On Monday, the WNBA named Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the games she played between June 11-17, during which she averaged 27 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2 steals per game.
She’s received this honor 13 times during her six seasons in the League, but it’s her first time winning the award since joining the Mystics. She’s the first Mystic to win Player of the Week honors since Emma Meesseman in June 2016.
In Washington’s win against the league-leading Connecticut Sun she scored a season-high 36 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. When her team needed her most, she delivered by scoring 10 consecutive points in the fourth quarter to put the Mystics in front and ultimately secure a win. In Washington’s loss to the Sparks, she led her team in scoring with 18 points and added 7 rebounds and 4 steals to her stat sheet.
After missing four games this season due to an illness, there’s no question the superstar is back.