DeShields Commits to UNC (ESPN HoopGurlz)

The Huskies have lost another one of their top recruits from the Class of 2013. ESPN HoopGurlz has reported that Diamond DeShields, a 6-foot-1 wing from Norcross, Ga., has orally committed to North Carolina.

Taya Reimer, a 6-3 post player from Fishers, Ind., orally committed to Notre Dame April 27.

Here is the report filed by ESPN HoopGurlz …

Diamond DeShields, the No. 3 prospect in the ESPN HoopGurlz Super 60, told ESPN HoopGurlz she has verbally committed to North Carolina. The 6-foot-2 junior wing chose the Tar Heels over finalists Connecticut, Duke, Maryland and Tennessee.

“I felt at North Carolina I can be myself on and off the court,” DeShields said. “Coach (Sylvia) Hatchell develops players in to young women.”

DeShields is the highest ranked player to commit in the 2013 class to date and only the second five-star player to make a verbal commitment.

“I feel like once you get that feeling, you should do it,” DeShields said. “I have had this feeling about some of the other schools, but never for this long.”

DeShields said with her mind made up she didn’t want to lead any of the other schools on in the recruiting process. She now shifts her focus to USA Basketball U17 national team trials later this month before the the July viewing period where she and her AOT Lady Rebels are hoping to redeem some close losses from the spring.