Delaware native Elena Delle Donne named WNBA MVP

ByDOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer via AP logo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
East's Elena Delle Donne, of the Chicago Sky, gestures during the second half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn.

Elena Delle Donne of Wilmington, Delaware is the WNBA's most valuable player the league announced Wednesday.

The Chicago Sky star averaged 23.4 points per game to lead the league and help Chicago secure the second seed in the Eastern Conference. She also grabbed 8.4 rebounds - more than double her total from the previous year. The 2013 rookie of the year, who shot 95 percent from the free throw line, had a career-best 45 points earlier this season.

The Sky will host Indiana in the opening round of the playoffs on Thursday night.