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Dearica Hamby's Bio

About Dearica Hamby

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Drafted in the first round (6th overall) of the 2015 WNBA Draft by the Stars.

WNBA CAREER

2017 (San Antonio)

Ranked 26th in the WNBA in rebounding (4.2), and 24th in field goal percentage (.457)  … Finished fifth on the team in scoring (7.8), third in rebounding, third in steals (0.85), and fourth in field goal percentage … Tied her career scoring high with 19 points s. Seattle on August 18 … Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds on 2 occasions … Tied her career high with 4 assists vs. Chicago on June 10 … Tied her career high with 2 blocked shots vs. Atlanta on May 31 … Recorded a career-high 5 steals vs. Seattle on August 5 … Scored 10 or more points on 11 occasions … Recorded a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double at Seattle on August 18 … Just missed out on another double-double with 8 points and 10 rebounds at Connecticut on July 16.

2016 (San Antonio)
Started all 25 games played, averaged 9.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 25.3 minutes… Ranked third on the team in rebounds (127)… Recorded 18 rebounds versus Seattle (6/14), her career-high and most rebounds in a game by a Stars player in the season… Led the team in rebounds six times, assists three times, and points two times… Scored a career-high 18 points for the second time versus Washington (7/6).

2015 (San Antonio)
Started 16 games in her rookie year, averaged 17.4 minutes per game … Recorded season-high 19 points against Los Angeles (7/2) … Racked up a season-high 14 rebounds against Phoenix (6/25) … Averaged 6.1 points per game, 8.7 in games that she started … Had her best overall game of the year against Atlanta (6/11) with 17 points in 31 minutes, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.

INTERNATIONAL

2015-2016

(KB Stars- South Korea): Selected to the Korean WKBL All-Star Game… Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL Honorable Mention… WKBL Semifinalist… Led the team in points (654) and rebounds (322)… Shot 54.0 percent from the field… Averaged 17.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.4 steals in 24.8 minutes.

WAKE FOREST
2014-15: At the time of her graduation, ranked fifth in program history with 1,876 career points, as well as first with .882 career free throw percentage, sixth in career games played (133) and career double-figure scoring games (100), seventh in career minutes played (3,735) and tie-ninth in career games started (114) …one of five players in program history to score at least 1,800 points and grab 600 rebounds in her career.

2013-14: Had one of the best single-seasons in school-history … Played in all 31 games and led the nation’s top conference in both scoring (22.0) and rebounding (11.0) … Became the first Demon Deacon to lead the ACC in both categories in the same season … Earned first team All-ACC honors, becoming just the third Demon Deacon to earn that distinction … Named an AP honorable mention All-American … Set a total of seven single-season school-records in points (683), rebounds (340), double-doubles (22), scoring average (22.0), field goals made (265), free throws made (142) and free throws attempted (210) … Shot over 55 percent from floor, which was fourth-best in the ACC … Had 61 assists on the year, which was the second-most on the squad … Let the team with 33 blocks and was fifth in the ACC with 65 steals (2.1 per game) … Averaged 35.4 minutes per contest, the third-highest in the ACC…Went over 1,000 career points in the game against Virginia Tech (2/13) … Named Wake Forest Female Athlete of the Year.

2012-13:  Had a strong sophomore campaign … Played in all 32 games and made 30 starts … Played over 28 minutes per game and was third on the team in scoring at 10.6 points per contest … Was second on the squad with 199 rebounds … Blocked a team-high 36 shots which was the sixth-highest total in single-season in school history … Led the team with 57 steals … Her .542 shooting percentage was tops on the team and fourth in the ACC … Had a career night against Illinois, scoring a then career-high 24 points and grabbing a career-high 13 rebounds in a career-high 38 minutes of action … Notched her first-career double-double at Illinois … Finished with 10 points, 8 rebounds, a career-high 6 steals and 3 assists against UNC Wilmington.

2011-12:  Played in all 34 games and started the final 13 games … Averaged 3.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest … Played 18 minutes in the season-opening victory over Monmouth and finished with 8 points … Was a perfect 5-of-5 from the floor, including 1-of-1 from the beyond the arc, in the win over Mercer … Finished with a season-high 13 points and also recorded five steals against the Bears … Played 15 minutes and grabbed a then season-high eight rebounds in the road victory at SMU … Was a perfect 4-for-4 and grabbed a then season-high 9 rebounds in a then season-high 20 minutes against Maryland-Eastern Shore … Dished-out a season-high two assists in 24 minutes of action at Georgia Tech … Had a season-high 3 blocks at Miami … Made her first career start at Duke on Feb. 2 and finished with 5 points and 8 rebounds in a season-high 29 minutes.

HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead Norcross High School to a second-straight 5-A state title in 2010-11 … Averaged nearly 10 points and over 8 rebounds per game and was named second team All-Gwinnett County … Attended Marietta High School her first 3 years … Was a first-team All-Metro selection by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club as a junior … Played for three seasons with fellow Wake teammate Lauryn Webster at Marietta … Rated as the 28th-best forward in the country by ESPN HoopGurlz and received a scouts grade of 92 … Named to the ESPN HoopGurlz Top-100 … Rated as a four-star recruit … Was selected to play in the All-American game at the 2011 Deep South Classic.

PERSONAL
Full name is Dearica Marie Hamby … Daughter of Carla Hamby and Derrick Jones … Has two sisters, Chelsie and Desaraye … Was also a standout on the softball field.

AWARDS & HONORS
ACC Tournament Semifinals- 2012
All-ACC 1st Team- 2014, 2015
ACC All-Tournament 2nd Team- 2014
WNCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention- 2014
ACC All-Tournament 1st Team- 2015
WBCA Division I All-Region 2 Team- 2015
Korean WKBL All-Star Game- 2016
Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL Honorable Mention- 2016
WKBL Semifinals- 2016

CAREER HIGHS

Points…………………………………………………….. 19 vs. Los Angeles (7/2/2015)

Field Goals………………………………………………. 8 vs. Los Angeles (7/2/2015)

Field Goal Attempts…………………………………… 16 vs. Atlanta (5/14/2016)

3-Point Field Goals……………………………………. 1 (8 Times)

3-Point Field Goal Attempts………………………… 4 vs. Atlanta (5/14/2016)

Offensive Rebounds…………………………………… 5 vs. Los Angeles (6/2/2016)

Defensive Rebounds………………………………….. 14 vs. Seattle (6/14/2016)

Rebounds………………………………………………… 18 vs. Seattle (6/14/2016)

Assists…………………………………………………….. 4 vs. Los Angeles (6/2/2016)

Steals……………………………………………………… 3 vs. Connecticut (8/4/2015)

Blocks…………………………………………………….. 2 (3 Times)

Minutes………………………………………………….. 39 vs. Atlanta (5/14/2016)

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