Elena Delle Donne, the reigning WNBA rookie of the year and former Ursuline Academy and University of Delaware star, will return home to partner with the Delaware 87ers, the 76ers’ NBA Development League affiliate, for a Lyme disease awareness night during Monday’s 7 p.m. game against the Maine Red Claws. The game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.

Q: So many people in Delaware look up to you. How do you feel about returning to the Bob Carpenter Center, and representing the state?

A: It’s always great to come back to the Bob. If I can do any event and have it be at the Bob, it’s always exciting for me. The fans have always been incredible and I hope they come out to support the 87ers and also this function. I really hope they come out. The Bob has always been rocking, ever since I’ve known it, even in high school. I’m really glad the event is there. … Being born and raised in Delaware has just been awesome. I’ll always be a Delawarean at heart, no matter where my life takes me.


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