News: Jay-Z Surprises Roc Nation Sports Star W/ Unexpected Gift
Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:45PM
Nearly a month after Jay-Z inked former NCAA basketball star Skylar Diggins to his newly launched Roc Nation Sports, Young Hov reportedly treated her to a pricey Mercedes Benz.
According to reports, Jigga bought the whip as a graduation present for Diggs.
College graduation is a day to celebrate accomplishments and toast to the future. Some people may even get thoughtful gifts from friends and family. For former Notre Dame basketball player Skylar Diggins, graduation day will certainly be unforgettable. Diggins currently plays guard for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock and graduated Sunday from Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. Her agency, Jay-Z's Roc Nation, surprised her with quite the gift. Diggins left her graduation ceremonies and was surprised in the parking lot with a brand new white Mercedes, complete with a red bow and a handwritten note from Jay himself. Diggins posted a collage of photos of the car on her Instagram account with the caption, "Got surprised with a new Mercedes! Thanks so much to Jay and @rocnation, and @dancyautogroup!" (NESN)
Diggins became an official Roc Nation Sports client in late April.
When a former college basketball women's star gets drafted into the WNBA, you rarely pay attention to what sports agency she signs with. However, this one should warrant a little bit of attention. Of course by now we know all about Jay Z and his latest sports endeavor -- he's become a sports agent and has already started RocNation Sports. Well on Thursday morning, Jay Z signed his latest client as Skylar Diggins reportedly agreed to be represented by RocNation. Diggins isn't and won't be the headline figure at RocNation, but it's still an intriguing move. Diggins was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft less than two weeks ago and was widely considered to be one of the top three recognizable players in women's basketball aside of Britney Griner and Elana Delle Donne. (Rant Sports)
Last summer, Diggins addressed rap star Lil Wayne's support of her Notre Dame team and kept mum on romance speculation.
"It was good, it just shows that our sport can entertain any demographic," Diggins said about Wayne supporting her. "He showed not only love to me, myself, but my team, my school, he watches women basketball. He's a fan of my craft and likewise with me and him." (Baller Status)
Jigga is reportedly looking to sign NHL prospect Seth Jones to his growing sports company.
Sources said Jay-Z's organization wants to strike a deal to be involved in the star's marketing and branding, reports The Post's Kirsten Fleming. Jones would then benefit from both sides of the CAA and Roc Nation partnership. "When Seth comes to the NHL draft [in Newark, NJ] in June, his family, agents at CAA and Roc Nation are going to have a powwow to see if he'll sign with them," a source said. (New York Post)
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