Skylar Diggins returned to her home state of Indiana on Friday night with her team, the Tulsa Shock, to face the Indiana Fever. Diggins was a college standout at the University of Notre Dame and her fans were all over the place in support of the star basketball player on Friday.
The Shock went on to lose by way of a blowout as Tamika Catchings and the Fever pulled away for an 80-69 victory. The loss is never want you want during your homecoming, but Diggins took it all in stride and she was very thankful for all the support from her hometown crowd.
“It was nice to see my family and friends,” Diggins said, according to indystar.com. “Notre Dame, I knew they would come out. It was great to see so many familiar faces.”
The Shock now sport a 3-11 record on the season while the Fever have just two wins in nine games. Both teams are off to a bad start, but Skylar Diggins has transitioned well from her college game into the WNBA.
She’s one of only two players to start for the Shock all season long and she’s currently scoring 9.4 points a game with over five assists per contest. The 22-year-old is averaging over 30 minutes on the court a game though the team is struggling to find a way to win.
Diggins struggled in her homecoming, finishing one-for-six from the floor with two points and five assists. Tamika Catching, who is one of Diggins’ idols, led the way for the Fever with 28 points, five rebounds, and six steals.
The Tulsa Shock will next play Sunday on the road against the Washington Mystics. Do you think Skylar Diggins is setting up to be one of the best players in the WNBA?