DELLE DONNE NAMED AUGUST PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the third consecutive time this season. Delle Donne has earned every Player of the Month honor this year.

Delle Donne led the Mystics to a 9-2 record during the month of August. During that span, Washington had a six-game winning streak which included convincing wins against the Minnesota Lynx, Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks.

For the month of August, Delle Donne averaged a 20.5 ppg and 8.2 rpg while shooting 98.3% from the free-throw line. Against the defending champion Seattle Storm, Delle Donne recorded 29 points and 13 rebounds. In the Aug. 11 contest against the Minnesota Lynx, she added another double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Delle Donne tallied her third double-double of the month with 25 points and 10 rebounds against the New York Liberty on Aug. 25.