ACC Coaches Select DeShields As Rookie Of The Year
Release: 03/11/2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina's Diamond DeShields was voted ACC Rookie of the Year by the league's 15 head coaches, as announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford.

DeShields has made an immediate impact as a freshman, ranking ninth among ACC scorers at 18.0 points per game while also ranking among the conference leaders in steals (1.7 per game) and free-throw shooting (76.1 percent).

In league games, DeShields averaged 19.8 points (4th in the ACC) and 6.1 rebounds (17th) per game while knocking down 81.3 percent of her free throws (9th).

A 6-foot-1 guard from Norcoss, Ga., DeShields was voted the ACC Rookie of the Week three times and was named the espnW National Player of the Week on Feb. 16 after her 38-point effort (the highest single-game effort ever by a UNC freshman) keyed the Tar Heels to an 89-82 win at NC State.

DeShields was also named the ACC's Rookie of the Year by the Blue Ribbon Panel and both the All-ACC first team and the All-Freshman team by both groups of voters. She landed on the ACC All-Tournament team after averaging 21.3 ppg last weekend for the Tar Heels.

Carolina awaits its postseason tournament announcement when the NCAA selects its field of 64 on Monday, March 17 on ESPN at 7 p.m.

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