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DeShields Earns ACC Rookie Of The Week Honors

DeShields Earns ACC Rookie Of The Week Honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Diamond DeShields of the North Carolina women's basketball team was selected ACC Rookie of the Week on Monday, as announced by the conference office.

UNC has won the award three-consecutive weeks by three different players. Allisha Gray earned the award on Nov. 18 and Stephanie Mavunga took home the honor on Nov. 25.

DeShields averaged 23.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.7 steals last week over three games at the Cancun Challenge, helping lead the Tar Heels to a 2-1 record.

She set her season-high scoring total with 24 points against Arkansas State, before breaking that less than 24 hours later with 28 points the following day against Arizona State.

DeShields finished the weekend with 18 points and eight rebounds in a win over Illinois on Saturday.

In three games, she shot 49.1 percent (27-of-55) from the field, distributed six assists and came up with eight steals, including five swipes against Arizona State.

DeShields leads the team in scoring at 16.8 points per game.

No. 18 Carolina hosts No. 15 Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday at 6 p.m., on ESPN3.