UNC's DeShields says she'll contact other schools when classes are done

From staff reportsApril 24, 2014 

— Former North Carolina women’s basketball standout Diamond DeShields said Thursday she hasn’t spoken to any schools about transferring, despite announcing last week she would leave the Tar Heels.

DeShields posted a statement Thursday on Twitter addressing her decision to leave UNC. It came a week after coach Sylvia Hatchell announced her transfer. DeShields didn’t explain why she’s leaving but wrote that she met with Hatchell “on several different occasions” during the year.

DeShields, a 6-1 guard, wrote that their last conversation was “very detailed and emotional” but they’re parting on good terms. Hatchell missed this season to receive treatment for leukemia, which is in remission.

DeShields wrote that she is focusing on her classwork and won’t speak to other schools until she finishes her classes at UNC.

DeShields, named the national and ACC freshman of the year, averaged 18.0 points per game and set a league record for freshmen with 648 points.

She led the Tar Heels to a 27-10 record and spot in the NCAA tournament. DeShields was held to just 13 points on 5 of 15 shooting in UNC’s Elite Eight loss to Stanford.

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