Everyone either has Maya Moore or Tina Charles as their women’s college basketball Player of the Year, and either Evan Turner or John Wall as their men’s college basketball Player of the Year. But after some discussion, we’re voting for a blast from the past…Elena Delle Donne as the overall college basketball Player of the Year.
The name should ring a bell. She’s the 6′5'' girl who was the No. 1 player coming at of high school in 2008. The one they were calling “the LeBron James of women’s basketball”. And the girl who more famously quit playing right before she was about to start playing for UConn.
Well, all that’s behind her now and she’s back playing ball for Delaware. And she’s not just playing, she’s ballin’ !
Elena is averaging 27 points (leads the NCAA), nine rebounds, and two assist a game….while shooting 50 percent from the two, 44 percent from the three-point line, and 92 percent from the line.
Those are the best number you’ll find in all of college basketball…women's or men's.
Plus, she’s taken her team, which finished the season in ninth place last year, all the up to a very respectable fourth place finish this season. And did I mention she’s only a freshman?