Skylar Diggins Sports Illustrated Swimsuit – 09

Skylar Diggins Sun Bathes in the Caribbean for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Shoot

Skylar Diggins wearing Despi swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Despi swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins graces the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, the magazine’s 50th edition, photographed by Adam Franzino on Guana Island.

Though modeling swimsuits may be new to the 23-year-old Tulsa Shock guard, the 5′ 9” beauty seemed to be in her element, basking on the sun-drenched beach.

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“I think I really just wanted to get in and try to get comfortable. And as the shoot went along, I got more and more comfortable and I think that really helped me get some great shots.”

The All-American point guard for Notre Dame and Roc Nation Sports‘ first female athlete is becoming one of the WNBA‘s most marketed players, with endorsement deals with Nike and Sprint, and a forthcoming deal with a chocolate milk drink.

Skylar Diggins wearing Tory Burch swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Tory Burch swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

As the queen of #HeadbandNation, Skylar launched her trademark headbands with Nike earlier this year, and she’ll star in a 15-minute Nike+ Training Club app workout, which will release in early April.

“Exercise is something that all women can do. It’s something that can help them stay active and fit. Whether they are getting started or exercise all the time, it doesn’t matter. It’s about leading a healthy, fit lifestyle and hopefully this App will help them do.”

Skylar has made it clear that she’s working harder than ever to improve Tulsa’s season this year, spending hours in the gym each day.

We’ll see how it pays off when they play their first game on Saturday, May 17th at 7:00pm vs San Antonio.

Enjoy the full Sports Illustrated photo shoot below and a behind-the-scenes video below.

Skylar Diggins for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Despi swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Despi swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing L*SPACE by Monica Wise swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing L*SPACE by Monica Wise swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Tory Burch swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Tory Burch swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Flavia Padovan swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Flavia Padovan swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing BECCA by Rebecca Virtue swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing BECCA by Rebecca Virtue swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Inca swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Inca swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Despi swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Despi swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Voda Swim swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Voda Swim swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Vanda Catucci swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Vanda Catucci swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Guria Beachwear swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Guria Beachwear swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Inca swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Inca swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Despi swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Despi swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Ola Vida swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Ola Vida swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Vanda Catucci swimsuit for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

Skylar Diggins wearing Vanda Catucci swimsuit for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue photographed by Adam Franzino

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