Name: Skylar Diggins 
Occupation: Professional Basketball Player
Years in the Industry:  3 years in the WNBA

Q: Tell us a bit about your childhood. Where did you grow up?  I grew up in South Bend, IN .. I have always been very family and community oriented.  I was always active.. Playing some kind of sport.

Q: When did you first know that you wanted to have a career in basketball?  I realized that I loved basketball when I was in grammar school.  I tried every sport.. And basketball really became a passion.  I realized that I could have a career when they formed the WNBA.  It was groundbreaking. 

Q: What has been the most exciting moment in your career so far?  I can never name one moment when there have been so many distinct moments.  Moments can be exciting and teachable experiences.. I was excited when I first walked on the court as a WNBA player, starting in the 2014 WNBA All-Star game, participating in two NBA All-Star Weekends, improving my second season and being names Most Improved Player, being named to the First Team…. So many moments in a relatively short amount of time.  

Q: Who inspires you as an athlete and as a businesswoman?  The fans and my family.. No one could ask for a more supportive and loving family.. And the fans..  I want to be my best self – I’m hoping in staying positive, pushing myself to grow – others take inspiration from my focus.  

Q: What advice do you have for aspiring female athletes?  DO NOT BELIEVE THEM WHEN THEY SAY, “NO, YOU CAN’T DO THAT.”  Don’t ever let anyone limit your dreams.

Q: Can you describe how you were able to juggle academics & basketball while you were in college?  It wasn’t fun, the workload was the opposite of fun.. TONS of work but you manage to learn balance in your life.  I made sure I set my priorities and stayed the course to achieve my goals.

Q: You stopped the world when you were announced as apart of ROCNATION. Can you share your experiences being apart of a huge dynasty?  It’s been a great experience.  If I have a dream, idea – they find a way to help bring that vision to life… I’m not a client, I don’t work for them, they don’t work for me.. We’re in this together. 

Q: Last question, what is your go to song in the locker room?  I can’t name one .. But some go to artists .. Wayne, J. Cole, JAY Z, Kanye, Ross, Big Sean …