|Diamond DeShields Quick Info
|6 ft 1 in
|Date of Birth
|March 5, 1995
Diamond DeShields is an American professional women’s basketball player who has played for the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) after she was drafted with the 3rd overall pick in the 2018 WNBA draft.
Diamond Danae-Aziza DeShields
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, United States
Diamond DeShields studied at Norcross High School in Norcross, Georgia and played for the school’s basketball team, where she was a part of 3 state champions and averaged 26 points per game in her senior year. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and played guard for the North Carolina Tar Heels women’s basketball team.
Afterward, she transferred to the University of Tennessee and had to sit out for the following season. However, she then played for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team for 2 years.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Delino DeShields (Former Professional Baseball Second Baseman, Coach, Co-founder of the Urban Baseball League)
- Mother – Tisha Milligan (Was named an All-American heptathlete while attending Tennessee)
- Sibling – Delino DeShields Jr. (Older Brother) (Professional Baseball Center Fielder who has played for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB)), D’Angelo DeShields (Younger Brother), Denim DeShields (Younger Sister) (Basketball Player)
- Others – Delaney DeShields (Younger Paternal Half-Sister)
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6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm (Listed Height)
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Tall stature
- Dimpled smile
Diamond DeShields Facts
- During her time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she succeeded in setting an Atlantic Coast Conference record for points scored by a freshman with 648.
- She was chosen to the All-Southeastern Conference’s first team in the 2016-17 season and also led the Lady Vols with 17.4 points per game.
- Diamond DeShields was named a WNBA All-Star in 2019.
- Her brother Delino tested positive for COVID-19 on July 3, 2020.
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