Elena Delle Donne has vaulted the Delaware basketball program to new heights.
The 6-foot-5 star led the Blue Hens to their first Top 25 ranking Monday as they enter the poll at No. 24. They will face Princeton on Thursday in their first game as a ranked team.
Delle Donne is a huge reason why the Blue Hens (4-0) are unbeaten and in the poll. They are 40-14 in her career when she’s in the lineup and 3-12 when she doesn’t play. She is leading the country in scoring, averaging 30.2 points. The junior had 40 points in the school’s upset of then-No. 11 Penn State and had a 54-point game last season. She holds nine of the top 10 individual scoring games in school history.
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