Shock Select Skylar Diggins with Third Pick in the WNBA Draft
Tulsa, OK - The Tulsa Shock have selected Skylar Diggins with the third overall pick in the WNBA Draft. Diggins, a guard, at Notre Dame finished her career averaging 15.7 points per game. Diggins owns Notre Dame career records for points, steals, free throws made, free throws attempted, games started, minutes played, double-figure scoring games and triple-doubles. A four-time All-American, three-time NCAA regional Most Outstanding Player and two-time BIG EAST Player of the Year, Diggins is the only player in school history to earn all of these honors.
"Skylar is a natural leader who is someone we are excited to build our team around at the guard position," Shock President Steve Swetoha said. "Her style, intelligence and excitement for the game offensively and defensively is infectious and it is going to be fun to see her play in this lineup."
"We are so excited to have Skylar join the Tulsa Shock," Shock Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg said. "Her leadership and toughness fit perfectly with our style of play. I know our fans will make her feel welcome in Tulsa and our coaching staff can't wait to start working with her in training camp May 5th"
The Shock's home opener will be May 27th against the Washington Mystics at the BOK Center. The game will be broadcasted live on ESPN2.
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