After leading her team to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament and winning ACC Rookie of the Year honors, North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields has decided to transfer.
DeShields was named espnW’s national freshman of the year and led the Tar Heels averaging 18 points per game and 5.4 rebounds. The squad finished 27-10 on the season.
With 648 points, DeShields set the record for the most points by an ACC freshman in a single season. The next highest scorer on UNC’s team was Allisha Gray, who registered 501.
DeShields also set ACC freshman records for fields goals made with 248, field goals attempted with 582 and double-digit scoring performances with 32.
In a statement Thursday, coach Sylvia Hatchell, who was sidelined for the season with leukemia, said the news came as a shock.