Transcript for Basketball Star Returns After Sudden Exit
I want to bring you this a story of courage on the basketball court. Top ranked women's basketball team from Delaware narrowly lost its second round match to Kansas last night the Delaware star... See More
I want to bring you this a story of courage on the basketball court. Top ranked women's basketball team from Delaware narrowly lost its second round match to Kansas last night the Delaware star player. Is going to be remembered as a winner for the choices she made leading up to that game and many more it's one of more inspiring sports stories. In a long while a story about sacrificing self. For family. -- Alina Della Donne is not and has never been a typical basketball superstar. -- that's not. She certainly not just an unstoppable on court force and almost impossibly gifted player. Who led the nation in scoring as a junior at over 27 points per game. Oh my goodness 39. Points but his singular talent is Della Donne is it was her success that threatened at all she loves most. -- road not taken. That's kind of -- -- here Della -- was the player everyone wanted the number one recruit in the country until it was no surprise when she announced that she was going -- you call on the radio women's basketball powerhouse but just 48 hours after arriving on campus she left in the middle of the night. Saying she was burnt out. In rolling instead at the University of Delaware just a twenty minute drive from her family. They're definitely -- rocks and when I went away from iiroc ferry does it wasn't the right thing and they make me laugh -- make -- smile her. They give me love and you know that's just something I didn't -- -- -- For some that wasn't enough. Whispers followed her to Delaware the mystery of how so perfect -- story could end so suddenly if only they'd known what lay at the heart of her decision. And unshakable bond between Della -- and her older sister Lizzy. Born deaf blind and was terrible policy. This season never seen a single point Alina -- scored never heard the cheers but it every game was he can attend. The love between the two is obvious Anaheim's -- cancers. -- never had her she knows me by a nice now on my field so physical contacts is the only thing she knows so when I did leave. I it lost -- basically -- she lost me and I was an OK with. And -- touch is literally the tie that binds them prospective comes with every touch of Della -- hand to her own rib -- -- -- -- name inside Angel wings. I'm nowhere -- strong -- -- it she teaches me that. You -- -- no matter -- and on the court when things aren't going our way you never give up. And while Della -- dreams of -- national title were postponed overnight she was really playing with a purpose wholly removed from the game itself. For hers is a deft touch even when it's merely a hand to a tattoo. Or kiss upon a loving sisters all it's just. Incredible and I can sit back and think -- -- come from this really has been there and not take -- it's been. Incredible. That's what matters most and I so this to yesterday -- if she. Chose family over fame and achieve both -- Said she is a winner infinitely and what pastoral specials. I'm I have a -- you know have a home in Connecticut and liberals like wipe -- away and they didn't understand there was some anger and when she decided to. She -- as she kept it under wraps and then not many people knew they wonder why how she could possibly leave. The national powerhouse that people thought she'd lead to multiple titles turns out. She's going to be oh my gosh.
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