Dawn Staley has been building a powerhouse women's basketball program at South Carolina. She recently led the Gamecocks to another appearance in the NCAA Tournament following the first ever SEC regular season championship and a final record of 29-5.
Her recruiting has been phenomenal as she just recently signed the number two ranked recruiting class including the nation's top player in A'Ja Wilson. The sky is the limit for Dawn Staley and the Gamecocks and she has her sights set on a national championship.
She should already been considered one of the favorites heading into next season and it's because of this that she is in the mix with a high-profile transfer from North Carolina.
Diamond DeShields, daughter of former MLB player Delino DeShields, is seeking a transfer from North Carolina after a standout freshman season with the Tar Heels.
DeShields set the ACC freshman scoring record with 648 points and was named Freshman of the Year by several outlets.
It was a shocking blow to a North Carolina program that expected to push for a title run next year but DeShields has decided to look for a fit better suited for her and South Carolina is one of those schools in the final list.
DeShields has already visited women's national power, Tennessee, and is considering Georgia as well, which is close to home. Tennessee is in pursuit of her friend Te'a Cooper for the class of 2015 and could have the advantage over South Carolina and Georgia.
But never count Dawn Staley out. With all the momentum in recent years and the strong recruiting class coming in, DeShields could add some star power to what should be an incredibly strong team in 2015-2016.
A decision should come shortly after her visit to South Carolina this coming weekend.