Rookie of the Year.
In 2015, playing the regular season, Elena scored career highest 45 points with the loss to the Atlanta Dream and she also made a WNBA record of consecutive 19 free throws.
In 2017, Elena had her first experience playing in an overseas league when she played for the Chinese team, Shanxi in the league. But, her journey ended up soon due to her medical issues. After she returned, the same year she was traded to the Washington Mystics and she made a marvelous debut for the Mystics and scored a team highest 26 points with a loss to the San Antonio Stars.
In 2018, Elena participated in the FIBA World Tournament as a power forward. She scored 3,000 points in just 148 games and became the fastest player to achieve that score in the history of WNBA.
The next season in 2019, Elena earned the very first WNBA championship for the Mystics after defeating Connecticut Sun.
Elena Delle Donne Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated above $1.4 million with a primary source of income is WNBA career.
Elena Delle Donne Basketball Shoes
- Nike Air Zoom UNVRS
- Nike Hyperdunk
- Nike Zoom Freak 1s