Skylar Diggins-Smith is a former professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury. He is currently an assistant coach with the team. Before this he was an assistant for the Loyola University women’s basketball team, where he was part of the program’s national championship team in 2021. He has been an assistant for the Loyola Lions for the last five years. He has been with the Mercury since its inception.
Skylar Diggins-Smith was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is currently a graduate of the University of Utah. He is a two-time All-Big Sky Conference selection. He is a member of the Utah State University coaching staff and was a graduate assistant in the fall of 2021. He is listed as the team’s holder on the official WNBA rankings.
Skylar Diggins-Smith’s professional playing career spanned four teams. He was a member of the Phoenix Mercury from 1995 to 1998. During his time with the club he earned All-Defense First Team honors four times. He is the team’s all-time leading rebound man with 1,812 points. He is also listed as the team’s scorer with 5,532 points.
In the spring of 2021, the Phoenix Mercury selected Skylar Diggins-Smith in the second round of the NBA draft. The Phoenix drafted him over some other big players like Andre Miller, Rashard Lewis, and Darius Miller. Skylar was then taken number thirteen overall in the draft, which placed him outside the top twenty players taken. The Seattle Super Sonics selected him later in the draft and he was chosen three spots later by Denver Nuggets.
Skylar Diggins-Smith made his NBA debut in the summer of 2021 when he played for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League. He started out with the team and played well, earning himself a place on the NBA Eastern Conference All Star team. In the NBA Eastern Conf. They were swept by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs. Skylar was traded to the Charlotte Hornets the following year. He played well there but was traded back to the Phoenix Suns the following year when the Suns was sold.
Skylar Diggins Smith Personal Details
- Date Of Birth: 2 August 1990
- Birth Place: South Bend, Indiana, USA
- Birth Name: Skylar Kierra Diggins
- Nickname: Skylar
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Occupation: Basketball player
- Nationality: American
- Race/Ethnicity: Multiracial
- Religion: Christian
Skylar Diggins Smith Body Statistics
- Weight in Pounds: 145 lbs
- Weight in Kilogram: 66 kg
- Height in Feet: 5′ 9″
- Height in Meters: 1.75 m
- Body Build/Type: Athletic
- Body Measurements: Unknown
- Breast Size: Unknown
- Waist Size: Unknown
- Hips Size: Unknown
- Bra Size/Cup Size: Unknown
- Feet/Shoe Size: 11 (US)
- Dress Size: 6 (US)
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Skylar Diggins Smith Family Details
- Father: Tige Diggins
- Mother: Renee Scott
- Spouse/Husband: Daniel Smith (m. 2017)
- Children: Not yet
- Siblings: Destyn Diggins (Brother), Maurice Scott Jr. (Brother), Tige Diggins Jr. (Brother), Haneefah Davis (Sister)
- Others: Maurice Scott (Stepfather), Sarah Diggins (Stepmother)
Skylar Diggins Smith Education
- Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business
Skylar Diggins Smith Facts
- She was born in South Bend, Indiana to Tige Diggins and Renee Scott.
- While growing up, she played softball.
- She was named Indiana’s Miss Basketball in 2009.
- She signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports in 2013.
- She was named the WNBA’s Most Improved Player in 2014.
Skylar Diggins-Smith has had a career-best three seasons with the Phoenix Suns. He was named an All-Star three times, he was selected to the All-NBA Second Team, and he was also a member of the Western Conference All Star team for the fourth time. Even though he is no longer with the Phoenix Suns, his name and his game are still synonymous with the franchise. He has been an All-Star three times, a three-time All-NBA first team selection, and a member of the All-Star game’s All-NBA second team twice. He has been a reliable All-Star and All-NBA second team player for six different teams, so it is no surprise that people continue to call him by this name on the basketball court.