When a former college basketball women’s star gets drafted into the WNBA, you rarely pay attention to what sports agency she signs with.
However, this one should warrant a little bit of attention. Of course by now we know all about Jay Z and his latest sports endeavor — he’s become a sports agent and has already started RocNation Sports. Well on Thursday morning, Jay Z signed his latest client as Skylar Diggins reportedly agreed to be represented by RocNation.
InsideHoops.com tweeted the news:
Skylar Diggins has signed with #RocNation Sports
— InsideHoops.com (@InsideHoops) April 25, 2013
Diggins isn’t and won’t be the headline figure at RocNation, but it’s still an intriguing move. Diggins was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft less than two weeks ago and was widely considered to be one of the top three recognizable players in women’s basketball aside of Britney Griner and Elana Delle Donne.
The bottom line is this however — it’s a great move by Jay Z. I mean, why not sign Diggins if she’s interested and trustworthy of RocNation? People know about Diggins and the time she spent at Notre Dame. Want proof? Well, just go look at her Twitter page, she has over 372,000 followers. Yea, I’d said she’s pretty popular.
Diggins was a McDonald’s All-American coming out of high school in 2009 and she earned First Team All-American honors during her junior and senior seasons at Notre Dame (2012 & 2013).
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