Delle Donne's decision rare among highly touted recruits

Originally Published: December 26, 2008
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

Elena Delle Donne's decision to step away from playing basketball for one of the nation's top powerhouses stunned most people.

But when you think about it, maybe it's even more surprising that there haven't been more situations like Delle Donne's. There just aren't a lot of prep players who appeared headed for great college careers but went an altogether different path.

The fact is that most of the high school players who have been projected as the best in the country have ...

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