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Former Pallotti standout DeShields shines overseas

Former Pallotti standout DeShields shines overseas

Former St. Vincent Pallotti basketball standout Keron DeShields admits he is a product of the streets of Baltimore.

As a young boy, he lived with his single mother in a one-bedroom apartment in Woodington Gardens, near Mount Saint Joseph High School.

They also lived in a small apartment in Woodlawn, spent time with his grandmother and moved quite a bit before he was in middle school.

They lived on Liberty Road before they had to move after Deshields’ future stepfather was murdered in front of their home, he said. DeShields also lived in Pikesville and played junior varsity basketball at Towson Catholic before finally ending his prep career as a senior at Pallotti in...

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