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Skylar Diggins-Smith

  • As of  Sept. 27, 2017.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2012 FIBA 3x3 World Championship, 2011 World University Games, 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Domestic Tournament: 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival (gold).
  • Owns a 35-1 record in USA Basketball games played.
  • One of eight players who have committed to participate in the USA's 2019-20 expanded training program as announced on July 27, 2019.
  • Accepted an invitation to participate in the 2017 USA Women's National Team training camp Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara, California.
  • Named as a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team on Jan. 25, 2016.
  • After claiming gold medals as a member of four USA Basketball junior squads, was called up to the USA National Team for its 2013 Oct. mini-camp in Las Vegas.
  • Was one of 16 finalists for the 2014 USA World Championship Team and helped the USA team earn a 3-0 exhibition record.
  • Teamed up with Bria Hartley, Chiney Ogwumike and Ann Strother on the 2012 USA Basketball 3x3 World Championship Team and helped the U.S. capture gold with a perfect 9-0 record at the inaugural FIBA 3x3 World Championship in Athens, Greece.
  • Member of the 2011 USA World University Games Team that finished with a 6-0 record and claimed gold in Shenzhen, China.
  • Member of the a 2009 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team that earned an 8-1 mark en route to the gold medal in Bangkok, Thailand; started all eight games played and averaged 11.6 ppg. and 3.0 rpg.
  • Member of the 2008 USA U18 National Team that went 5-0, won the gold medal at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and qualified the U.S. for the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship; started all five games and averaged a USA second-best 10.8 ppg., a team-high 3.6 apg. and a team-high (tie) 2.0 spg.
  • Helped the USA White Team to a 5-0 record and gold medal at the 2007 USA Youth Development Festival.

Professional Notes

  • Drafted: No. 3 by the Tulsa Shock in 2013.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2014.
  • WNBA Most Improved Player: 2014.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2013.
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2014, ,2017.
  • During her five years in the league, the Tulsa Shock/Dallas Wings posted a 68-102 (.400) record and advanced to the 2015 and 2017 playoffs.
  • Suffered a torn ACL on June 28, 2015, and was sidelined for the remainder of the season; averaged 17.8 ppg. in nine games prior to the injury.
  • Named 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player after more than doubling her point production to 20.1 ppg., while also contributing 2.5 rpg. and 5.0 apg.

College Years

  • During her four years, helped Notre Dame to a 130-20 (.867) record, four NCAA Tournament appearances, including three Final Fours and one Sweet 16, a pair of Big East Conference regular season titles and the 2013 Big East Tournament crown.
  • Associated Press, WBCA, USBWA, John R. Wooden Award and SI.com All-America first team (2013).
  • Naismith, Wooden Award, Wade Trophy and Senior C.L.A.S.S. Award finalist (2013).
  • NCAA All-Final Four (2011, 2012), NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (2011, 2012, 2013) and All-Regional (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Big East Player of the Year (2012, 2013), All-Big East first team (2011, 2012, 2013) and second team (2010), Big East All-Tournament Team (2010, 2011, 2013) and Big East All-Freshman Team.

Personal

  • Born in her hometown of South Bend, Indiana.
  • Married former Notre Dame football player Daniel Smith in April 2017.
  • 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.
  • Worked at ESPN during the summer of 2012.
  • Attended Washington High School (Ind.), where she finished her prep career with 2,790 points (25.9 ppg.), the third-highest girls' scoring total in Indiana history.
  • Gatorade National High School Player of the Year (2009).
  • Advanced to the state title game all four years, capturing the 2007 Indiana Class 4A crown.
  • Attended ESPNW retreats in 2010 & 2011 participating in panel discussions on future of women's athletics/mentorship with Lisa Leslie, Summer Sanders and Gretchen Bleier.

Social


USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S MIN/G FGM-A PCT 3PM-3A PCT FTM-A PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2014 WCx 3/  0 15.0 6-  10 .600 0-   1 .000 3-   3 1.000 4/ 1.3 15/   5.0 4 4 0 3
2011 WUG 6/  6 24.5 28-  59 .475 6- 17 .353 12- 18 .667 13/ 2.2 74/ 12.3 29 18 3 20
2009 U19 8/  8 23.1 33-  78 .423 9- 27 .333 18- 21 .857 24/ 3.0 93/ 11.6 15 6 1 9
2008 U18 5/  5 23.2 22-  44 .500 4- 13 .308 6-   9 .667 16/ 3.2 54/ 10.8 18 9 0 10
2007 YDFW 5/  2 20.2 12-  42 .286 2- 14 .143 17- 23 .739 25/ 5.0 43/   8.6 16 11 4 10
Totals 27/21 21.2 101-233 .433 21-72 .292 56-74 .757 82/ 3.2 279/10.7 82 48 8 52

NOTE: 2012 3x3 World Cup statistics are unavailable.

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