Skylar Diggins Biography
Skylar Diggins is a famous Basketball Player, who was born in the United States. Notre Dame women’s basketball star point guard who was selected third overall by the Tulsa Shock in the 2013 WNBA Draft. She was an All-American each of her four years at Notre Dame, setting school records for career points, steals, and double-figure scoring games.
Skylar is Ranked on the list of most popular Basketball Player. Also ranked in the elite celebrities list of famous celebrity born in the Players United States.
Skylar Diggins Age
Skylar Diggins celebrates birthday on August 2 of every year.
Skylar Diggins Height
Skylar Diggins’s height 5 feet 9 inches Skylar weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.
Skylar Diggins Education
As a four-year starter at Washington High School in Indiana, she led her team to a record of 102-7 while winning the 2007 state championship. She was named Indiana’s Miss Basketball in 2009.
Skylar Diggins Wife And Children
She was born in South Bend, Indiana to Tige Diggins and Renee Scott. In May 2017, she married longtime love Daniel Smith. They announced they were expecting their first child together in October 2018.
Skylar Diggins Career
She signed with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation Sports in 2013, joining the likes of NFL wide receiver Victor Cruz and MLB second baseman Robinson Cano.
Diggins-Smith averaged 8.5 points per game, 1.9 rebounds per game, 26.4 minutes per game and led the Shock in assists per game (3.8). She was named to the All-Rookie Team. Diggins had a breakout year in the 2014 WNBA season and was named a WNBA All-Star for the first time and was also voted as a starter.
In a regular season game loss to the San Antonio Stars, Diggins-Smith scored a career-high 34 points. During the All-Star game, she had a team high 27 points including a lay-up that sent the game into overtime. She ranked second in league in scoring with 20.1 points per game, fourth in assists with 5.0 and tenth in steals with 1.5.
Diggins-Smith passed former guard Deanna Nolan for the most points in a Shock season with 683 points. Diggins-Smith won the 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player Award.
Diggins-Smith in 2018
On June 28, 2015, Diggins-Smith suffered a torn ACL with 44 seconds left in a regular season game victory against the Seattle Storm, she would miss the rest of the season, including the playoffs since the Shock had a playoff berth finishing 3rd in the western conference.
They would get swept in the first round by the Phoenix Mercury. Diggins-Smith only played 9 games and averaged 17.8 points per game, she was named a WNBA all-star starter for the second year in a row despite missing the all-star game due to the torn ACL injury.
Diggins-Smith is one of only a few WNBA All-Stars who do not play overseas during the off-season. After recovering from a torn ACL injury, Diggins-Smith returned in time for the 2016 season, her first game back from injury was on May 21, 2016. By this time the Tulsa Shock had relocated to Dallas, Texas with the franchise being renamed the Dallas Wings.
Diggins-Smith had also signed a multi-year contract extension with the Wings. She played 27 games and averaged 13.1 points per game throughout the season. In the 2017 season, Diggins-Smith would play all 34 games of the season and return to peak form. She scored a season-high 30 points along with a franchise record 7 three-pointers in an 81–69 win over the San Antonio Stars.
Diggins-Smith would then be voted into the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game. Diggins-Smith finished off the season averaging 18.5 ppg as well as a career-high in assists and rebounds, helping the Wings reach the playoffs as the number 7 seed in the league. In her first career playoff game, Diggins-Smith scored 15 points in a losing effort to the Washington Mystics of the first round elimination game.
On June 8, 2018, Diggins-Smith scored a new career-high of 35 points along with 12 rebounds in an 89–83 victory over the Indiana Fever. Diggins-Smith would be voted into the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game for her fourth all-star game appearance. Diggin-Smith would averaged a new career-high in assists. The Wings finished 15–19 with the number 8 seed in the league. They would lose in the first round elimination game yet again by a score of 101–83 to the Phoenix Mercury.
In 2019, Diggins-Smith opted to sit out the entire season after giving birth to her first child in April. Without Diggins-Smith, the Wings missed out on the playoffs with a disappointing 10–24 record. Days after the end of the 2019 season, Diggins-Smith confirmed on her twitter account that she had played the entire 2018 season while pregnant without telling anybody in response to the negative criticism she received for not playing.
She had also mentioned that she had taken time away from basketball due to postpartum depression and expressed her displeasure with the Dallas Wings organization for their lack of support during her absence.
In January 2020, Diggins-Smith announced that she wouldn’t return and play for the Dallas Wings. In February 2020, Diggins-Smith was acquired by the Phoenix Mercury in a sign-and-trade deal for 2020 draft picks and a future first-round pick. The 2020 season was delayed and shortened to 22 games in a bubble at IMG Academy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diggins-Smith made her return on July 25, 2020, scoring 14 points along with 6 assists in a 99–76 loss to the Las Vegas Aces. On September 9, 2020, Diggins-Smith scored a season-high 33 points in a 100–95 overtime win against the Connecticut Sun. The Mercury finished 13–9 as the number 5 seed. In the first round elimination game, the Mercury won 85–84 against the defending champion Washington Mystics.
In the second round elimination game, the Mercury were defeated by the Minnesota Lynx by a final score of 80–79.
Skylar Diggins Net Worth
Skylar is one of the richest Basketball Player & listed on most popular Basketball Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Skylar Diggins net worth is approximately $400 Thousand.