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02/19/2014 08:07 pm ET | Updated Feb 19, 2014

Skylar Diggins Sizzles In 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (VIDEO/PHOTO)

After a standout rookie season in the WNBA, Skylar Diggins is making quite a first impression in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

The 23-year-old Tulsa Shock guard who was voted to the WNBA's All-Rookie Team after the 2013 season joined surfer Anastasia Ashley and U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan as the athletes appearing in the 2014 edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

"I didn't really know how I was going to approach modeling swimsuits. I had never modeled in a swimsuit before," Diggins admitted to SI for a behind-the-scenes video. "But I think I really just wanted to get in and try to get comfortable. And as the shoot went along, I got more and more comfortable and I think that really helped me get some great shots."

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Diggins gave her followers on Twitter a sneak preview by sharing an image on Twitter on Tuesday.

#SISwim50 pic.twitter.com/Gmytn2D01v

— Skylar Diggins (@SkyDigg4) February 18, 2014

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