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One Last Thing About Sports

Posted by ridor9th on August 18, 2008

This is the last entry related to the no-countdown-but-only-sports in the last (more than!) 72 hours.

Ever heard of Elena Delle Donne?

Probably not.

Elena was consensus high school All-American and the 2007-08 High School Naismith Player of the Year whom signed with the University of Connecticut Huskies last year.

By signing with Connecticut, this was the last straw that broke the back of Pat Summitt, the Head Coach of Tennessee Lady Volunteers. Pat lost Maya Moore and Elena Delle Donne, both was considered to be the best high school basketball player in the country, to Geno Auriemma of Connecticut Huskies.

This recruiting battle was so bitter to a point where Pat Summitt terminated the series with Connecticut Huskies and it was alleged that it was her who contacted the NCAAs to investigate the recruiting violations at Connecticut Huskies.

Blah, blah, blah.

However, at 6’5 feet tall, Elena Delle Donne was expected to join the heavily favored Connecticut Huskies on their way to win the national championship this year. The team returns virtually everyone else including Maya Moore, Rene Montgomery, Kalana Greene and Tina Charles.

Elena Delle Donne attended the summer school at the University of Connecticut and abruptly left the school after only two days. The rumors surfaced around the communities amongst the fans of women’s basketball that Maya Moore chided Elena Delle Donne for her lackadaisical efforts to practice, work out and play basketball during the off-season.

It was reported recently that Elena Delle Donne has decided not to attend Connecticut as a student. And from there, the press indicated that she’s not interested in playing the sport any longer.

Some said that it is because she got pregnant. Some said it is because she was burn out by the vicious recruiting battles between Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma. One has to speculate, though. The UConn community said that Elena left because she is simply homesick.

But the latest information has basically surprised me the most. It is well known that Elena Delle Donne is very tight with her family, especially with her sister, Lizzie.

Lizzie is Deaf, blind and has cerebal palsy!

Interesting, is it?

Cheers,

R-

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