Flashback: Elena Delle Donne

Delaware star learned lessons about balancing life and basketball in high school

Updated: March 5, 2012, 6:12 PM ET
By Lucas O'Neill | ESPNHS

This story originally appeared in the inaugural edition of ESPNHS Girl Magazine in the fall of 2007.

Thousands of practices. Hundreds of games. Scores of photo shoots. Tons of publicity. Countless recruiters.

The sum? Burnout.

Eventually, all the hours Elena Delle Donne devoted to basketball -- and everything that comes with it -- took their toll. So Delle Donne, one of the best high school girls' hoop players of all time, decided to hang up her ...

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