Posted March 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
Elena Delle Donne knew she had officially arrived in the national spotlight when her roommate Meghan McLean woke her up early Monday morning. ''Kevin Durant just tweeted you,'' McLean said. Delle Donne didn't stay in bed long after that. ''I almost had a heart attack,'' she said. ''I was like, `All right, I'm up, let's go!''' Such is the life these days for Delle Donne, whose name has been used by President Barrack Obama along with the Oklahoma City Thunder star in the last week. The nation's leading scorer added to her growing notoriety with a 39-point NCAA tournament debut in Sunday's 73-42 win over Arkansas-Little Rock. She was trending on Twitter by the time her performance was finished. Delle Donne entered the tournament averaging 27.5 points per game for the third-seeded Blue Hens (31-1), who have won 21 straight games. The former national high school player of the year didn't disappoint in her coming-out party on national television, hitting 14 of 27 field goals, 5 of 8...
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