Delle Donne enjoying ‘amazing ride’ at Delaware

Elena Delle Donne has had an ”amazing ride” at Delaware after

her college basketball career got off to a miserable start.

It seems a lifetime ago when the former Delaware’s Ursuline

Academy star made headlines by accepting – then walking away from –

a scholarship to Connecticut in 2008 after getting homesick.

Delle Donne returned home and played one year of volleyball at

Delaware before joining the basketball team in 2009.

The 6-foot-5 Delle Donne has ”no regrets” how things have

turned out.

She has led Delaware to two Colonial Athletic Association titles

and a Top 25 ranking. The No. 15 Blue Hens (30-3) take a 25-game

winning streak into their NCAA tournament opener at home Sunday

against West Virginia (17-13).

She is a projected top-five WNBA draft pick.