Diana Taurasi is professional basketball player form America who has remained WNBA Rookie of the year in 2004. Her full name is Diana Lorena Taurasi and she plays for Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA and UMMC EKaterinburg of Russia. She has been credited for the top 15 all-time players in WNBA history by her fans.
Diana was born on June 11, 1982 in Glendale, California, United States of America.She belongs to an Argentinean family, Mario and Liliana are her parents. Her father Mario was once a pro soccer goalie. Diana has an elder sister Jessika who was born in Argentina but Diana was born in United States as her parents immigrated to United States befor she was born.This makes Diana nationality as American. Her birth name is Diana Lorena Turasi but she loves to be called “Dee” and “Dee” is her nickname. Her family speaks Spanish inside their household.
During her schooling in Don Lugo High School in Chino, CA, she received the 2000 Cheryl Miller Award by LA Times and scored 3,047 career points. Her favorite childhood cartoon character is “Duck Tales” and her favorite movie is “Above the Rim”. She has a weird wish to play one-on-one against Magic Johnson.
Dee loves to dip saltline crakers in hot tea for breakfast which is typically an Argentinean stuff. She wears No. 3 jersy while playing game. She has launched her personal website at: http://www.dianataurasi.com. and she is also one of first professional athletes who has an official myspace page, www.myspace.com/dianataurasi.
Diana is a great player, she has remained all time favorite of everyone as she is the greatest scorer in WNBA history. Dee was Uconn’s first two-time national player of the year in 2004. She has also remained Three-times Kodak All America selected player and two-times associated press first team All-America choice. Diana has been first player in UConn history to reach 2000 points, 600 assists and 600 rebounds in a single career.
600 assists and 600 rebounds in a single career. She is the star of 2004 and 2008 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team and won the gold medal at Athens and Beijing Olympics. She has a good ranking in her career, she is 5th all-time on UConn’s Scoring with 2,156 career points and 7th for the highest career scoring average of 15.0 per game clip.
Diana in every aspects has shown her basketball career since she has been inside a basketball court. She played for University of Connecticut during her college years. She helped the Connecticut Huskies to a 139-8 overall record and 22-1 mark in NCAA tournaments. In 2003 and 2004, she was the fifth two-times winner of the Naismith Player of the Year award and she bagged a pair of Honda awards as well.She was the Big East Player of the Year, All-Final four, four-time NCAA All-Regional and NCCA Regional MOP during her college years in 2003 and 2004. She is also only the student athlete selected to the Big East Silver Anniversary Team Squad.Dee and Penny Taylor are the great couple in basketball court.
Diana is not married yet and is in the search of her future husband. In a conversation with her fans, she stated that she is single and she is limited to herself and she is ready to mingle. Dee has no affairs filed or reported yet but her sexy and nude photos and posters can be found ovr internet. She has not been dating anyone and when she was asked about her crush on any of celebrity, she answered” Yes, WNBA President Donna Orender”. However this give us a hint of her not being lesbian (gay). Dee has no boyfriend to talk about this might make the guys happy.
She is a perfect player with a height of 6feet, she has very long legs. She worth $500 thousand and she has annual salary of $100 thousand. She is different in nature and she has kissed Seimone Augustus in one of her match. More information about her can be found in Wikipedia and IMDb sites.
Quick Facts of Diana Taurasi
|June 11, 1982
|Is Gay/Lesbian ?
|$1.5 Million Dollars
|$100 thousand per year