To celebrate Nicktoons’ NickSports TV block starting to premiere Little Ballers Indiana, a brand-new three-part docu-series from WNBA All Star Skylar Diggins showcasing the triumphant story of six dynamic and diverse young female basketball players, from tonight, Friday, March 3, at 9 p.m., Essence has unveiled a super first-look at the series, which you can watch here on Essence.com!
Skylar Diggins has got game on and off the court. The current point guard for the Dallas Wings, and five-time USA Basketball gold medalist, two-time WNBA All Star starter, and a four-time college All-American, has branched out into television production.
In Little Ballers Indiana, a half-hour limited series, fans meet six diverse 11 and 12-year-old girls on Sky Diggs Ballers, Diggins’ Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team. Set against the backdrop of Diggins’ hometown of South Bend, Indiana, the series charts the journeys of these young phenoms, who have a deep passion for the game. Coached by Diggins’ stepdad, Moe Scott, the Sky Diggins Ballers open a window on the challenges and opportunities facing girls today. And the real-life basketball moments are intense.
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.
“One of my goals in making Little Ballers was to show the strength and complexity of Black families,” says McCrary. “It was also important to be a champion for our girls, to celebrate their strength, their differences, their brilliance - Strong girls, unapologetic girls, conscientious girls, hearing impaired girls, girls with Vitiligo, girls who don't back down, black young girls who love their hair, their skin, their bodies, their fathers, their mothers, their families, and their communities.”
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.
Additionally, to further celebrate the debut of Little Ballers Indiana, Nick.com's official NickSports website, nick.com/nicksports, has unveiled two comedic videos starring Skylar Diggins and her father, Maurice Scott!
In NickSports' first super Little Ballers Indiana short, "Pep Off With Skylar Diggins", WNBA superstar Skylar Diggins and her dad face off in the ultimate pep off!
In NickSports' second fantastic Little Ballers Indiana short, "Dos And Don'ts With Skylar Diggins", Skylar Diggins gives advice with her dad on the dos and don'ts of coaching basketball!
Little Ballers Indiana will air over three consecutive nights, Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5, only on NickSports. The series is a slam dunk for female empowerment.
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