Diamond DeShields, the No. 1 target in the Class of 2013 for the UConn women, has decided to attend the University of North Carolina, according to HoopGurlz.com
DeShields, a 6-2 guard and former USA Basketball teammate of many Huskies, is the daughter of former MLB infielder Delino DeShields.
She is the second top UConn recruit to choose North Carolina over the Huskies, joining Xylina McDaniel, a forward UConn hoped would join the Class of 2012. Duke, Maryland and Tennessee were also in the running for DeShields.
“I felt at North Carolina I can be myself on and off the court,” DeShields told HoopGurlz. “Coach (Sylvia) Hatchell develops players in to young women. I feel like once you get that feeling, you should do it. I have had this feeling about some of the other schools, but never for this long.”