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      Diamond DeShields
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Norcross, Ga.

High School:
Norcross H.S.

Last College:
North Carolina

Height:
6-1

Position:
G

DeSHIELDS' SUPERLATIVES
2013-14 Season Highs
Points:38 // NC St., 2/16/14
Rebounds:12 // Michigan St., 3/25/14
Assists:7 // Charleston So., 12/14/13
Steals:5 // Arizona St., 11/29/13*
Blocks:2 // South Carolina, 3/30/14*
Field Goals:12 // NC St., 2/16/14*
3-Pointers:5 // Duke, 3/8/14*
Free Throws:9 // UT Martin, 3/23/14*
Minutes:40 // Arizona St., 11/29/13
Career Highs
Points:38 // NC St., 2/16/14
Rebounds:12 // Michigan St., 3/25/14
Assists:7 // Charleston So., 12/14/13
Steals:5 // Arizona St., 11/29/13*
Blocks:2 // South Carolina, 3/30/14*
Field Goals:12 // NC St., 2/16/14*
3-Pointers:5 // Duke, 3/8/14*
Free Throws:9 // UT Martin, 3/23/14*
Minutes:40 // Arizona St., 11/29/13
ACC Highs
Points:38 // NC St., 2/16/14
Rebounds:9 // Notre Dame, 2/27/14*
Assists:5 // Georgia Tech, 2/6/14*
Steals:3 // Wake Forest, 1/23/14
Blocks:2 // Duke, 2/10/14*
Field Goals:12 // NC St., 2/16/14*
3-Pointers:5 // NC St., 2/16/14*
Free Throws:9 // NC St., 2/16/14*
Minutes:36 // NC St., 2/16/14
NCAA Highs
Points:24 // Michigan St., 3/25/14
Rebounds:12 // Michigan St., 3/25/14
Assists:4 // UT Martin, 3/23/14
Steals:3 // Michigan St., 3/25/14
Blocks:2 // South Carolina, 3/30/14
Field Goals:9 // Michigan St., 3/25/14
3-Pointers:1 // Stanford, 4/1/14*
Free Throws:9 // UT Martin, 3/23/14
Minutes:39 // Stanford, 4/1/14
*Indicates most recent high

CAREER HONORS
    • USBWA National Freshman of the Year - 2014
    • espnW National Freshman of the Year -- 2014
    • Full Court National Freshman of the Year -- 2014
    • Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention Team -- 2014
    • Full Court Freshman All-America First Team -- 2014
    • Full Court All-America Honorable Mention -- 2014
    • ACC Rookie of the Year -- 2014
    • All-ACC First Team -- 2014
    • ACC All-Freshman Team -- 2014
    • All-ACC Tournament -- 2014
    • Three-time ACC Rookie of the Week -- 2014
    • ACC Player of the Week -- 2013-14 (Feb. 11)
    • NCAA.com National Player of the Week -- 2013-14 (Feb. 11)
    • USBWA and espnW National Player of the Week -- 2013-14 (Feb. 17 & 18)
    • John R. Wooden Top-15 List -- 2014
    • Naismith Award Midseason Top-30 List --2014
    • Preseason All-ACC -- 2013-14
    • ACC Newcomer Preseason Watch List -- 2013-14

2013-14 AT NORTH CAROLINA
    • Named national freshman of the year by a number of organizations.
    • Selected as an honorable mention All-American by Associated Press and Full Court.
    • Only first-year player on 2014 John R. Wooden Top-15 List.
    • Named to the All-ACC First Team and All-Freshman Team.
    • Averaged 18.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals per game as a freshman at North Carolina in 2013-14.
    • Shot 42.6% from the field and 77.6% from the free throw line for the Tar Heels.
    • Set four ACC freshman marks, including points (648), field goals (248), field goals attempted (582) and double figure scoring games (32).
    • Averaged 21.3 points per contest during the ACC Tournament for North Carolina, earning all-tourney accolades.
    • In ACC play, she averaged 19.8 points per contest to lead all freshmen.
    • Named espnW National Player of the Week on Feb. 16 after her 38-point effort (the highest single-game effort ever by a UNC freshman) keyed the Tar Heels to an 89-82 win at NC State.
    • Tallied 30 points vs. No. 3 Duke on Feb. 10.
    • Posted 24 points and 12 rebounds vs. Michigan State in the 2014 NCAA Second Round.
    • Scored 19 points as UNC ousted top-seed South Carolina from the 2014 NCAA tourney.

USA/AAU BASKETBALL
    • Led Team USA to the gold medal at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championships and was named tournament MVP.
    • Also won gold at the 2012 USA 3x3 U18 World Championships, as the youngest member of the 2011 U19 World Championship Team and with the 2010 U18 Championship Team.
    • Played in the summer for the Georgia Pistols (2007 AAU national champions), Georgia Elite (2008 AAU national runners-up) and Georgia Ice (2009 AAU national champions).

HIGH SCHOOL
    • Ranked No. 3 in 2013 HoopGurlz-espnW 100.
    • Rated as a five-star recruit on that list and the No. 3-ranked guard.
    • All-Star Girls Report ranked her the No. 2 player in the nation.
    • WBCA High School Player of the Year (2013).
    • Naismith Girl's High School Player of the Year (2013).
    • USA TODAY All-USA Player of the Year (2013).
    • WBCA All-American (2013).
    • McDonald's All-American (2013).
    • Parade Magazine All-American (2010, 2013).
    • USA TODAY All-USA Team (2011, 2012, 2013).
    • ESPN Rise National Freshman of the Year (2010).
    • Gatorade State Player of the Year (2011).
    • Miss Georgia Basketball (2011, 2013).
    • Georgia Sports Writers Association Class 5A Player of the Year (2010, 2012).
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Georgia Class 5A first team (2010, 2011, 2012).
    • Averaged 26.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 3.8 assists as a senior in leading Norcross to its third state title in four seasons.
    • Put up 20.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 3.7 assists per game as a junior in 2012.
    • Scored a school-record 2,324 points at Norcross.

PERSONAL
    • Full name is Diamond Danae-Aziza DeShields.
    • Announced decision to transfer to UT from UNC on June 12, 2014.
    • Born on March 5, 1995, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
    • Parents are Tisha and Delino DeShields.
    • Has two brothers, Delino Jr. and D'Angelo, and two sisters, Denim and Delaney.
    • Mother was an All-America track & field athlete (heptathlon, 1991) at Tennessee.
    • Father played 13 years of Major League Baseball with stints in Montreal, L.A. (Dodgers), St. Louis, Baltimore and Chicago (Cubs).
    • Her brother, Delino, Jr., was selected by the Houston Astros with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft and is working his way through the minor leagues.
    • Majoring in journalism and electronic media.
    • Recipient of Landauer & Schmidt Winners' Circle Scholarship.
    • Twitter handle is @DDeShields23.
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