Skylar Diggins Net Worth
Skylar Diggins is an American professional women’s basketball player for the WNBA, who was drafted 3rd overall by the Tulsa Shock in the 2013 WNBA draft. She has been successful at being a great basketball player ever since she was in high school. Diggins was named National Gatorade Player of the Year as well as Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year. All of her successes of being a great basketball player in high and college, has led her to be a basketball player in the WNBA today. The estimated net worth of Skylar Diggins is $400 thousand.
Skylar Kierra Diggins-Smith was born on August 2, 1990, in South Bend, Indiana, to Tige Diggins and Renee Scott. Skylar Diggins has three younger brothers, Tige, Destyn, and Maurice as well as one younger sister, named, Hanneaf. Diggins started her love of sports when she was a child, while playing softball. She attended Washington High School, in South Bend, Indiana, where she was a four year varsity letter winner. The Panthers had a combined record of 102-7, and Diggins averaged 20.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 3.6 steals, and 1.2 blocks. By the end of her high school career, she had scored 2,790 points, which is the third highest girls’ scoring total in Indiana history. She had an average of 25.9 points per game and led the Panthers to the state championship games, including Washington’s title winning season of 2007. She was named to the all-state first team in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Diggins athletic interest also involved her playing volleyball. She was very smart in high school, achieving High Academics Honors and being a member of the National Honors Society. She attended Notre Dame, but made many friends at Stanford after visiting the university. During her freshman year at Notre Dame, she became the fourth Indiana native to join the Irish roster in 2009-2010. She was also named one of three Miss Basketball honorees on the 2009-2010 roster. Diggins athleticism helped her play and start in 30 of Notre Dame’s 35 games. She was so successful in basketball career that she was the fourth freshman to score 400 points and the first Notre Dame freshman with 100 assists in debut season since Mollie Peirick in 1994-95. Her talents helped her get to national prominence in her sophomore year. She went on to play with her team at the NCAA tournament, leading the Irish to the second championship game appearance in the school’s history. The competition was so intense against Texas A&M, that the Associated Press named her as a Third Team All-American. She was also honored as one of the ten members of the 2011 State Farm Coaches All America Team. During her junior season, she played all 39 games averaging, 16.8 points, 5.7 assists, 2.6 steals per game and she also became the first Fighting Irish player as well as the fourth NCAA Division I player. Her junior year was also a success because she was the only player to be ranked in the top five in the Big East in three of the five major statistical categories. During her senior year, she had the best season of her college career. Skylar Diggins career came to an end during the 2013 NCAA women’s basketball final four to Big East rival and eventual champion the University of Connecticut. She is one of the only six NCAA Division I players since 1999-2000 compile 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, and 300 steals in her career. Diggins also finished her college career as the all-time Notre Dame leading scorer with 2,357 points, and she ranked second in school history for career assists, field goals made, field goals attempted and games played. Skylar Diggins is the only Notre Dame player to earn the Nancy Lieberman Award and one of the only three players in the award’s history to claim the honor twice.
When Skylar Diggins started her professional basketball career, she was selected 3rd overall by the Tulsa Shock. After being selected, she went on to average 8.5 points per game, 1.9 rebounds per game, 26.4 minutes per game and led the Shock in assists per game. In 2014, she was named WNBA All-Star as well as voted as a starter. During the All-Star game, she averaged at a team high of 27 points, which included a layup that sent the game into overtime. In 2015, her high performing career was put on hold, after she tore her ACL in the last 44 seconds in a regular season game victory against the Seattle Storm. She was only able to play 9 games and averaged 17.8 points per game, in the 3rd western conference, but was still named the WNBA All-Star starter for the second year in a row. Diggins recently had the opportunity to return the WNBA in 2016, where she reunited with her team the Tulsa Shock, who relocated to Dallas and changed their name to the, Dallas Wings. Diggins signed a multi year contract and played 27 games with 13.1 ppg average throughout the season.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Skylar Diggins’ hard work and love of basketball has led her to win many awards, which is why she is so well known today. Some of her awards and acknowledgements include, the USA Today All-Underclass Team, in 2006, the USA Today All-USA Team, the Best WNBA Player Espy Awards, and the Dawn Staley Award. Diggins has also been named, the Big East Player of the Year, in 2012 and 2013, the 2009 Indiana Miss Basketball, the 2009 consensus Naismith Prep Player of Year, which earned her top honors from Gatorade, Atlanta Tipoff Club, ESPN Hoopgurlz, and MaxPreps. Skylar Diggins was also named one of the 25 most beautiful women in sports.
Net Worth of Skylar Diggins
The success of Skylar Diggins’ career did not only make her popular on the Tulsa Shock (now known as the Dallas Wings) basketball team, but also on the USA Women’s basketball team. In 2008, she was a member on the USA Women’s Under- 18 National Team. With her being apart of the United States team, they went undefeated and won the gold medal. She averaged 45.9 points, 14.7 rebounds, 14.2 assists, and 9.7 steals per game. In 2011, Diggins played on Team USA at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzen, China. They won the gold medal, after winning all six games. During these games, Diggins was the third leading scorer on the team. The net worth of Skylar Diggins is $400 thousand, and she owes her success to her career as a basketball player.
Even though Skylar Diggins is a woman who has accomplished many things in her career as a basketball player, she is still working to make her name known as a top basketball player. She has grown to not only have the support of her the WNBA, to be the best, but also of her husband, Daniel Smith, whom she married in 2017. However, even during her offseason, Diggins tries to keep herself involved with other things and busy. She is a guest interviewer for ESPN and model for Nike as well as an advocate for childhood obesity. Diggins also hosts the “Shoot 4 The Sky,” camps around the world, for boys and girls between the grades of 2-12. Skylar Diggins is not just passionate about basketball, but about life as well.