Diana Taurasi is an American Basketball player. She plays for Phoenix Mercury of the Women`s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia. She was born on June 11, 1982, in Glendale, California. Her age is 34 now.
She grew up in Chino, California with her parents. Her father was born in Italy and raised in Argentina, and her mother is also from Argentina. Her father Mario and mother Liliana Taurasi emigrated from Argentina to the United States before the birth of Diana. Diana also has an older sister named Jessika.
Taurasi went to Don Antonio Lugo High School where she played a lot of basketball and was awarded the Cheryl Miller Award in 2000. The Los Angeles Times presents the award to the best player in Southern California. After having a highly successful high school career, Taurasi enrolled at the University of Connecticut (UConn). There she began playing for the women's basketball team during the 2000–2001 season.
There she led her team to three consecutive NCAA championships. Taurasi also received many personal awards at UConn which includes the 2003 and 2004 Naismith College Player of the year awards, the 2003 Associated Press Player of the Year award and the 2003 Wade Trophy.
Diana averaged 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in her college career. During her time at UConn, her team compiled an amazing record of 139 wins and eight losses.
Following her college basketball career, Taurasi was selected first overall by the team named `Phoenix Mercury` in 2004 WNBA Daft. The team went 8–26 in the 2003 season. In her debut of WNBA, Taurasi netted 26 points, and Mercury won the match by 84–76 over the Seattle Storm Her average in 2005 was 16.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.
The year 2006 became a historic season for Taurasi as she flourished under Westhead's system, and led the league in scoring and the team earned a third straight trip to the All-Star Game. She broke the record of Katie Smith for a maximum number of points in the season which was 741 during 2006.
Her international career began in 2005 when she played for the team `Dynamo Moscow`. The team had been one of the most dominating teams in the Russian league until the late 90s.
Diana has a tall height and stands six feet and have hot and sexy figure and legs. Her net worth is $1.5 million, and she earns a huge salary of $500 thousand per year. She was rumored to be a lesbian, but on May 13, 2017, she married Penny Taylor who was her former teammate and current Director of Player Personnel and proved the fact that she actually is a lesbian.
Her husband Penny is an Australian, and she is also gay. Prior to that, there is no any gossip in the media about her, dating someone or having any boyfriend or girlfriend. For further information, she also has wiki profile.