Delle Donne finds happiness at Delaware

Updated: December 31, 2008, 1:05 AM ET
By Mark Schwarz | ESPN.com

She was provided with a personal trainer from age 7.

She was obsessed with being the best, always afraid someone was working harder than she was. Her skills seemed to be exceeded only by her maniacal work ethic.

Elena Delle Donne towered over the competition. The 6-foot-4 guard from Wilmington, Del., could handle the ball as easily as the expectations. She could shoot like Bird.

She was on the fast track to greatness until her heart began steering her in ...

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