Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nickelodeon Presents "Little Ballers Indiana", Docu-Series From WNBA All Star Skylar Diggins, Premiering Friday, March 3, In Nicktoons USA's NickSports TV Block

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release:

NICKELODEON PRESENTS LITTLE BALLERS INDIANA,

DOCU-SERIES FROM WNBA ALL STAR SKYLAR DIGGINS,

PREMIERING FRIDAY, MARCH 3, IN NICKTOONS’ NICKSPORTS TV BLOCK


Executive Produced by Diggins, Crystal McCrary, Lupe Fiasco and Amar’e Stoudemire,

and Directed by McCrary


@NickSportsTV #NickSports


NEW YORK – Feb. 15, 2017 – Nickelodeon presents the triumphant story of six dynamic and diverse young female basketball players in Little Ballers Indiana, a three-part docu-series from WNBA All Star Skylar Diggins, premiering Friday, March 3, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) during Nicktoons’ NickSports TV block. Airing over three consecutive nights, Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5, the half-hour series follows the girls on Diggins’ Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team, Sky Digg Ballers, as they set out to prove they are among the best basketball players in the country.

"Little Ballers Indiana is a dream project,” said Diggins. “It’s about teamwork, building self-confidence and showing role models come in all forms.” “I’m so proud of the girls and all they have accomplished, and grateful to Crystal McCrary and Nickelodeon for providing this platform for them to shine."

Set against the backdrop of Diggins’ hometown of South Bend, Ind., Little Ballers Indiana centers on six 11- and 12-year-old girls who meet as teammates and quickly form a sisterhood over the course of an AAU season. Coached by Diggins’ stepdad, Moe Scott, these young phenoms have a deep passion for the game which holds special meaning and high stakes for each player such as: getting an education; team building; conquering physical challenges; improving self-esteem; and proving that girls are just as good at basketball as boys.

Little Ballers Indiana also features interviews with current and former WNBA players Diggins, Lisa Leslie, Tamika Catchings, Elena Delle Donne, Candice Wiggins, Niele Ivey and Chamique Holdsclaw.

Diggins is a five-time USA Basketball gold medalist, two-time WNBA All Star starter, 2015 ESPY Winner, 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player and a four-time college All-American. She finished her Notre Dame career ranked first in points and steals, and led her team to a record of 35-2. Currently a point guard for the Dallas Wings, Diggins is a role model for young women and girls, leader on the court, fitness guru and growing fashion icon who constantly proves it’s possible to be a strong woman in the spotlight.

Little Ballers Indiana is executive produced by Diggins and the team behind the NAACP Image Award-nominated Little Ballers: Crystal McCrary, Lupe Fiasco and Amar’e Stoudemire. McCrary also serves as director. The docu-series joins the NickSports TV block, a lineup of sports-themed content including series, specials and documentaries from professional leagues and key athletes. NickSports on Nicktoons airs every Friday from 9-11 p.m. (ET/PT).

NickSports celebrates kids’ love for the action and excitement of sports with an all-access pass to their favorite athletes, teams and leagues. Airing every Friday (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on Nicktoons, the primetime programming block for kids and families features a lineup of original and acquired sports-themed programming including series, specials, movies and documentaries from major professional sports leagues including the NFL, MLS, NASCAR, WWE, MLB and PGA, and professional athletes.

The weekly block features long- and short- form content including NASCAR Hammer Down, Soccer Superstar, Whistle Sports Top 10 Trick Shots, EA SPORTS Game Changers, All in with Cam Newton, Crashletes, The Dude Perfect Show and the critically-acclaimed basketball documentary Little Ballers, as well as fun interviews, parodies and sketches. Fans can follow NickSports on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - @NickSportsTV #NickSports.

Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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