Thursday, April 11, 2013
MaxPreps has given the 2013 title to Diamond DeShields, a senior guard at Norcross High.
Thursday, April 11
Norcross High's Diamond DeShields has been named MaxPreps' 2013 National Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The senior guard, who's headed to the University of North Carolina in the fall, helped Norcross High win three state titles during her high school career, including this year's Class AAAAAA Title after defeating North Gwinnett. MaxPreps also notes that DeShields was named to both the McDonald’s and the Women's Basetball Coaches Association's (WBCA) all-American teams this past year. “It’s gratifying,” she told the online news site. “I’ve done more than I wanted. I wanted one state title, and I got three. I wanted to make either the McDonald’s team or the WBCA team, and I made both.” Additionally, she was recognized as the MVP for …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Diamond DeShields and Shayla Cooper of Norcross High have a chance to play in the prestigious high school all-star game.
Nine high school basketball players from Gwinnett County, two from Norcross High, have been nominated to play in the annual McDonald's All-American all-star games later this year. Diamond DeShields and Shayla Cooper of the Lady Blue Devils were both selected. The other six players, who all play for girls teams, include: Lexie Brown and Peyton Whitted of North Gwinnett High; Kaela Davis and Kristina Nelson of Buford High; and Brookwood High's Courtney Gardner and Rebecca Walker. Isaiah Williams from Buford High was nominated as a boys all-star. The final rosters will be determined Feb. 14. The McDonald's All-American games are scheduled for April 3 at the United Center in Chicago. Click here to see all of the nominations. Keep up with …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Norcross High basketball standout helped the USA Women's basketball team wins against Spain for the gold medal in the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship team beat Spain on Sunday in order to win the gold medal for the year, according to USA Basketball. Norcross High's Diamond DeShields earned the MVP award for the tournament. After beating Spain 75-62, the USA team took home first place in the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship at Sporthallen Zuid in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. DeShields ended up grabbing eight rebounds and giving out five assists during the game. Throughout the entire season, the offense guard set two USA highs with her 14.8 ppg. set and 108 field goal attempts. She also won gold medals with USA teams for the U19 World Championship team in 2011 and the U18 Americas Championship team in 2010. For Norcross High, DeShields …