With the completion of the WNBA's 2019 regular season, it is official - Washington Mystics' Elena Delle Donne becomes the first player in the league's history to join the 50-40-90 club.
Playing in 31 of the team's 34 games, Delle Donne shot 220-of-427 (51.5%) from the field, 52-of-121 (42.9%) from beyond the 3-point line and 114-117 (97.4%) from the free-throw line. She finished the season with averages of 19.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.
Delle Donne achieved the feat by dropping a super-efficient 25 points (9-12 FG's) in a 14-point win over the Chicago Sky in the team's regular-season finale.
EDD. HISTORY.- Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) September 9, 2019
THE FIRST WNBA PLAYER TO JOIN THE 50/40/90 CLUB 🐐🔥 pic.twitter.com/FcjKDqp1qA
A couple of NBA players, who are members of the 50-40-90 club, took to Twitter to recognise Delle Donne's mighty achievement:
Congrats @De11eDonne! Welcome to the club. https://t.co/dWRnQ86rrZ- Steve Nash (@SteveNash) September 9, 2019
Big time Accomplishment @De11eDonne! Congrats. https://t.co/oswhgX2tqZ- Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) September 9, 2019
Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash recorded a 50-40-90 season four times, while Curry did in 2016, en route to becoming the league's first and only unanimous MVP.
The 50-40-90 club included eight members before a WNBA player joined them - Larry Bird (2), Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Steve Nash (4), Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Malcolm Brogdon.
Delle Donne, a seven-year veteran, was previously named the WNBA MVP in 2018, WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2013 and is a six-time All-Star.
The Mystics finished the 2019 regular season with a WNBA-best 26-8 record. As the top-seed, they have booked a direct berth to the WNBA Semifinals.
The #WNBAPlayoffs bracket is set! 🚨- WNBA (@WNBA) September 8, 2019
Which matchups are you most looking forward to? 👀 pic.twitter.com/4ttLfXTdzm
As per the WNBA schedule, the Mystics will play the winner of Round 2 in a five-game series starting on September 17.