The WNBA announced recently that Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played during the week of July 12 – July 17. This marks her first Player of the Week recognition this season and the 24th of her career (last win: September 9, 2019). Delle Donne is averaging a team-high 17.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
Delle Donne led the Mystics to a 2-1 record, with wins over the Los Angeles Sparks (94-81) and the Minnesota Lynx (70-57). During the week, she averaged 22.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game while shooting 55.8% from the field, 53.3% from three-point range and 90.9% from the charity stripe. She was the only player to average at least 20.0 points while shooting 50.0% or better from both the field and three-point range during this span. The 10-year pro totaled her 108th career 20+ point game on July 17th versus Minnesota and recorded consecutive double-doubles (7/14-7/17) for the first time since the 2019 season.
Delle Donne and the Mystics return to action on Thursday, July 21st to celebrate Camp Day when the New York Liberty come to Capital One Arena at 11:30 a.m. Fans wishing to attend can purchase tickets at https://mystics.wnba.com/2022-theme-nights.
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