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Skylar Diggins-Smith's Bio

About Skylar Diggins-Smith

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

2013: Selected in the first round (3rd overall) by the Tulsa Shock in the 2013 WNBA Draft.

2016: Signed a multi-year contract extension with the Dallas Wings on March 15.

 

WNBA AWARDS

2017: All-WNBA First Team

2017: Named 2017 All-Star Reserve (July)

2015: Western Conference Player of the Month (June)

2014: Named 2014 All-Star Starter (June)

2014: Most Improved Player

2014: All-WNBA First Team

2013: All-Rookie Team

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Scored 1000th point on June 9, 2015

Played her 100th game on September 11, 2016

Scored her 1500th point on May 25, 2017

Started her 100th career game on June 13, 2017

Recorded a franchise record in 3-pointers made on June 25, 2017

Scored her 2000th point on August 19, 2017

2017

Started and played in her first career playoff game on 9/6… Played and started in all 34 games… Averaged 18.5 points, 5.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game… Led the team in scoring (18.5), assists (5.8) blocks (0.82) and free throw percentage (.894)… Led the league in minutes per game (34.2), finished seventh in the league in scoring average, and fourth in assists per game … Recorded a historical game on 6/23 against San Antonio, scoring 30 points… Also broke a career high and franchise record for most 3-point shots made going 7-for-12… Broke career highs in defensive rebounds (7) and total rebounds (8) on 6/9 against Los Angeles… Broke a career high in blocks  with four on 8/30 against Chicago… Started her 100th career WNBA game on 6/13 against Los Angeles… Recorded her 1500th career point along with teammate Karima Christmas-Kelly on 5/25… Recorded her 2000th career point on 8/19… Was named to her third all-star game as a reserve in July… Was named to the All-WNBA First Team.

2016

Played in 28 games and started 27…Averaged 13.1 points per game, 3.4 assists per game and 1.9 rebounds per game…Missed seven games after recovering from an ACL injury that occurred in 2015…Was the second highest scorer for the team with 13.1 points per game…Recorded the second highest assists for the team with 3.4 per game…Ranked in the top 20 of the WNBA in scoring (13.1) and assists (3.4)…Scored 29 points twice (at Los Angeles on 6/28 and at Atlanta on 7/22) tying a season high….Recorded the most points scored by a Wings player for the season in the first quarter (15 points) against Atlanta on 7/22….Tied a season high of nine assists and four steals vs. Chicago on 8/28….Scored 20 points or more six times.

2015

Appeared and started in the first nine games for the Tulsa Shock leading the team to a 8-1 record…Averaged 17.8 points per game, 5 assists per game, 1.5 steals per game, and 2.7 rebounds per game through nine games…Suffered an ACL tear on June 28 against Seattle, ending her season…Scored her 1000th career points on June 9 vs. Seattle…Scored a season-high 31 points on June 28 against Seattle…Attempted career-high eight three- pointers on June 28 against Seattle…Named Western Conference Player of the Month for June… Named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the second week of the season.

2014

Appeared and started in all 34 games for the Tulsa Shock… Averaged a career-high 20.1 points per game, a career-high 2.5 rebounds per game, a career-high 5.0 assists per game, a career-high 1.5 steals per game and a career-high 35.1 minutes per game… Shot a career-high 42.3 percent from the field and shot a career-high 28.2 percent from the three… Scored a career-high 34 points, made a career-high 14 field goals and attempted a career-high 23 field goals in San Antonio on July 22… Totaled a career-high 12 assists vs. Minnesota on July 10… Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds in San Antonio on May 17… Played a career-high 43 minutes in Indiana on June 25… Scored a total of 683 points, breaking the Shock single-season record in total points previously held by Deanna Nolan (559)… Averaged 20.1 points per game, breaking the Shock single-season record in scoring average previously held by Deanna Nolan (16.9)… Totaled 170 assists, breaking the Shock single-season record in total assists previous held by Deanna Nolan (150)… Scored in double-figures in 33 out of 34 games… Ranked second in the WNBA in points per game (20.1)… Ranked fourth in the WNBA in assists per game (5.0)… Ranked first in the WNBA in minutes played (35.1)… Scored 27 points in the 2014 All-Star game, the second most scored in All-Star game history… Named a 2014 WNBA All-Star Starter… Named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the fourth week of the season… Named the 2014 Most Improved WNBA Player… Named to the First Team All-WNBA Team.

