CHICAGO – Wednesday was a foregone conclusion for those who have followed the WNBA or the team from Chicago.
That just happened to be the day the announcement became official.
On Wednesday afternoon the WNBA announced that Sky forward Elena Delle Donne was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.
It’s the top honor for the former Sky first round draft pick who is becoming one of the faces of the league. Delle Donne won Rookie of the Year in 2013 and has been an All-Star in each of her three seasons.
By far her best campaign has been 2015 as Delle Donne has averaged a league-high 23.4 points a game while also grabbing 8.4 rebounds a contest and hitting 95 percent of free throw attempts. Her efforts have helped the Sky to a No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference for the upcoming WNBA Playoffs.
Delle Donne and the Sky open the postseason tomorrow night against the Indiana Fever. They’ll play Game 1 in their best-of-three Eastern Conference Semifinal series at 7 PM at the UIC Pavilion.