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Skylar Diggins #4 Guard

Skylar Diggins

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WNBA Awards
All-Rookie Team (2013)

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 fist 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-American. Led ND 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. Teamed first 3 years with current WNBA 1st round picks Devereaux Peters, Natalie Novosel as Irish went to Final Four in 2012 and 2013. ND's all-time leader in career scoring and steals, she also ranks No. 2 in assists. First ND 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 2/26/11 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 ND season steals record. Had ND'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. MISC: Worked at ESPN during the summer of 2012.

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 Nortre 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.

Career Transactions

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