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WNBA Icon & Mercury All-Star Skylar Diggins-Smith Returns to Phoenix Suns Broadcasts

December 13, 2021 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Phoenix Mercury News Release

WNBA and NBA fans will get to see more of Mercury All-Star and 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist Skylar Diggins-Smith who is returning to Phoenix Suns broadcasts as analyst on the Suns Live! Presented by FanDuel pregame show on Bally's Sports Arizona. Her next game will be tomorrow when the Suns take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 7:30 p.m. MT.

Her prominent basketball IQ and dynamic personality helped Diggins-Smith excel in her first season as a guest analyst, teamed with Suns broadcasters Tom Leander, Tom Chambers, Kevin Ray, Eddie Johnson and Ann Meyers-Drysdale throughout 2020-21.

For Leander, a staple of Suns broadcasts for more than two decades, he's thrilled to have such an electric talent back on the air to provide thoughtful gameday breakdowns and to join in on-set banter.

"I have loved her knowledge and passion for the game and how quickly she fit in with TC (Tom Chambers and Eddie (Johnson) - I thought it was seamless," said Leander. "She is very comfortable and able to dive into some great basketball topics while having some fun, because when you are talking pre- and post-game show, we're about information and entertainment. And Skylar has comfortably moved into that role."

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