Elena Delle Donne Salary, Background, Career, Awards and Girlfriend

Published Date   29th Jun. 2017, 04:29 am
Elena Delle Donne Salary, Background, Career, Awards and Girlfriend
Quick Info
Birth Name: Elena Delle Donne
Date of Birth: 05/09/1989
Age: 31 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $120 thousand

The American professional basketball player, Elena Delle Donne salary hiked up as she got selected in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) draft in 2013.


Born on September 5, 1989 the young and aspiring player Elena Delle Donne salary got a raise with her accuracy in shooting and her additional versatility as she also plays as small forward. She got into WNBA in 2013 during the second overall pick up. Chicago Sky picked Elena to play for them. From 2013 till present days, she has been playing professionally and adding to the value of the sports by elongating the list of her achievements. She played for Sky until 2016. Recently, she switched to Washington Mystics and is currently the player of Mystics.

Birth and Early Days

Elena was born on September 5, 1989 in Wilmington, Delaware which makes her nationality American. Her father used to play golf in his college days but later started working as real estate developer. The tall player of 6 feet 5 endured some issues for being extraordinarily tall. However, it later added value to her professional basketball career.

Amateur Career

Elena Delle Donne started her high school in Ursuline Academy in Delaware where she gained recognition as a high school basketball star. The reason behind her fame is that she led Ursuline to Delaware State Championship thrice. The only scorer to make 2000+ in Ursuline, Elena set girls’ record for consecutive free throws in 2005-6.

For her brilliant performance, Elena Delle Donne got scholarship to study in the University of Connecticut. Nevertheless, she left school due to her not being able to comply with staying away from family, especially from her sister Lizzie who is blind and deaf. Later in 2008, she accepted the scholarship only to enroll herself in the University of Delaware where she played volleyball. She won the Colonial Athletic Association Conference due to which she earned a spot in NCAA Tournament.

As a junior college student, Elena led the nation scoring with average of 28.1. Elena Delle Donne salary and value hiked up as she made 39 score victory over UALR. Moreover, she scored more than 30 in her senior year leading the team to enter CAA conference. She again joined basketball team and averaged 26.7 scoring 54 in one game.

Professional Career

 Chicago Sky chose her in 2013 WNBA Draft. She scored 22 points average in her rookie year. as the Sky went on winning games, Elena Delle Donne salary rose and her votes did too. The next year, she suffered from back injury due to which she only played for 16 games throughout the season.

In 2015, she became the league’s highest scorer with 23.4 points per game and 95% accurate from free throw line. This was her career high rating. The career high scorer with 45 points, Elena Delle Donne salary elevated as she played 2 NBA All-Star Celebrity games in 2014 and 2016. After averaging 21.5 in 2016 season, she made her debut for Mystics after she was traded for Stefanie Dolson. She scored team-high 24 points and won over San Antonio Stars. Likewise, she again scored season high 27 but the team lost to Los Angeles Sparks.

Apart from internal, Elena Delle Donne salary rose by playing internationally. She got into USA Basketball Team in 2011. The team went to Shenzhen,China where they earned gold.  In 2016, Elena got selected for 2016 United States team at Olympics.

Titles and Awards

Elena received the title WBCA All-American and MVP honors for the Red team in 2007.  She gathered enough vote to win CAA’s “Player of the Year” and “Rookie of the Year” in women’s basketball. For the high scores, she received the title CAA Rookie of the Week six times.

With the Sky’s win, Elena received high vote for turning into 2013 WNBA All-Star. Elena gathered titles and awards with her heart winning performances. She won WNBA MVP for the 2015 season.

Girlfriend, Personal Life and Salary

Elena was bitten by an infected tick that gave her Lyme disease in 2008. She made public through Vogue her engagement to her long term girlfriend Amanda Clifton on August, 2016. Elena signed a contract worth of 275 thousand USD while that makes her net worth of 120 thousand USD. Similarly Elena Delle Donne salary is calculated 60 thousand USD.

The versatile and multiple record breaking scorere Elena Delle Donne salary is high enough due to her dedication and hard work. The tall player has a blessing of her height while her father’s involvement in sports might also have fascinated her to be a professional basketball player.

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