Here’s what Elena Delle Donne had to say this afternoon about a few topics prior to Saturday’s Sweet 16 game against Kentucky:
On coming to Connecticut to play the most important game in Delaware history:
“Do I find this ironic? Not really,” Delle Donne said of possibly playing UConn Monday for a spot in the Final Four. “I’m not upset about it. It’s been an awesonmejourney and it brings us here now. But as for possibly playing against UConn, I don’t allow myself to think about it. The focus the entire season has been on the next game. And if we stopped that now and overlooked Kentucky it would not be a good thing.
On Vice President Joe Biden, the former Delaware senator and one of he program’s biggest fans:
“He is absolutely amazing, one of our biggest supporters. More than anything, he’s so down to earth. He feels like a friend to us. We love him and he’s been supporting us and we know he will be watching us and supporting us.
On playing in Europe and the Olympics after the WNBA season:
“I haven’t made any decisions about that. I’ll play my WNBA season and go from there, see what kind of offers come [for overseas]. I’ll make the decisionwhen the time comes. But as for playing USA Basketball, it’s incredible and something I definitely want to do. I want play for the Olympic team. I hope that’s in my future.”
On her friendship with UConn’s Caroline Doty, a former AAU teammate:
“We’ve been texting and I got to see some of her on Thursday. Caroline and I are great friends, we’ve been friends since we were 11 and we will be friends forever. She is awesome. All this UConn business hasn’t affected that at all.”