New York, NY (Sports Network) - Chicago Sky guard/forward Elena Delle Donne
received her second straight WNBA Rookie of the Month honor after being
selected for the award for games played in July.
Delle Donne paced all league rookies in scoring (16.4 ppg), free throw percentage (.909), blocks (1.6 bpg) and minutes played (30.8) over seven July games, five of which resulted in Chicago wins. The Delaware native began the month by posting her first career double-double with a 12-point, 12-rebound effort in a loss to Seattle on July 2.
The 23-year-old has led the Sky to an Eastern Conference-best 12-5 record and was the leading vote-getter for this year's All-Star Game, though Delle Donne was forced to miss the contest due to a concussion.