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Dearica Hamby's Bio

About Dearica Hamby

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @dearicamarie
Instagram @dearicamarie

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 16, 2015 Drafted by the San Antonio Stars in the first round with the sixth overall pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft

 

WNBA CAREER 

2018 (Las Vegas—Photo Gallery)

  • Missed both preseason games while completing her overseas playing commitments
  • Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on 2 occasions and in rebounding 3 times
  • Scored 10 or more points on 11 occasions, and 20 or more points 1 time
  • Scored a career-high 24 points at Chicago on June 3

2017 (San Antonio)

  • Ranked 26th in the league in rebounding and 24th in field goal percentage
  • Scored a season-high 19 points at Seattle on August 18, adding 10 rebounds for her lone double-double of the season
  • Grabbed a season-high 10 boards two times
  • Handed out a career-high tying 4 assists vs. Chicago on June 10
  • Grabbed a career-high 5 steals vs. Seattle on August 5
  • Scored 10 or more points on 11 occasion

2016 (San Antonio)

  • Scored a season-high 18 points at Dallas on June 23
  • Grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds vs. Seattle on June 14, and added 15 points for her first career double-double
  • Handed out a career-high 4 assists at Los Angeles on June 2

2015 (San Antonio)

  • Scored a season-high 19 points at Los Angeles on July 2
  • Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds vs. Phoenix on June 25
  • Handed out a season-high 3 assists at Indiana on July 10
  • Recorded a season-high 3 steals at Connecticut on August 4

 

DEARICA HAMBY IN THE NEWS

 

OVERSEAS CAREER 
2018-19 [Ragusa—Italy (A1)] 

2017-18 [Ragusa—Italy (A1)] 

  • Scored in double figures on 28 occasions
  • Scored 20 or more points on 8 occasions, including a season-high 25 points vs. Lucca on March 4
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 14 occasions, including a season-high 18 vs. Venezia on April 28
  • Recorded 14 point-rebound double-doubles
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists vs. Venezia on April 23
  • Recorded a season-high 4 steals vs. San Martino on April 4

2017-18 [Ragusa—EuroCup (EC)] 

  • Scored in double figures on 9 occasions
  • Scored 20 or more points on 6 occasions, including two 28-point efforts—vs. Nymburk on October 25, and vs. GDESSA on November 23
  • Grabbed 10 rebounds on 3 occasions, and recorded 3 point-rebound double-doubles
  • Handed out 4 assists on 2 occasions
  • Picked up 4 steals vs. Girona on January 31

2016-17 [Did Not Play] 

2015-16 [KB Stars—South Korea (WKBL)] 

  • Played in the WKBL All-Star Game
  • Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL Honorable Mention
  • WKBL Semifinals
  • Scored in double figures on 30 occasions
  • Scored 20 or more points 18 times, including a season-high 31 on two occasions—December 20 vs. Bichumi and January 29 vs. S Birds
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 12 occasions, including a season-high 22 vs. Bichumi on Dec. 20
  • Recorded 12 point-rebound double-doubles
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists on Dec. 16 vs. Hanabank
  • Recorded a season-high 5 steals on two occasions—vs. Bichumi on November 18 and December 20

 

OVERSEAS STATISTICS 

Year Team League G Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2015-16 KB Stars WKBL 38 941 254 487 .522 9 33 .273 135 214 .631 123 199 322 43 53 32 76 77 654 17.2
2017-18 Ragusa A1 29 903 198 390 .508 2 19 .105 90 131 .687 73 222 295 81 48 7 63 75 488 16.8
2017-18 Ragusa EC 10 288 74 137 .540 0 6 .000 48 68 .706 13 57 70 15 22 3 28 31 196 19.6
2018-19 Ragusa A1
Korean League (WKBL) 38 941 254 487 .522 9 33 .273 135 214 .631 123 199 322 43 53 32 76 77 654 17.2
Italian League (A1)
EuroCup (EC) 10 288 74 137 .540 0 6 .000 48 68 .706 13 57 70 15 22 3 28 31 196 19,6
Totals

 

COLLEGE

Career (Wake Forest, 2011-15)

