Dijonai Carrington girlfriend, Nalyssa Smith, is a prolific partner of the WNBA star. The couple has been each other’s number one fan, best friend, and biggest supporter.
Carrington is now open about being a lesbian and her relationship with fellow basketball player Nalyssa Smith.
The lovebirds started seeing each other in 2020 and opened up about it only after two years.
Moreover, Smith also hinted at a possible wedding, calling ‘the shooting guard’ her future wife.
The American basketball player currently plays as a shooting guard for Connecticut in WNBA.
Following her outstanding high school career, she committed to play for Stanford for four years.
Moreover, Carrington contributed to the Cardinal’s two Pac-12 Tournament victories (in 2017 and 2019).
In 2020, she was recognized to the Academic Honor Roll, and in 2018 and 2019, she was mentioned on the Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention squad.
However, in 2020, Dijonai grad-transferred to Baylor to compete with the Lady Bears.
Furthermore, the 25-year-old received two awards: Sixth Person of the Year and Big-12 Newcomer of the Year until 2021.
Later, the Connecticut Sun selected Carrington as the 20th overall choice in the WNBA draft of 2021.
Dijonai Carrington’s Girlfriend, Nalyssa Smith
Smith was born on August 8, 2022, in San Antonio, where she played at East Central High School in the early days.
Later, in 2018, she played a consistent number of minutes for the Baylor Bears as a freshman off the bench.
However, Smith increased her output after being promoted to the starting lineup in her sophomore season.
Moreover, the WNBA star continued to improve, winning Big 12 Player of the Year in 2021.
In the same year, Smith won numerous accolades for her outstanding campaign, including the Wade Trophy, the Katrina McClain Award, and All-American recognition.
On April 11, 2022, the Indiana Fever drafted the 23-year-old in the 2022 WNBA draft.
Dijonai Carrington Relationship timeline
The couple started getting along in June 2020. However, they kept it away from the media limelight.
On August 9, 2022, DiJonai Carrington shared a post that made everyone wonder if the WNBA star is dating NaLyssa Smith.
She wrote, “Happy birthday to my favorite person in the whole wide world. I never knew I could feel this way about a person.”
“Life is so much better with you. I love you,” she added.
Moreover, Smith’s reply hinted at a possible wedding. She posted, “To my future wife & mother of my kids, I love you. Can’t wait to spend 4 ever with you.”
On June 10, 2023, the Indiana Fever star posted a picture with her girlfriend and wished her 1st year anniversary.
Recently, Carrington shared a few images of herself, to which Smith posted several comments.
Several basketball players, including Courtney Williams, have commented on these posts.