Skylar Diggins-Smith Is ‘Laser-Focused’ Ahead of 2024 WNBA Season

The pro basketball player is motivated and ready for the May opener.
Skylar Diggins-Smith

Skylar Diggins-Smith.

Skylar Diggins-Smith is locked in.

The WNBA player recently announced her commitment to play for the Seattle Storm, bring her four-season stint with the Phoenix Mercury to an end. The announcement, which was quickly followed by Nneka Ogwumike’s commitment to the Washington-based squad, has been accompanied by Diggins-Smith’s typical show of dedication.

In addition to the several posts that she has shared on social media following the announcement, the Seattle Storm account posted a statement from the athlete, who expressed herself focused ahead of the 2024 season.

“Joining the Seattle Storm is the ideal next step in my basketball journey,” Diggins-Smith said. “The organization’s dedication to its players and the progression of the league is commendable. I’m laser-focused for the upcoming season. Stepping onto the court alongside Jewell, benefiting from the leadership of Noelle Quinn and feeling the energy of the Seattle Storm fans is a combination that I am confident will lead to success.”

There’s no doubt about it, the 33-year-old point guard is prepared for what is to come. She hasn’t played since the 2022 season, after which she took maternity leave, giving birth to her second child last year. In the fall, she told SI Lifestyle that her kids have become a huge motivator for her in her basketball career and in her other passions (fashion included). 

As she takes the court again in mid-May, we have no doubt that she’ll be playing, in part, for them. We can’t wait to watch.

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.