Former Tennessee Volunteer guard Diamond DeShields says she'll play professionally in Turkey.
DeShields made the announcement on her Instagram account and said she'll be joining Cukurova basketball.
Thanking the man up stairs for his continued blessings! Turkey is a long way from home but my journey to self discovery and self improvement has brought me to this point and I'm super excited to be joining Cukurova basketball over in Turkey. Thanks to all who have supported and will continue to support me on this life changing journey ! #Repost @cukurovabasketbol (@get_repost) ・・・ Diamond DeShields Çukurova Basketbol'da! @dddeshields #diamonddeshields
Tennessee announced in June that DeShields was leaving the school to pursue to play professionally. DeShields, a redshirt junior who transferred from North Carolina, graduated from Tennessee.
The 6-foot-1 DeShields led Tennessee in scoring with 17.4 points per game last season. The Lady Vols lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament after losing their Southeastern Conference tournament opener.
She is the daughter of former Major Leaguer Delino DeShields.