PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - Pontotoc High School guard DeeDee Shephard signed with Charleston Southern's women's basketball program.
Shephard was a preseason Dandy Dozen selection after averaging 18.3 points per game last season, but she has come a long way to become a Division 1 signee.
During a game a couple of weeks ago, Shephard said she had an asthma attack, which then led to her body going into stress shock.
Shephard spent two and a half days at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, where she was eventually cleared by doctors.
"All glory to God, having a whole bunch of people just praying for me," Shephard said. "I come from a praying background, so everything just kind of worked out in my favor.
"It was just a little bit of grace from God. God spared me one more time, and just showed me a little grace."
"Luckily, we had a great training staff," said Pontotoc girls head basketball coach Kyle Heard. "We had everybody necessary around to help get the situation under control.
"It was nerve wracking, very worried for her, (but) we're just glad she's OK and glad to have her back."