Elena Delle Donne wins WNBA MVP

Elena Delle Donne is the WNBA’s most valuable player the league announced Wednesday.

The Chicago Sky star averaged 23.4 points per game to lead the league and help Chicago secure the second seed in the Eastern Conference. She also grabbed 8.4 rebounds — more than double her total from the previous year. The 2013 rookie of the year, who shot 95 percent from the free throw line, had a career-best 45 points earlier this season.

The Sky will host Indiana in the opening round of the playoffs on Thursday night.