Former Norcross star Diamond DeShields leaving Tennessee to be a pro

Former Norcross High School star Diamond DeShields will not return to the Tennessee women's basketball team for a final season.

DeShields, a daughter of former major-league baseball player Delino DeShields, would have been a redshirt senior.

"Diamond has opted to forego her final collegiate season,” Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick said in a school release. “She earned a degree from UT and now has a chance to play professionally."

The 6-foot-1 DeShields transferred to  Tennessee after her freshman season at North Carolina.

DeShields was the Lady Vols’ leading scorer last season, averaging 17.4 points per game and was picked as a first-team All-SEC selection by the league's coaches. 

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In two seasons at Tennessee, she averaged 15.7 points per game. 

In high school, DeShields averaged 26 points a game as a senior in leading Norcross to its third state title in four seasons. She was named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution all-state teams in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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