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Tennessee A Done Deal For DeShields

By Ran Northam Posted April 19, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Sources close to WCHL confirm that Diamond DeShields is going to Tennessee.

Speculation has pointed to DeShields going with her friend from Georiga, Te’a Cooper, who is leaning toward being a Volunteer. Cooper decommitted from UNC at the start of this season.

DeShields has not said anything about her destination since UNC Athletics confirmed Thursday she was leaving. Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell said she did not know why she made this choice.

With the decision to leave UNC, DeShields has to sit out next season and will be eligible to play at the start of the 2015-16 season.

She led all Tar Heels in scoring and was named the National Freshman of the Year and the ACC’s Rookie of the Year. Carolina was knocked out of the NCAA tournament in the Elite Eight by Stanford.

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