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DeShields to leave UNC on 'good terms'

Posted April 24

Diamond DeShields (23) at the key. Tennessee Lady Vols travel to Chapel for a out of conference game on 11.11.13. Photo by CHRIS BAIRD

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.

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  • hiker40diver Apr 28, 11:16 a.m.

    Diamond DeShields, what was her parents thinking? Named from a porn star? Good luck with where ever you go!

  • Alex25 Apr 26, 7:28 a.m.

    She's concerned about the NCAA investigation ..... and the ongoing 4 year mess never ending.

    www.unccheats.com/facebook

  • lec02572 Apr 25, 9:39 a.m.

    What a shame for UNC. Maybe, U CONN can handle the ego.

  • jacamoe Apr 25, 8:03 a.m.

    wjuliang Apr 24, 4:04 p.m.

    Really liked her but obviously something unusual is going on.

    Depending on the reason, she may look back one day and really regret this.

    Or Not. We may never know her reason for checking the grass over here.

  • Kenan-FlaglerAlumni Apr 25, 7:10 a.m.

    Good luck to diamond in her never-ending quest for a real education...

    — Posted by 903 Free Paul Frampton 2

    And good luck to you in your never-ending quest for an original or funny joke.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Apr 25, 6:06 a.m.

    UCONN?

    — Posted by lanecc

    That would be a good choice.

  • lanecc Apr 24, 10:02 p.m.

    UCONN?

  • 903 Free Paul Frampton 2 Apr 24, 5:18 p.m.

    Good luck to diamond in her never-ending quest for a real education...

  • heelsforever Apr 24, 4:20 p.m.

    Very unusal situation.

  • wjuliang Apr 24, 4:04 p.m.

    Really liked her but obviously something unusual is going on.

    Depending on the reason, she may look back one day and really regret this.

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