Hamby in 2019
|No. 5 – Las Vegas Aces|
|Born||November 6, 1993|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||189 lb (86 kg)|
|College||Wake Forest (2011–2015)|
|WNBA draft||2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Stars|
|2015–present||San Antonio Stars / Las Vegas Aces|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
Wake Forest statistics
|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|
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.
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.
On September 20, 2020, Hamby was named Sixth Woman of the Year for the second year in a row.
- Journal, Scott Hamilton/Winston-Salem. "Hamby selected 6th by San Antonio in WNBA Draft". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
- "NCAA Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
- "Las Vegas' Dearica Hamby Named 2019 WNBA Sixth Woman Of The Year" (Press release). NBA Media Ventures. September 15, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
- 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.