Women's College Basketball

                      === UNC's DeShields to transfer ===
 Chapel  Hill,  NC (SportsNetwork.com) -  North Carolina standout guard Diamond
 DeShields will transfer from the program after just one season, Tar Heels head
 coach Sylvia Hatchell announced Thursday.
 DeShields  was  named the National  Freshman of the  Year by the United States
 Basketball  Writers Association  after averaging 18.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and
 2.6  assists  in 36 games and  helping the Tar  Heels reach the Elite Eight of
 this year's NCAA Tournament.
 "I  do not  know or understand why  Diamond DeShields has decided to leave the
 University  of North Carolina at Chapel Hill," said Hatchell, who sat out this
 past  season  while battling leukemia that  has since gone into remission. "It
 breaks my heart that I will not have the opportunity to coach Diamond and help
 develop her on and off the court.  I love her and wish her well."
 DeShields,  the  daughter  of  former  Major  League  Baseball  player  Delino
 DeShields, was one of the nation's top recruits out of Georgia's Norcross High
 04/17 16:54:48 ET

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