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Diamond DeShields's Bio

About Diamond DeShields

WNBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • WNBA All-Star (2019)
  • WNBA All-Star Skills Challenge Champion (2019)
  • All-WNBA Second Team (2019)
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team (2018)

2019 (Chicago)

  • Sky’s leading scorer, recording career-highs in PPG (16.2), RPG (5.5) and APG (2.4)
  • Surpassed the 20-point mark a total of 11 times; nine times in regular season play and in both of the Sky’s playoff appearances
  • Started in all 34 regular season competitions for the Sky
  • Celebrated her 1,000th WNBA career point in her sophomore season when she poured in a career-high 30 points on Sept. 6 against the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Led the WNBA in fast-break points per game with 3.8
  • Finished 8th in scoring in the WNBA
  • Scored in double-figures in 30 of 34 games, including last 24 consecutive games of the season
  • Beat Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones to win Skills Competition at the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game

2018 (Chicago)

  • Drafted No. 3 overall by the Chicago Sky in the 2018 WNBA draft
  • Started 33 out of 34 games played
  • Ranked second on the team in points per game (14.4) and rebounds per game (4.9)
  • Recorded double-digit scoring on 23 occasions
  • Made history when she poured in a career-high 28 points, the highest-scoring regulation performance by a rookie in franchise history
  • Earned first career double-double (23 points, 11 rebounds) on June 27 vs. Atlanta

INTERNATIONAL

  • 2019-20: Family Wuber Schio (Italy)
  • 2018-19: Shanxi Flame (China)
  • 2017-18: Cukurova (Turkey)

COLLEGE

  • 2017-18 – Opted to forgo her senior year of NCAA eligibility, leaving Tennessee to play professionally in Turkey, where she became Cukurova’s leading scorer
  • 2016-17 | Junior (University of Tennessee)
    • Named to the 2017 Coaches All-SEC First team and AP All-SEC Second Team
    • Led Tennessee and ranked No. 5 in the SEC in scoring (14.4 PPG)
    • Scored 1,000th point as a Lady Vol in first-round win over Dayton in NCAA Tournament
  • 2015-16 | Sophomore (University of Tennessee) 
    • Named to NCAA Sioux Falls Regional All-Tournament Team after helping Tennessee advance to the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight
    • All-SEC Team
    • Led team in scoring (14.3 PPG), steals (1.6), and three-pointers made (36)
    • Scored in double-digits 28 times
  • 2014-15 | Freshman (University of North Carolina)
    • All-ACC First Team
    • All-Freshman Team

PERSONAL

Diamond DeShields (born March 5, 1995) is a guard for the Chicago Sky. She played college basketball at Tennessee. She is the daughter of Tisha and Delino DeShields. She has two brothers, Delino Jr. and D’Angelo, and two sisters, Denim and Delaney. Her mother was an All-American track & field athlete (heptathlon, 1991) at Tennessee. Her father played 13 years of Major League Baseball with stints in Montreal, LA (Dodgers), St. Louis, Baltimore and Chicago (Cubs). Her brother, Delino, Jr., was selected by the Houston Astros with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft.

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