When she drained two foul shots in Tuesday night’s WNBA game between the Tulsa Shock and Seattle Storm, third year point guard Skylar Diggins scored her 1000th career point as a professional.
Drafted in 2013 in the third round by the Shock, the 5-8 star from Notre Dame has solidified herself as the post-relocation superstar for the Tulsa Shock, and is one of the catalysts for the Shock’s early success in the 2015 WNBA campaign.
Diggins played in 31 games in her first season with the Shock in 2013, scoring 272 points. She started all 34 games in 2014 and shattered the previous single season points record set by Deanna Nolan in 2009 by scoring 683 points, (Nolan’s record was 559).
She is off to a fast start in 2015 with 35 points through three games, helping the Shock to their first winning record since moving to Tulsa from Michigan in 2010.
The appreciative fans in Tulsa roared in approval after it was announced that she had eclipsed the 1K points mark, and Diggins posted this on her Facebook page after the game on Tuesday night:
“Two years ago, one of my biggest dreams came true when I heard my name called in the @wnba draft. I love playing for the @tulsashock, and I appreciate my family, teammates, coaches, and my fans all over the world who has had my side throughout this journey!”
Diggins and the rest of the Tulsa Shock will be back in action on Sunday afternoon in San Antonio when they take on the Stars. The next home game for her and her team is next Tuesday morning at 11:30am, also against San Antonio. Tickets for that game and the entire home side of the Shock schedule are available at wnba.com/shock or at the BOK Center Box Office.