When it comes to professional women playing basketball in the United States, the name Skylar Diggins-Smith would certainly ring a bell. The young woman who has been playing national women’s basketball since 2013 has won four gold medals, including a gold medal at the 2012 World Women’s Championship in Athens, a gold medal at under-18 and 19 tournaments and a gold medal at the World University Games. She has also been awarded three times by WNBA All-Star, the title of WNBA Most Improved Player, she was twice Big East Player of the Year and was crowned Miss Indiana Basketball.
Skylar Diggins Bio
The star basketball player was born on August 2, 1990, from Tige Diggins and Reindeer Scott along with three younger siblings with whom she grew up in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Washington High School and was part of the basketball team where she is known to have been a dynamic captain who led her team to the 2007 State Championship they won.
After graduating from high school, she was admitted to Notre Dame University where she played college basketball and by the end of her second year, her fame had reached national heights. Skylar is also one of two women on the Notre Dame team to have scored over 1000 points so far.
In 2013, the talented athlete was drafted by the Tulsa Shock and is known to have had an outstanding performance over the years against teams like San Antonio Stars, Phoenix Mercury, and Seattle Storm. Although she suffered a serious injury in 2016, the athlete managed to get an extension of her contract with the team that changed her name to Dallas Wings.
The following year was a great success for Skylar Diggins-Smith who was able to participate in all the games of the WNBA season. She managed to score 30 points in her team’s 81-69 win over the San Antonio Stars and was named in the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game.
Is Skylar Diggins-Smith Married? Husband Or Boyfriend
The star shines not only in her career but also in terms of relationships as she does quite well, currently married to the love of her life Daniel Smith. They were said to have been lovers for a long time before Daniel finally asked the question in June 2016 and by May 2017, the wedding plans were ready.
In 2014, Skylar was somehow in a kind of online war that was following the famous rapper Drake flirting with her online and Daniel who was her boyfriend at the time had to make her understand that she was taken by publishing intimate photos of them. This online battle between the guys continued for months before ending when Drake’s friend realized that Drake only admired Skylar’s basketball skills.
Salary, How Much Does The Athlete Earn?
The professional basketball player certainly wins a lot of money from her career. As a star player, Skylar has participated in many games and tournaments that have earned her not only prestigious titles but also awards.
According to some sources, Skylar Diggins earns no less than $120,000 in annual income. In addition, it has entered into sponsorship and agreement that are expected to be worth at least $26,100 per year.
The athlete who is the female athlete to sign with Roc Nation, the company that represents her and belongs to rap star Jay-z, also benefits from financial advantages that include luxury cars like the Mercedes that was given to her as a gift by the brand.
Among the other endorsement contracts, it has signed is the one with brands such as Nike and Bodyarmor super drink. As expected, she gets a decent amount from these transactions, which allowed her to invest her net worth around $400,000.
Height And Body Measurements Of Skylar Diggins-Smith
Being an athlete subjects your body to rigorous training sessions to maintain your physical condition in order to improve your performance. For Skylar Diggins-Smith, being a basketball player is a natural fit for her height of 1.75 m, which is considered a great advantage for her career. She is also said to weigh about 66 kg, but other details about her body have not yet been revealed.