Delle Donne hopes for WNBA and Olympic future

By Sean Greene 5:47pm, March 29, 2013
VIDEO: Elena Delle Donne on her basketball life after the Blue Hens
While Elena Delle Donne is still fully focused on Kentucky in the NCAA's Sweet 16, it seems she has at least put some thought in to life after the Blue Hens.

Delaware's All-American will likely be taken with a high draft pick in the upcoming WNBA Draft. The challenge is, the season unly runs from June to September, with the possibility of a few games in October if her team plays for the league championship.

What will she do with the rest of her time?

One option is to play in one of the many European Professional Basketball Leagues where she could turn women's basketball into a full-time career, but said Friday "I'll play my WNBA season first and go from there, and see what offers come my way and make decisions when the time comes.

While playing in Europe is an option, she made it clear that she hopes to sport a "USA" jersey once again, hopefully in the Olympics.

"USA Basketball is incredible and it's something that I want to do, and it's a dream of mine to play on the Olympic team. It's in my future and I hope I can play."

Elena represented the US at the 2011 World University Games, where the team went 6-0 in earning the gold medal in Shenzhen, China.

At this point, Elena's more focused on another 6-0: The record required to win the NCAA Championship.

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