Elena Delle Donne is an American professional basketball player. Elena Delle Donne also played for the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Washington Mystics as a small forward/shooting guard (WNBA).
|Full Name:||Elena Donne|
|Born Date:||05 Sep 1989|
|Height:||6 feet 6 inches (1.98m)|
|Married Date:||November 3, 2017|
|Birth Place||Wilmington, Delaware|
|Education||University of Delaware|
|Mother||Joan Delle Donne|
Elena Delle Donne Biography
Elena Delle Donne was born in Wilmington, Delaware, in the United States of America, on September 5, 1989. This player is 32 years old and of American nationality, according to her birth date.
The basketball star was born under the sign of Virgo and is of English-Italian origin. She is also the daughter of Ernest Donne (father) and Joan Delle Donne (mother) (mother). Her father works as a real estate developer.
She also has two siblings: Gene, her brother, and Lizzie, her sister. Lizzie, her sister, was born blind, deaf, and unable to communicate due to cerebral palsy and autism. Her brother played tight end at Duke and Middle Tennessee in college football.
Elena Delle Donne Education
Elena Delle Donne attended Ursuline Academy for her academic career. She later attended the University of Delaware and earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Services.
Elena Delle Donne Height, Weight
Elena Delle Donne is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 85 kg. This basketball player also has hazel eyes and blonde hair, and her body measurements are 34-27-36 inches.
Regarding her career, Elena Delle Donne has drawn the attention of numerous organizations since she began playing basketball in elementary school. Lizzie, her older sister, has cerebral paralysis and is hard of hearing, visually impaired, and visually impaired.
She began playing basketball in order to resemble her sister. Elena was a high school basketball All-American at Ursuline Academy, where she helped the school win three consecutive Delaware State Championships.
She also played in the 2007 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored 17 points. In 2006, she had a 91% efficiency rate and vouched for 586 of the 646 points she attempted while playing at the junior level in the United States.
Following her undergraduate career, she was one of twelve players invited to the 2013 WNBA Draft. The Chicago Sky, who went 14-20 in 2012, selected her second overall in that round.
She outscored Phoenix Mercury rookie Brittney Griner and her squad 102-80 in her maiden professional game. During the offseason, when the various WNBA players compete in international leagues, she devotes her time to assist her sister.
Elena Bledsoe was named the 2015 WNBA MVP. She also led the league in rebounds and averaged a league-high 23.4 points per game. Elena was traded to the Washington Mystics for Stefanie Dolson, Kahleah Copper and the second overall pick in the 2017 WNBA draft. Elena Delle Donne was selected for her sixth appearance in the WNBA all-star game for the 2019 season. She intends to establish a foundation from which she would launch Special Olympics and Lyme disease awareness campaigns. In 2016, she was featured in the ESPN Body Issue.
Elena Delle Donne Net Worth And Awards
Elena Delle Donne has received numerous trophies and honors as a professional basketball player. She won the gold medal in women’s basketball in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and the World Cup in Spain in 2018. Similarly, she has been named WNBA MVP twice, WNBA All-Star six times, All-WNBA First Team four times, and other honors.
As a professional basketball player, her net worth is expected to be around $400,000 as of April 2023, with an annual income of $48770.
Elena Delle Donne Husband, Marriage
Elena Delle Donne married her girlfriend Amanda Clifton on November 3, 2017. Amanda is a business associate and the executive director of the Delle Donne Academy. As of now, the couple has no children together.