Skylar Diggins-Smith Announces Move to the Seattle Storm With Impressive Three-Pointer Clip

After a stint with the Phoenix Mercury, she’s headed to Washington to continue her career.
Skylar Diggins-Smith

Skylar Diggins-Smith.

The day has finally come. For months, WNBA star Skylar Diggins-Smith’s next steps have been unclear. While on maternity leave following the birth of her second child during the 2023 season, the Notre Dame alumna expressed over social media that she couldn’t access the Phoenix Mercury practice facilities.

It has been clear for a while now that the athlete was looking for a new squad ahead of the 2024 season. The latest speculation that Diggins-Smith might land with the Chicago Sky came just days ago, courtesy of the Chicago Sun Tribune.

But she put those rumors to rest today with an Instagram announcement of her own: She’s headed to the Seattle Storm. The 33-year-old point guard made the announcement on Instagram with a post and story. She shared to both a video of herself working on her three-point shot in the gym with the simple caption “#StormCrazies #TakeCover #StormySky.” She also posted a fierce graphic to her story, which featured photos of her wearing a Storm jersey against a Storm green backdrop. “Weather you like it or not...#StormySky,” she wrote on the story.

Prior to this move, the point guard had been with the Phoenix Mercury since 2020. Before that, she was with the Tulsa Shock (which became the Dallas Wings following her third year with the franchise) since she was drafted in 2013.

The 2024 season is slated to begin in mid-May, giving the athlete plenty of time to acquaint herself with her new squad and home. We look forward to watching her in Seattle Storm gear.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.