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Former Huskies Sympathize With Delle Donne

There are 25 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 8, 2008, titled Former Huskies Sympathize With Delle Donne. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Back home in Wilmington, Del., Elena Delle Donne, just 18 years old, has apparently reached an emotional crossroad, one that will require time, patience and the support of her family and friends to resolve.

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Pete

Stratford, CT

#22 Jun 10, 2008
Caroline, thanks for giving another perspective. Sometimes 'sports' fans get carried away with their own needs and forget the players - college kids 18-22 - they have their whole lives ahead to deal with the adversity of life don't spoil it which senseless conjecture. What business is this of ours? Because the article was written you feel you HAVE to respond with factless chatter.
fan from Delaware

Philadelphia, PA

#23 Jun 10, 2008
Come home Elena...to Delaware. We got UD, DSU, WC.even Deltech.You do and be You! No matter where you go, I believe you will end up in the WMBA anyway. If that is what you want. You have the power to direct your life. and if that doesn't include UCONN so be it.
Your life! You live it! For anyone who doesn't know why you left..........nothing else needs to be said does it??????????
stratpaul58

Raeford, NC

#24 Jun 10, 2008
This young lady could start in the WNBA right now, and it would break my heart if this girl decided to hang up her sneakers.I absolutely adore watching her play. It was pure genius how her Dad and her trainer had her perfect her game from the outside first.No one has ever done what this young lady can do,and I am not sure if there will ever be anyone else who could ever come close.But please listen everyone, it's her choice.She has been under the microscope since she was 11 years old.She has had to deal with pressure, the media,jealousy,its no wonder she gave basketball once already.This girl is something very special and everyone just needs to back off.I love UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL.I believe that what Geno has done with this program is one of the 3 top coaching successes of ALL TIME, and no one will ever come close to what he has done in the future of Basketball, High School, College, or Pro. I also believe there will never ever be another Elena Delle-Donne, and it is HER choice to play or not to play. Just please, let her alone.
husky fan forever

AOL

#25 Jun 11, 2008
Caroline Miniscule wrote:
>>We don't need anyone like her on our team. She will only be a distraction for the next four years! Let her go to the "evil empire" in Tennessee or Villanova! It is her loss!
My goodness. Let's hope EDD doesn't read these things or she might just think if that's the amount of love she gets from the fans, she *will* go elsewhere.
Have you read *anything* about Della Donne? She has a sister, who has autism and cerebral palsy.
It may be one thing to leave your family and friends and be independent at a new school, knowing those family and friends will understand what you've got to do. But a sister with autism and cerebral palsy will never understand that.
Was Della Donne homesick, or was her sister not doing well without her?
Perhaps Della Donne will indeed sign somewhere closer to home. If so, I won't blame her. And anyone who does is a J-E-R-K.
I know as much about Delle Donne as you do I assure you. I did know about her sister! So, what does her sister have to do with her maturity and being a brat? I fail to see the connection.

At any rate, I still stand by the fact that we don't need a distraction for the team and for our great players who we have! If she can't compete, or if she doesn't want to share the spot-light, UCONN is NOT the place for her!
bballgirl

Denver, CO

#26 Jul 6, 2008
My daughter also went half way across the country to go to college and play Div I basketball (so she does have coaches screaming at her and many other pressure and is not "just in a dorm drinking beer"). We are a very close family and we have all suffered a bit of homesickness. But with that being said, she wouldn't come for anything, she loves the experience she is having. Is it always easy, hell no!! Sounds like Elena has some major issues, and maybe one of them is the lack of maturity mentioned in the article. Bottom line, if UConn is not right for her she should leave and figure it out. Maybe that means she goes to college close to home and doesn't play basketball, wouldn't be the end of the world. After backing down twice now (last summer and this summer), if I were a coach I would think long and hard before taking her in my program no matter how good she is. Hope she does what's right for her.

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