Shock's Diggins named Most Improved Player

08/27/2014 10:36 AM

08/27/2014 10:44 AM

New York, NY ( - Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins was named the WNBA's Most Improved Player for the 2014 season, the league announced Wednesday.

Diggins received 29 of the 38 votes from a panel of national and local sportswriters and broadcasters.

The Notre Dame product's scoring average went from 8.5 points per game as a rookie last year to 20.1 in 34 games this season. She also raised her field goal percentage from 32.8 to 42.3 while averaging 5.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals.

Washington center Emma Meesseman, Tulsa center Courtney Paris and Chicago guard Allie Quigley each finished with two votes.

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