Dearica Hamby

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Dearica Hamby
Dearica Hamby 2 (cropped).jpg
Hamby in 2019
No. 5 – Las Vegas Aces
PositionForward
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1993-11-06) November 6, 1993 (age 27)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeWake Forest (2011–2015)
WNBA draft2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Stars
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–presentSan Antonio Stars / Las Vegas Aces
Career highlights and awards

Dearica Marie Hamby (born November 6, 1993) is an American basketball player for the Las Vegas Aces of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

College[edit]

During her senior year Hamby averaged 20.3 points, the highest scoring average in the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's and 10.7 rebounds, the second highest in the conference. During her junior year she had one of the best single-seasons in school-history. In 31 games she led the nation's top conference in both scoring (22.0) and rebounding (11.0) She would become the first Demon Deacon to lead the ACC in both categories in the same season. She finished as Wake Forest's all-time leading scorer and rebounder, with 1,801 points and 1,021 rebounds.[1]

Wake Forest statistics[edit]

Source[2]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011-12 Wake Forest 34 128 39.7% 25.0% 44.7% 4.1 0.4 1.2 0.6 3.8
2012-13 Wake Forest 32 340 54.2% 25.0% 62.0% 6.2 0.9 1.8 1.1 10.6
2013-14 Wake Forest 31 683 55.2% 26.8% 67.6% 11.0 2.0 2.1 1.1 22.0
2014-15 Wake Forest 32 650 49.9% 25.6% 70.9% 10.7 2.3 1.7 0.6 20.3
Career 129 1801 51.6% 25.8% 66.5% 7.9 1.4 1.7 0.8 14.0

WNBA career[edit]

Drafted 6th overall in 2015, Hamby played for the San Antonio Stars which became the Las Vegas Aces. She shot an average of 11 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.97 steals per game. She tied the WNBA record for the most double-doubles by a reserve off the bench with five.

Hamby was voted WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year in 2019, almost unanimously (41 of 43 votes).[3]

On the same day she received her award, in the second round, single-elimination 2019 WNBA Playoffs game against the Chicago Sky, with 6.5 seconds remaining and her team behind 92–90, Hamby made what the WNBA website termed "the shot of the year." Hamby stole a pass from Courtney Vandersloot intended for Diamond DeShields, dribbled once past half court, and threw in the game-winning basket, securing an Aces win.[4]

On September 20, 2020, Hamby was named Sixth Woman of the Year for the second year in a row.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Journal, Scott Hamilton/Winston-Salem. "Hamby selected 6th by San Antonio in WNBA Draft". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  2. ^ "NCAA Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  3. ^ "Las Vegas' Dearica Hamby Named 2019 WNBA Sixth Woman Of The Year" (Press release). NBA Media Ventures. September 15, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  4. ^ WNBA says "5 seconds" left in "Hamby's Steal, 3-Pointer Help Aces Advance, Eliminate Sky". NBA Media Ventures. Associated Press. September 15, 2019. and Michelle Smith says she took her shot with "6.5 seconds to go", in Smith, Michelle (September 15, 2019). "Hamby Gives The Aces, WNBA An Unforgettable Moment". NBA Media Ventures. and, Mechelle Voepel says "about 8.8 seconds left" in Voepel, Mechelle (September 15, 2019). "Dearica Hamby's ill-advised shot lifts Las Vegas Aces into WNBA semifinals". ESPN. Retrieved September 16, 2019.

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