2013

Appeared in 32 games, starting 21 for the Tulsa Shock… 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)…Shot 32.8 from the field…Scored in double figures 12 times…Scored a career-high 22 points and matched a career-high 15 field goal attempts vs. Phoenix on June 16…Earned 11 assists twice against Washington on May 27 and at Minnesota on June 23…Earned career-high 42 minutes played twice in a row vs. Washington on May 27 and in New York May 31…Ranked third amongst rookies averaging 8.5 points per game…Ranked tenth amongst rookies averaging 1.9 per game…Ranked first amongst rookies (11th in the league) in assists per game with 3.8…Ranked first amongst rookies with 1.28 steals per game…Ranked second amongst rookies in minutes per game with 26.4…Ranked tenth amongst rookies shooting 32.8 percent from the field…Named to All-Rookie Team.

COLLEGE

Three-time All-America at Notre Dame… Led Notre Dame to NCAA title game as a sophomore and junior, earning Regional MOP and Final Four All-Tournament honors each time… BIG EAST Player of Year as junior and senior; three-time All-BIG EAST First Team and three-time BIG EAST All-Academic selection… Teammates for 3 years with current WNBA 1st round pick Devereaux Peters, as Irish went to Final Four in 2012 and 2013… Notre Dame’s all-time leader in career scoring and steals, she also ranks No. 2 in assists… First Notre Dame player to reach 2,000 pts, 500 assists, 500 rebounds in career… Fighting Irish career leader in steals, FTs made and attempted, games started, minutes played… Started all but one game in her career, giving up starting role on February 26, 2011 in order for walk-on Mary Forr to start on Senior Day… 2012-13: Finalist for Wooden and Lieberman awards as well as Naismith Trophy… BIG EAST Player of Year… Led Irish to a No. 1 seed in NCAAs… 2011-12: Leiberman Award winner as nation’s top guard… All-America pick (State Farm Coaches, AP, Wooden), BIG EAST POY, First-Team all-conference, Raleigh Regional MOP and All-Final Four Teams… Fourth Div. I player since 2001-02 to register 600 points, 200 assists, 100 steals in a season… Among BIG EAST leaders, ranked first in assists and steals, fourth in scoring… Set Notre Dame season steals record… Had Notre Dame’s first post-season triple-double (in NCAA Regional vs. Maryland, 22 pts, 11 assts, 10 rebs)… 2010-11: All-America (State Farm), First-Team All-BIG EAST, Dayton Regional MOP, Final Four All-Tournament Team. 2009 Gatorade Nat’l HS Athlete of Year… Two-time Gatorade Indiana POY… Worked at ESPN during the summer of 2013.

PERSONAL

Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana…Attended Washington High School (Ind.), where she led the team to a 26-1 slate, a runner-up finish in the 2009 Indiana Class 4A State Tournament and a No. 4 national and No. 2 Midwest Region ranking by USA Today…Finished prep career with 2,790 points (25.9 ppg.), the third-highest girls’ scoring total in Indiana history….. McDonald’s All-American (2009), was named co-MVP of the McDonald’s High School All-American Game… At Notre Dame majored in Business Management… Maintained a 3.91 GPA in high school, ranked No. 6 among 300 students in AP and honors courses and was a member of the National Honor Society… Daughter of Renee Scott and Tige Diggins and stepdaughter to Maurice Scott… Has three brothers, Destyn Diggins, Maurice Scott, Jr. and Tige Diggins, Jr.; and one sister, Haneefah Davis… Was married on April 29, 2017 to Daniel Smith.

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