UNC Women's Basketball: Deja Kelly puts together impressive performance

The UNC women's basketball star is the only Tar Heel in quite some time to accomplish the stat line she had against Virginia on Sunday afternoon.

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On Sunday, the UNC women's basketball program bounced back with a double-digit victory over Virginia at Carmichael Arena.

As part of the game day experience, the Tar Heels honored its alumni, including the illustrious 1994 championship squad in recognition of its 30-year anniversary.

With over 90 alumni in attendance, senior guard Deja Kelly simply put on a show, as she accomplished a stat line that no other Tar Heel has put together in quite some time.

As Mitchell Northam first noted, Kelly is the first UNC women's basketball player to have at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists in a single game while having one turnover or less. In the win, Kelly finished with a game-high 27 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 36 minutes of action.

Kelly has proven to be one of the best scorers in the country, especially from the mid-range, but her playmaking ability is one of the most underrated parts of her game. She has the ability to impact the game on both sides of the floor, as she's consistently shown that she not only can create opportunities for herself, but also facilitate within the Tar Heels offense efficiently.

Riding back-to-back 20+ point performances, Kelly looks to be getting hot offensively, something the Tar Heels can definitely benefit from as conference play continues to carry on. If she can continue playing at this level, the sky's the limit for what this team can do moving forward.

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