Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne named WNBA MVP
Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne was named the WNBA's Most Valuable Player, the league announced Wednesday.
“It sounds pretty crazy just hearing that,” Delle Donne said Wednesday on ESPN after the announcement. “It's been an incredible season. My teammates are definitely the ones I have to credit and my coaches as well. We've had so much fun this year, it’s been surreal, and we just want to keep it going.”
Delle Donne, 26, averaged 23.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game during the regular season for the Sky. She turned in a league-best 95% free throw percentage in 2015.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA draft out of the University of Delaware, Delle Donne is a three-time WNBA All-Star and a former Rookie of the Year.
The Sky finished with the third-best record in the league and hold the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference for the WNBA playoffs.
Chicago will take on the Indiana Fever to open the playoffs Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
- Kayla Lombardo