Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Skylar Diggins practically a Virginian .....

What does the most decorated point guard in the country -- that would be Notre Dame's No. 4 -- have to do with anything in Virginia? Well, folks, we had to do some digging, real excavation, mind you, to find out. First of all, why do we want to know?

Cause it's Longwood at Notre Dame at 2 pm on Wednesday, which is Diggins' first turn against a team from the Commonwealth.

What else links Ms. Skylar to Virginia women's basketball?

*Diggins, as you know, is an All-American for the Irish, and speaking of decorated Notre Dame players, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention Beth Cunningham, the former Beth Morgan at ND. VCU's head coach is the all-time leading scorer at Notre Dame.

*Diggins' Notre Dame team played in the Paradise Jam in 2009-10. Loose connection, we know, but Old Dominion just played in the Paradise Jam in 2011.

*Diggins was never teammates with Lindsay Schrader, now an assistant coach at Longwood, but both were first team Big East performers.

*Diggins was oh-so-close to breaking the steals record this past summer at the World University Games in China, but you know who holds that mark. That would be former ODU assistant Alisa Scott (who's tied with Teresa Weatherspoon for it).

*Diggins won the Powerade Jame Girls' 3-Point Shot title, besting Suffolk, Virginia's own Sugar Rodgers.

*Diggins is buddies with former ODU point guard Ticha Penicheiro. TP wished her a Merry Christmas.

*Diggins became an overnight sensation in social media after Lil Wayne referred to her as "my wife" during last year's NCAA Tournament. Whatya know? Lil Wayne played Virginia Beach last summer.

*Diggins as SkyDigg4 has 132,182 followers on Twitter. LadySwish would love to have 132,182 followers on Twitter.

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