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Womens Basketball

Sophomore guard Deja Kelly (25) enters the court at Carolina Basketball Late Night on Oct. 15 at the Dean E. Smith Center.

'You're Deja Kelly': Sophomore guard uses her voice to lead Tar Heels' backcourt

Deja Kelly walked into the visitor’s locker rooms at Virginia Tech in February with her team trailing by 14 at halftime. The then-first-year guard sat down and talked quietly to herself. She took a breathe and whispered to herself three words: "You’re Deja Kelly."  Kelly scored 22 points in that game, in a comeback victory. That performance was part of a five-game streak of double-digit scoring. Kelly's love for basketball originated on the courts of San Antonio, Texas at the age of five. With the support of her mother over the years, today, Kelly is a leader in the backcourt for UNC.  

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