Elena Delle Donne is a professional American basketball player in the WNBA. She is an Olympic gold medalist, a WNBA MVP, and a five-time WNBA All-Star. Donne currently plays in the small forward position of the Washington Mystics.
Donne attended Ursuline Academy where she set a record for being the only student to score more than 2,000 points. While she was one of the most sought-after college recruits, she dropped out of the University of Connecticut and transferred to the University of Delaware due to personal reasons.
She was the second overall pick of the Chicago Sky in the 2013 WNBA draft. Within her debut season, she became the first rookie in league history to lead the votes for the WNBA All-Star game. Donne was also named the Rookie of the Year.
While initially suffering from Lyme disease early in the 2014 Season, she was still able to play several games before sustaining a back injury. Donne was named as the 2015 WNBA MVP. She averaged 21.5 points per game during the 2016 Season.
She was traded to the Washington Mystics in 2017 and she was sidetracked by more injuries. During the 2018 Season, she became the fastest player to record 3,000 points in the history of the WNBA.
• Gold medalist, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games• Gold medalist, 2018 Spain World Cup• Gold medalist, 2011 Shenzhen World University Games• WNBA MVP (2015)• 5-time WNBA All-Star (2013–2015, 2017–2018)• 3-time All-WNBA First Team (2015, 2016, 2018)• All-WNBA Second Team (2013)• WNBA Rookie of the Year (2013)• WNBA All-Rookie Team (2013)• WNBA scoring champion (2015)• WNBA Peak Performer (2015)