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April 12, 2018
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Diamond DeShields

College/Country: Tennessee / Cukorova (Turkey)
Position: Guard
Height: 6'1
Birthdate: March 5, 1995
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida
(Image courtesy of Tennessee Athletics)

2013 USA Today, WBCA, Naismith Girl’s prep POY made immediate impact at No. Carolina in 2013-14, earning multiple nat’l Freshman of Year honors. Transferred to Tennessee following year; sat out 2014-15 as transfer before playing two seasons with Lady Vols. In June 2017, renounced NCAA eligibility; later signed professionally with Turkey’s Cukurova … 2016-17: All-America Hon. Mention (WBCA); All-SEC First Team after avg’g 17.3 ppg (most at UT since C. Parker in ‘08), 6.6 rpg, 3.8 apg in reg. season. Fifth in SEC scoring … 2015-16: All-SEC Second Team (AP); NCAA Sioux Falls Reg. All-Tournament Team; SEC All-Tournament … 2013-14 at UNC: All-America Hon. Mention (AP; FullCourt); Nat’ Freshman of Year (espnW; FullCourt; USBWA); All-ACC First Team; ACC Rookie of Year … PERS/MISC: Full name Diamond Danae-Aziza DeShields. Longtime fan of tennis’ Williams sisters, basketball’s Candace Parker. Father, Delino, played 13 MLB seasons with Expos, Dodgers, Cardinals, Orioles, Cubs. Has two brothers, Delino Jr. (OF with MLB Texas Rangers) and D’Angelo, and two sisters, Denim and Delaney. Mother, Tisha, was an All-America at UT in the heptathlon (1991).

Career Statistics

ppg
15.7
stl
1.5
reb
5.7
blk
0.9
ast
3
fg%
40.5%