The team announced today the signing of a multi-year contract by Skylar Diggins. With the signing, Diggins will remain with the Wings through the season of 2019. The General Manager for the Dallas Wings had high praise on the contract extension of Diggins.
"We are excited to know Skylar will be wearing a Dallas Wings jersey for the foreseeable future," said General Manager Greg Bibb. "She is, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of our franchise. She is one of the most talented guards in the WNBA and we think she is going to continue to progress while leading our team in our pursuit of a WNBA Championship."
With this season starting, Diggins will be entering her fourth year of playing in the WNBA. Her cumulative stats for her first three years includes, 14.9 points per game, 4.5 assists and 1.4 steals. Last season she was only able to play in nine games before she tore her ACL on June 28th. Diggins was off to a great start, as during those games she was averaging 17.8 points and shooting 91.8% from the free-throw line.
She has already appeared in her first All-Star game and named an All-Star Starter in 2014 and has been nominated for the All WNBA First team selection. Diggins scored 27 points in her All-Star game making it the second highest points in all-star game history.
Before playing professionally, Diggins was an All-American three times at Notre Dame. During her sophomore and junior year, she led her team to back-to-back NCAA title games and received honors of the Final Four All-Tournament team. Diggins went in the first round of the 2013 WNBA Draft to the Tulsa Shock. Her rookie year she averaged 8.9 points, while starting 21 of the 32 games and being apart of the All-Rookie team.
"This is the beginning of an exciting journey," said Diggins. "I can't wait to step back on to the court alongside my teammates, rejoin Coach Fred and play for this strong Dallas Wings organization. Dallas-Fort Worth has some of the most passionate and energetic fans and it's an honor to play and plant roots in this city."
WNBA fans will be excited to see Diggins back on the court. Her passion and competitive fire was missed on the court last season and will be welcomed back as the league starts their 20th season as an organization.