Diana Taurasi is an American professional basketball player for the WNBA team, Phoenix Mercury. She is the WNBA all-time leading scorer.
Bio & Family
Diana Lorena Taurasi was born on June 11, 1982, in Glendale, California, United States. She is the daughter of Mario Taurasi and Liliana Taurasi. Her father was a professional soccer player in Italy, who was born in Italy and raised in Argentina. She has an older sister named Jessika Taurasi.
Taurasi attended Don Antonio Lugo High School in Chino, California, where she played basketball. She then played for the women’s basketball team at the University of Connecticut.
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Career & Net Worth
Diana was selected first overall in the 2004 WNBA Draft by the WNBA team, Phoenix Mercury. Subsequently, she won the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award. There, she won the WNBA championships for three times in 2007, 2009, and 2014.
Diana Taurasi has won four WNBA championships with Phoenix Mercury (ESPN)
Moving towards her national basketball career, Taurasi worn the FIBA World Cup for three times in 2010, 2014, and 2018. Moreover, she won the Olympic gold medal in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. She has played for numerous international teams such as Dynamo Moscow, Spartak Moscow, Fenerbahçe Istanbul, Galatasaray Medical Park, and UMMC Ekaterinburg.
One of the greatest female basketball players of all time, she is nicknamed as “White Mamba”, first coined by Kobe Bryant. Diana earns a six-figure annual salary that makes her net worth of $1.5 million.
Diana is currently married to her former teammate Penny Taylor. The pair walked down the aisle on May 13, 2017. Her spouse Penny now serves as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Mercury. She was previously married to Brazilian volleyball player Rodrigo Rodrigues Gil but they divorced after three years.
Diana Taurasi married her former teammate Penny Taylor on May 13, 2017 (People)
Diana and Penny are the parents of a son. On March 1, 2018, the couple welcomed their first child after Penny gave birth to son named Leo Michael Taurasi-Taylor.
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Height & Body Statistics
Diana stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83 meters) and weighs 163 lbs (74 kg). Her hair color is black and her eye color is dark brown.
|Bio & Family|
|Birth Name||Diana Lorena Taurasi|
|DOB||June 11, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Glendale, California, United States|
|Father’s Name||Mario Taurasi|
|Mother’s Name||Liliana Taurasi|
|High School||Don Antonio Lugo High School|
|College/University||University of Connecticut|
|Career & Net Worth|
|Known For||Phoenix Mercury, WNBA|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
|Notable Credits||Became the WNBA all-time leading scorer on June 18, 2017|
|Wedding Date||May 13, 2017|
|Son/s||Leo Michael Taurasi-Taylor|
|Height||6 feet (1.83 meters)|
|Weight||163 lbs (74 kg)|
|Shoe Size||13 (US)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|