DeShields to leave UNC on 'good terms'
Posted April 24, 2014
North Carolina freshman Diamond DeShields released a statement on twitter Thursday regarding her decision to transfer.
"I would like the thank my coaches, teammates, professors, fans, alumni, athletic department, the community and everyone that has supported me here at UNC," DeShields tweeted. "I would also like to add that after meeting with Coach Hatchell on several different occasions over the course of this year, I have decided to transfer from the University of North Carolina."
Head basketball coach Slyvia Hatchell announced DeShields' decision to transfer last week. DeShields said the two agreed to part ways on "good terms".
"My experience at UNC has been invaluable to me and I will continue to love and support Coach Hatchell in her fight against Leukemia," DeShields said.
Hatchell missed the 2013-14 season after being diagnosed with Leukemia, Hatchell plans to return full time to coaching next season.
DeShields said she will not contact any universities regarding her transfer or release until she has finished her last exam at UNC.
A Georgia native, DeShields, leaves after earning national freshman of the year honors after scoring 648 points in her first season with the Tar Heels. The guard averaged 18 points for the team, which finished with 27 wins and an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA tournament.