Shock's Diggins Named Western Conference Player of the Week
Posted by: John Moss, Tulsa's Channel 8 Sports - email
Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock was named the WNBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week, for games played June 9 through June 15. The award is the first for Diggins in her WNBA career.
The No. 3 overall selection in the 2013 WNBA Draft led Tulsa to a 3-0 mark for the week. That effort extended the Shock’s winning streak to four games, the longest since the club moved to Tulsa prior to the 2010 season, and improved the club’s 2014 record to 4-5. The second-year pro paced the Western Conference in scoring (23 ppg) and minutes (35.9 mpg), while ranking seventh in both assists (4.3 apg) and three-point field goal percentage (.444, 4-of-9 from behind the arc).
Diggins began her week by registering 21 points, seven assists and three boards in Tulsa’s 72-57 home win over the New York Liberty. She then poured in a game-high 22 points to go along with four assists, two rebounds, and a pair of steals as the Shock toppled the visiting Los Angeles Sparks, 69-67. In that game, Diggins hit a basket with 42.4 seconds left to play and then drilled a game-winning jumper with 1.9 remaining on the clock. The former Notre Dame star closed out the week with a big effort in an 85-79 home win over the Seattle Storm in which she tallied a game-high and career-high 26 points. Five of those points came during Tulsa’s 9-0 run late in the game that put the Shock ahead, 83-77.
On the season, Diggins ranks fourth in the WNBA in both scoring (19.2 ppg) and assists (5.7 apg).
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