Exclusive: Skylar Diggins talks WNBA Most Improved Player Award


Skylar Diggins is arguably the most popular player in the WNBA. Lil Wayne, Drake and others admit publicly to being infatuated by her beauty. And with her signing to Roc Nation Sports, the company founded by Jay Z, and her appearance at the ESPYs and in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Diggins garners quite a bit of attention off the court. But her play this season in her second year in the WNBA has earned her a lot of recognition on the court as well. She received one of the highest honors from the league Wednesday when she was named the 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year, presented by Samsung.

Diggins enjoyed a spectacular statistical season, leading the Tulsa Shock in scoring, (20.1 per game, second in the league), assists, (5.0), steals (1.5) and minutes (35.1, which lead the league).

Rolling Out spoke to the Shock star at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York at a charity event thrown by two of her Roc Nation Sports brothers, CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees and Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners, about what it would mean if she were to win the award.

“It would mean a lot. So many talented players that are the best in the world improving their game every year and bringing it, so just to be named with some of those women that are up for it, including my teammate Courtney Paris, just knowing the work that they put in, it’s good to be a part of it.”

Diggins is no longer a part of it, she is the award winner. While it would be impossible for her to more than double her scoring again, (she averaged 8.5 points per game in her rookie season), if Diggins continues to improve at a rapid rate, she will not only be one of the most popular female athletes in the world, but one of the most successful on and off the court.

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