Delle Donne released from UConn scholarship, will play volleyball for Delaware

Updated: August 24, 2008, 12:03 AM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn -- Connecticut has officially released Elena Delle Donne from her basketball scholarship, a move that allowed the former top-rated recruit to play at Delaware.

Delaware has called a news conference for Monday to announce Delle Donne is enrolled and will play volleyball.

Delle Donne announced last week that she would not be playing basketball at Connecticut or enrolling at the school.

UConn released Delle Donne on Wednesday from the letter of intent she signed last year, contingent on her enrollment at Delaware.

UConn says its release includes a consent allowing Delle Donne to play any sport this school year, including basketball for the Blue Hens.


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