Mono sidelines Delle Donne
Elena Delle Donne, the top senior in the country, will be at the Nike Tournament of Champions, but will not play in the elite high-school event.
The Connecticut-bound, 6-foot-4 guard had a diagnosis of mononucleosis confirmed late last week. She said she cannot resume play until her enlarged spleen and liver functions improve.
The TOC, held annually in Chandler, Ariz., has been a veritable national showcase for Delle Donne, who otherwise has missed much of the past two summer NCAA evaluation periods. Last year, she decided to take a break from the sport; the year before, a high ankle sprain shelved Delle Donne until the summer-concluding Nike Nationals.
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