Diana Taurasi Salary, Background, Career, Awards, Husband and Wiki

Published Date   29th Jun. 2017, 04:43 am
Diana Taurasi Salary, Background, Career, Awards, Husband and Wiki
Quick Info
Birth Name: Diana Taurasi
Date of Birth: 11/06/1982
Age: 38 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $1.5 million

The American professional basketball player, Diana Taurasi salary increased with her making way up to a number of WNBA championships.


Diana Taurasi plays for the Phoenix Mercury of Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia, which clearly demonstrates her value as a player. She is the winner of WNBA Championships thrice, WNBA Most Valuable Player, WNBA Finals MVP Awards twice and four times Olympic Gold Medals. Also, the WNBA all-time leading scorer (7494), shooting guard Diana Taurasi salary and value increased so high with the long list of her achievements.

Birth and Background

Taurasi was born on June 11, 1982 in Glendale, California, but she grew up in Chino, California along with her elder sister, Jessika. She attended Don Antonio Lugo High School where she played basketball. She somewhat gained interest in sports due to her Italian father, Mario being a professional soccer player. Her mother, Liliana is an Argentine. Her parents immigrated to the USA before her birth.

Amateur Career

The basketball player from the very early days, Diana Taurasi salary rose with her praiseworthy performance during her High School days. She won a number of awards and titles when she was a high school basketball player. Similarly, the high school basketball champion got admission into University of Connecticut due to her influential high school performances. In college, she joined women’s basketball team and got famous as point guard and shooting guard positions.

Professional Career

Diana Taurasi salary and net worth rose as she started her professional career in 2004. Phoenix Mercury selected Taurasi in 2004 WNBA Draft. She played in 11 seasons of WNBA on behalf of Phoenix Mercury. Taurasi played with Phoenix for a decade i.e. from 2004 to 2014. However, she set aside the WNBA season for the year 2015 to play for UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russian Premier League. After the 2015 seasons, she returned back to 2016 WNBA season.

Talking about international career, Diana Taurasi salary rose as she played for Spartak Moscow for four seasons. In her international career, she has played a season in Fenerbahce Istanbul and a season in Galatasaray Medical Park apart from UMMC Ekaterinburg.

Furthermore, Diana Taurasi salary hiked up as she turned to be a member of the US Women’s National Basketball team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. During the Olympic, she helped the team USA win gold medal. She was the second leading scorer on USA Women’s National Basketball team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship where the team won bronze.

Awards and Achievements

The excellent performer has made her way through professional career from the beginning of her amateur days. LA Times awarded Taurasi with 2000 Cheryl Miller Award for her worthwhile performance. She also received the title 2000 Naismith and Parade Magazine National High School Player of the Year. Moreover, Diana Taurasi salary and worth increased as she won 1999 and 2000 Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year in addition to WBCA All-American.

During the college days, she has helped her team win consecutive NCAA Championships alongside other several titles and honors. Also, her Connecticut fans gave her a legendary status. In 2011, Diana Taurasi was voted among Top 15 all-time players in WNBA. The five times gold winner from the national team, Diana Taurasi stood 5th in career points and 9th in career assists in 2014 season. Therefore, with the brilliance and energetic performance, Diana Taurasi became one of the most recognized players in women’s basketball. She was selected as the National team members to represent the USA Basketball team in the WNBA versus USA Basketball. She bragged her fourth gold medal in the 201 Olympics for helping the USA win gold defeating Spain.

Net Worth and Salary

The strong player of basketball, Diana Taurasi salary is calculated to be 500 thousand USD as per the data available in 2017. Similarly, she has successfully gathered the net worth of 1.5 million USD. Her massive salary is the result of nothing other than her skilled performance and accurate shooting ability gained through years of practice and perseverance.

Husband and Popularity

Diana Taurasi married former teammate Penny Taylor on May 13, 2017. Taurasi and Taylor are together with no information about their baby. She has also appeared in film Believe In Me that came u in 2006.

The enthusiastic performer has been playing since her early days and has been quite successful in current days. Therefore, her elaborate profile is available in Wikipedia while she is also available in social sites like Twitter and Instagram.

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