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AP: Elena Delle Donne to be named 2013 WNBA rookie of the year

The only real question about the 2013 WNBA rookie of the year race was whether Elena Delle Donne would win it unanimously.

But the first step down that path has now been taken as the AP is reporting that Elena Delle Donne will be named the rookie of the year, not that anyone who actually watches basketball and understands what they're seeing is surprised by this.

From the article (via LoveWomensBasketball):

Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne has won the WNBA rookie of the year, said a person familiar with the situation.

Delle Donne will receive the award Friday night in Chicago before the Sky play the Indiana Fever in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the person said.

What might be more interesting is the All-Rookie team, which is voted on by the coaches.

For more on Delle Donne and the rest of this year's rookies, check out our 2013 WNBA rookie watch storystream.