This week we close out the Mystics Season Rewind by exploring our leading scorer and leader on the floor – Elena Delle Donne
Elena’s 2022 Season Recap
Elena returned to form this season and made an impact for the team every night she was on the floor. The two-time league MVP had 10 games this season with 20 points or more!
She recorded her first of four double-doubles of the season on June 25th against Las Vegas. Elena finished the regular season 9th in the league in points per game.
Not sure if it’s because of the campers, but @De11eDonne is taking kids to school!#Mystics25 // #TogetherDC pic.twitter.com/9ZxgrE63iE
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 21, 2022
Over the regular season, Elena averaged 17.2 points, 2.3 assists, and 6.3 rebounds per game and finished the season with a 48% field goal percentage, which continues her streak of 48% or better from the field to six consecutive seasons.
You already know…it's EDD!#Mystics25 // @De11eDonne pic.twitter.com/n1kgEWrA2X
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 31, 2022
During our first playoff game in Seattle she scored 26 points (for the second time this season) and dished out 5 assists. Elena averaged 19 points, 5 assists, and 51.6% field goal, per game in the playoffs.
Three letters dominating this game: E-D-D!#TogetherDC // @De11eDonne pic.twitter.com/e382O4SNIx
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 19, 2022
EDD led the Mystics in scoring yet again and notched her 4000th point this season, making her the second-fastest player in WNBA history to do so, behind Diana Taurasi.
This season, Elena was one of only four players in the league to average at least 15 points and 5 rebounds while shooting 45% or better from the field.
Best Moments From The Season
First game of the season Elena scored 21 points going 8-16 from the field. She also collected 9 rebounds and 3 assists.
ALL MONEY!#Mystics25 // @De11eDonne pic.twitter.com/RvQ1R5jUNk
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 7, 2022
During the season EDD appeared on the cover of SLAM Magazine.
Went through the storm but weather's all clear. Elena Delle Donne covers SLAM 238. @de11edonne
Cop the mag here: https://t.co/qp4sU8LYDy
Read the full story here: https://t.co/rwqgOsplm4 pic.twitter.com/MxmOBsqqXr
— WSLAM (@wslam) May 12, 2022
On May 24, Elena hit a Mystics Milestone and become the second fastest player to reach career 4,000 points.
𝙎𝘾𝙊𝙍𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙈𝘼𝘾𝙃𝙄𝙉𝙀@De11eDonne is the second fastest player to 4,000 career points 👏#Mystics25 // #TogetherDC pic.twitter.com/7bR0sSNQi7
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) May 25, 2022
Elena went 8-14 from the field and 3-6 from three scoring 25 points and added 3 assists in a win against the New York Liberty.
Putting on a clinic!#WearOrange // @De11eDonne pic.twitter.com/346s026Xv0
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) June 4, 2022