|Born||Skylar Kierra Diggins|
August 02, 1990 (29 years)
South Bend, Indiana, USA
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)|
American basketball star, Skylar Diggins-Smith doesn’t count her points because she knows very well, where to start counting when there is so much pressure and suffering to score in game and that’s the only points she remembers. Currently, the mercurial Phoenix Mercury point guard is busy doing what she does play basketball and give her best in each game to help her team.
Did you know? Skylar’s interest in basketball started when she was playing in high school. She maintained a total career points of 2,790 with 25.9 average point rate and became the third-highest scorer in Indiana’s basketball history. So, what is she doing nowadays?
Skylar Diggins-Smith And Her Husband Daniel Smith’s First Interaction
Phoenix Mercury power guard, Skylar had her first encounter with her spouse Daniel Smith at the University of Notre Dame when both were in their freshmen year back in 2009. During that time, she used to play for Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s team while he was the wide receiver for the boy’s basketball team in their freshman’s season.
After finding their hobbies and interest are matching, the duo became good friends and created an amazing chemistry in their college time. They then started dating and still remained together upon their graduation. Seven years later, they finally engaged at the Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas, TX on 12th June 2016, after Daniel proposed her, while sitting on his knees with a precious diamond ring.
Exchanged the Wedding Vows Luxuriously
The college sweethearts, Diggins and Smith walked down the aisle in an artsy nuptial at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois on 2nd May 2017. At their wedding, the couple invited their beloved ones, including Akeshi Akinseye, Jarrod Buchanon, and Bo Talley-Williams, among others.
Former Dallas Wings guard, Skylar stunned in a cap-sleeve lace gown with a plunging neckline at their wedding ceremony. On the other hand, the groom donned in a slim-fit navy-black tuxedo, tied up with a black bow tie and a flower on his left pocket.
After celebrating the best day of their lives, the newly-wedded pair settled down in their hometown, Indiana. More upon this, they are maintaining a good bond of understanding and respect in their marriage from overall three years. The couple cherished their third wedding anniversary on 2nd May 2020. Congratualtions to the beautiful pair!
Becoming Parents of a Baby Boy
Diggins-Smith and former Clay high School wide receiver, Daniel announced that they were going to welcome their first child on 19th March 2019 via Instagram. Later, the family of two became three when they welcomed their baby boy, Daze Smith in April 2019.
Following the birth of their son, Skylar’s husband, Daniel couldn’t stop himself to express his love towards his adorable baby so that he shared a post on Instagram on 17th June 2019, while his son’s tiny hand touching his finger. In the Instagram post, he wrote, “What a day, words can’t express how proud to become a dad. The journey is just getting started son. Mama and Dada love you.”
Diggins-Smith’s Earnings & Net Worth
Skylar Diggins-Smith is reportedly in a four-year contract with the Dallas Wings for $899,480 from 2020 to 2024. So, she receives an annual average earnings of $224,870, while carrying a cap hit of $215,000.
Four-times WNBA All-Star, Skylar was in a $458,000 contract with the Dallas Wings for four seasons. She received a base earning of $144,500 with $111,500 cap hit from the contract. Currently, she has a net worth of $400 Thousand as of 2020.
Skylar Diggins-Smith Makes Massive Fortune Through Endorsement Deals
Other than basketball, a significant part of Skylar Diggins-Smith’s earning comes from her endorsement and sponsorship deals. In her career, she has made agreements with several prestigious companies.
In 2013, the mother of one singed with billionaire musician Jay-Z founded sports management company Roc Nation Sports becoming the first female athlete to do so. Things could not get better for the twenty-nine year old as the same year she signed an endorsement deal with Nike.
A year later, Mrs. Smith signed yet another endorsement deal this time with the American beverage company Bodyarmor SuperDrink. Skylar certainly takes a hefty payroll from such companies. We are surprised her net worth stands only at $400,000!
Trivia: Skylar Diggins-Smith
- Skylar Diggins-Smith’s parents are Tige Diggins and Renee Scott.
- Her parents are now divorced and her mother re-married to Maurice Scott.
- The former Tulsa Shock player has three younger brothers, Tige Diggins, Destyn Diggins, and Maurice Diggins, and a younger sister Hanneaf Diggins.
- She used to play softball and basketball during her childhood.
- Diggins attended the Washington High School in Indiana and played for the Panthers.
- She has won four gold medals at junior FIBA and World Champions Games.
- The Indiana native led Notre Dame to NCAA finals when she was a sophomore.
- She won the Dawn Staley Award given for recognizing the nation’s best guard in Women’s Division I College Basketball.
- The proficient athlete was three-time All-American at Notre Dame (2011-2013)
- She was named four times WNBA All-Star (2014-15 & 2017-18)