Diamond Lockhardt is 5-6 point guard of DFW Elite, class of 2013.
Diamond Lockhardt, a 5-6 point guard out of Red Oak High School outside of Dallas, verbally committed to Texas Tech yesterday on a phone call to coach Kristy Curry. Lockhardt, who was also considering Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Providence, and Kansas, says she chose the Red Raiders because of the commitment the coaching staff has shown to her. Lockhardt says Curry never wavered in the recruitment process despite her suffering a ACL injury.
Lockhardt, who has a 3.75 GPA, was first offered a scholarship by Curry last summer at the Red Raiders' elite camp. Later that same day Diamond tore her ACL while participating in a drill at the camp. As a result, Lockhardt missed her high school season, but Curry and assistant Shereka Wright faithfully attended many of her games and continued to show interest, even though she wasn't playing.
Lockhardt's AAU coach, Darryl Horton of DFW Elite, described Lockhardt as "one of the toughest kids he's ever met". He says with Lockhardt's performance this spring and summer it's hard to believe she's even had an ACL injury. She helped guide DFW T-Jack Elite to the championship of the Big State Flava Jam.