User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Soccer
Golf
Auto
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Chicago's Delle Donne named WNBA ROY

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne has won the WNBA rookie of the year, said a person familiar with the situation.

Advertisement
Delle Donne will receive the award Friday night in Chicago before the Sky play the Indiana Fever in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

Delle Donne averaged 18.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and shot 93 percent from the free throw line to help Chicago make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. The Sky earned the top seed in the East.

She finished third in the league's MVP balloting behind Candace Parker and Maya Moore. She's only the second rookie to finish that high in the voting in the last decade. Parker won the MVP in 2008 as a rookie.

``She's a talented player. It's amazing what she can do at 6-5,'' Parker said. ``I've been watching her since she was in eighth grade. We recruited her at Tennessee extremely hard.''

Delle Donne was the league's top vote-getter for the All-Star game in July marking the first time a rookie held that distinction. She wasn't able to play because of a concussion she suffered a few days before the game.

---

AP Sports Writer Beth Harris in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

---

Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
New York Liberty, Laimbeer part ways
WNBA industry leader for diverse hiring
US routs Spain for second straight gold
Australia routs Turkey 74-44 for bronze
US women beat Aussies to reach final
Spain heads to first gold medal game
Canada and China to meet for fifth place
WNBA asserts itself at world championship
Catchings to retire after 2016 Olympics
MORE HEADLINES
 
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy NFL Perfect Lineup Contest