The WNBA season is less than two months in, but Chicago Sky guard Elena Delle Donne is already putting together a convincing Rookie of the Year campaign. Last night, the Sky visited the Connecticut Sun and advanced their record to 10-4 overall with a 83-70 win. Chicago is now third overall in the WNBA standings, trailing behind Minnesota and Atlanta.
Elena Delle Donne led the Sky with 23 points, five rebounds, an assist, and a steal. She came just three points shy of matching her career-high of 26. Meanwhile, forward Swin Cash added 19 points and 8 rebounds, while Sylvia Fowles had 14 points and another 8 boards. After the game, the veteran Fowles acknowledged the impact that Delle Donne has had on the Sky: “We have a sense of urgency this year, plus adding a pretty good player. Elena has a big part to do with (the winning). For us to officially have a true 4, she brings a lot. She’s a threat. It makes everything else click.” Whether Delle Donne ends up winning ROTY or not, earning that kind of praise from a leader like Fowles is a huge endorsement.
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