  • Finished her career ranked first in program history in scoring and rebounding
  • Finished her career ranked in the top five in program history in double-doubles, made free throws, made field goals, blocked shots, games played and started, and minutes played

Senior (Wake Forest, 2014-15)

  • Honorable Mention All-American (AP, WBCA)
  • Wade Trophy Finalist
  • All-Region (WBCA)
  • First Team, All-ACC
  • All-ACC Tournament, First Team
  • Named Wake Forest’s Female Student-Athlete Of The Year (Marge Crisp Award)
  • Helped Deacons to ACC Championship Game
  • Tied a program record by scoring in double figures in 28 games
  • Set the program record for rebounds, made free throws and free throw attempts in a season
  • Grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds vs. Boston College on February 12 which were the third most in a game in Wake Forest history
  • Added 36 points against Boston College for the fourth 30-point, 20-rebound game in program history
  • Scored a career-high 40 points vs. Montana on November 29
  • Scored the second most points, and posted the third highest scoring average in a season in Deacons’ history

Junior (Wake Forest, 2013-14)

  • All-Region (WBCA)
  • First Team, All-ACC
  • All-ACC Tournament, Second Team
  • Became the first Demon Deacon to lead the ACC in scoring and rebounding in the same season
  • Named Wake Forest Female Student-Athlete of the Year (Marge Crisp Award)
  • Set single-season school-records in points, rebounds, double-doubles, scoring average, field goals made, free throws made and free throws attempted
  • Finished fourth in the ACC in field goal percentage, and fifth in steals
  • Finished second on the team in assists, while leading the team in blocked shots
  • Recorded a career-high nine steals against Marquette on November 19
  • Scored a career-high 31 points against South Alabama on December 20
  • Grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds against Florida A&M on December 28
  • Tied her season-highs of 18 rebounds and four blocks against Clemson on January 20
  • Named ACC Player of the Week on Jan. 27 … Went over 1,000 career points in the game against Virginia Tech on February 13
  • Recorded her school-record 21st double-double of the year with 22 points and 11 rebounds in the regular season finale against Syracuse on March 2
  • Nearly recorded the first triple-double in school-history in the ACC Tournament against Pitt on March 5, finishing with 25 points, 16 rebounds and a career-high eight assists

Sophomore (Wake Forest, 2012-13)

  • Finished third on the team in scoring and second in rebounding, while blocking a team-high 36 shots (sixth-highest single-season total in school history) and leading the team with 57 steals
  • Also led the team, and finished fourth in the ACC, in field goal percentage
  • Scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds vs. Illinois, notching her first career double-double
  • Recorded a career-high six steals against UNC Wilmington
  • Had another double-double with a career-best 25 points and 13 rebounds against Campbell
  • Posted a double-double at Georgia Tech with 16 points and 12 rebounds in a career-high 42 minutes

Freshman (Wake Forest, 2011-12)

  • Helped Deacons to second round of the ACC Championship Game, and the second round of the WNIT
  • Scored a season-high 13 points and recorded a season-high five steals against Mercer
  • Pulled-down a season-high 11 rebounds in the team’s WNIT victory at Charlotte

COLLEGE STATISTICS 

Year Team League G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2011-12 Wake Forest ACC 34 13 566 52 131 .397 7 28 .250 17 38 .447 50 91 141 12 41 19 43 43 128 3.8
2012-13 Wake Forest ACC 32 30 902 135 249 .542 3 12 .250 67 108 .620 80 119 199 28 57 36 65 73 340 10.6
2013-14 Wake Forest ACC 31 30 1098 265 480 .552 11 41 .268 142 210 .676 100 240 340 61 65 33 130 83 683 22.0
2014-15 Wake Forest ACC 32 32 1146 232 465 .499 11 43 .256 175 247 .709 98 243 341 74 53 18 129 89 650 20.3
Totals 129 105 3712 684 1325 .516 32 124 .258 401 603 .665 328 693 1021 175 216 106 367 288 1801 14.0

 

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
  • 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
  • Is married to Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, with whom she has one daughter, Amaya

 

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