When it comes to professional women who play basketball in the U.S.A, the name Skylar Diggins-Smith would definitely ring a bell. The young lady who has been playing Women National Basketball since 2013 is known to be a winner of four gold medals which include a gold medal at the women’s world championship in 2012 at Athens, a gold medal at the Under 18 & Under 19 tournaments and a gold at the World University Games. She has also been awarded WNBA All-Star three times, the title WNBA Most Improved Player, she is a 2-time Big East Player of the year and has been crowned Indiana Miss Basketball.
The star basketball player was born August 2, 1990, to Tige Diggins and Renne Scott alongside three younger siblings with whom she grew up at South Bend, Indiana. She attended Washington High School and was on the basketball team where she is known to have been a vibrant captain who led her team to the 2007 state championship which they won. Upon graduation from high school, she got admitted into Notre Dame University where she played collegiate basketball and before the end of her sophomore year, her fame had reached national heights. Skylar is also one of the two women from Notre Dame team to have scored over 1000 points so far.
By 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. Even though she had a serious injury back in 2016, the athlete was able to secure an extension of her contract with the team which had changed its name to Dallas Wings. The next year was a huge success for Skylar Diggins-Smith as she was able to play in all the games for that WNBA season. She was able to score 30 points in her team’s 81-69 win against the San Antonio Stars and was voted into the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game.
Is Skylar Diggins-Smith Married? Husband Or Boyfriend
The star does not only shine brightly in her career but also in terms of relationship as she is doing pretty well, currently married to the love of her life Daniel Smith. The pair were said to be longtime lovers before Daniel finally popped the question in June 2016 and by May 2017 wedding plans were set.
Back in 2014, Skylar was in some form of a heated online war which was as a result of renowned rapper Drake flirting with her online and Daniel who was her boyfriend at the time had to make it clear to him that she was taken by posting intimate pictures of them. This online battle between the guys continued for months before finally coming to an end when Drake’s friend cleared the air that Drake was only admiring Skylar’s basketball skills.
Salary, How Much Does The Athlete Earn?
The professional basketball player definitely earns a fine sum from her career. As a star player that she is, Skylar has played in numerous games and tournaments which have earned not only prestigious titles but also prize monies. Sources have it that she earns nothing less than $120,000 as her yearly income. Added to this are sponsorship and agreement deals she has running which should 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 is owned by rap star Jay-z also enjoys financial benefits from them which include fancy cars like the Mercedes that was given to her as a gift by the label. Other endorsement deals which she has signed include her deal with brands like Nike and Bodyarmor super drink. As expected, she makes a decent sum from these deals which have placed her net worth around $400,000.
Height And Body Measurements Of Skylar Diggins-Smith
Being an athlete subjects your body to rigorous workouts to maintain fitness in order to enhance your performance. For Skylar Diggins-Smith, being a basketball player naturally suits her height of 5 ft 9 in which is considered a great advantage to her career. She is also said to have a weight which is approximately 66 kg, however, other body details about her have not been revealed yet.