Diggins and Irish women's basketball team honored for their season

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Irish women’s basketball team may have fell short of a National Championship, but they still had plenty to celebrate finishing the overall season with 35 wins and only 2 losses.  They were honored Tuesday night at the Joyce Center.

 “It’s a great moment to share with the fans and  I am excited about this moment,” said Irish guard Skylar Diggins.

Superstar guard Skylar Diggins was happy to celebrate with her teammates and fans at the Irish women’s awards banquet, but the newly drafted WNBA player is also excited to move forward with her basketball career in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“You see the basketball that Oklahoma has and it’s a great basketball state so I am excited about my opportunities there,” said Diggins.

Thousands of fans who cheered her on all season long, lined up for a chance to meet her and get her autograph.

Although Diggins is not sure what the future will hold with her new team.

“Not knowing what to expect but looking forward to playing some good basketball,” said Diggins.

Irish coach Muffet McGraw has faith in Diggins’ talent.

“I think she is going to have a great career there. I think she is going to set this city on fire. I think attendance records are going to be through the roof because everybody wants to see her play,” said McGraw.

Her fans say even though Oklahoma is a small venue that is pretty far away, they will not mind making that eleven hour drive to see her play.

“It is bright.  I think a lot like the Kevin Durant situation.  He went to a small venue, but he worked hard and made it a name and now they are in the finals every year,” said Irish fan Lann Tarrant.

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