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Ruth Hamblin's Bio

About Ruth Hamblin

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @ruthhamblin
Instagram @ruthhamblin

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 14, 2016 Selected by the Dallas Wings in the second round (No. 18 overall) in the 2016 WNBA Draft
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April 14, 2017 Wings announced that Hamblin will sit out the 2017 season to train with the Canadian National Team
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May 13, 2018 Waived by the Dallas Wings
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Feb. 19, 2019 Signed by the Las Vegas Aces to a training camp contract

 

WNBA CAREER 

2016 (Dallas)

  • Scored a season-high 4 points vs. San Antonio on May 21
  • Grabbed a season-high 5 rebounds vs. Minnesota on June 4

 

RUTH HAMBLIN IN THE NEWS

 

OVERSEAS CAREER 

2018-19 [Castors Braine—Belgium (BEL)] 

  • Scored in double figures in 2 out of 8 games, including a season-high 12 against Spirou on October 17
  • Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Laarne on November 3

2018-19 [Castors Braine—EuroLeague (EL)] 

  • Established season highs in scoring (13), rebounding (8) and blocked shots on November 28 vs. Nadezhda O.

2017-18 [Adelaide—Australia (WNBL)] 

  • Named Eurobasket.com All-Commonwealth Games Honorable Mention
  • Scored in double figures on 7 occasions, including a season-high 23 points vs. Bendigo on December 29
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 3 occasions, including a season-high 17 vs. Bendigo on October 27
  • Blocked a season-high 4 shots vs UC Capitals on October 8

2017-18 [Bourges—France (FR)] 

  • Scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds vs. Nice on March 10

2017-18 [Bourges—EuroLeague (EL)] 

  • Advanced to the EuroLeague quarterfinals
  • Scored a season-high 12 points, and grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds on March 7 vs Yakin Dogu

2016-17 [Perth—Australia (WNBL)] 

  • Named Australiabasket.com All-Australian WNBL Honorable Mention
  • Advanced to the WNBL Semifinals
  • Scored in double figures on 17 occasions, including a season-high 21 vs. Bendigo on January 7
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 8 occasions, including 3 games of a season-high 11 boards
  • Blocked a season-high 7 shots on December 18 vs. Adelaide

 

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
2016-17 Perth WNBL 27 648 125 232 .539 0 0 —- 48 78 .615 96 111 207 18 19 59 61 59 298 11.0
2017-18 Adelaide WNBL 21 356 71 148 .480 0 0 —- 27 42 .643 49 88 137 12 8 20 20 44 169 8.0
2017-18 Bourges FR 6 80 17 26 .654 0 0 —- 11 13 .846 8 16 24 2 3 3 5 2 45 7.5
2017-18 Bourges EL 3 59 10 21 .476 0 0 —- 1 2 .500 8 7 15 0 1 1 3 3 21 7.0
2018-19 Castors Braine BEL                                      
2018-19 Castors Braine EL                                      
Australian League (WNBL) 48 1004 196 380 .516 0 0 —- 75 120 .625 145 199 344 30 27 79 81 103 467 9.7
French League (FR) 6 80  17  26  .654  —-  11  13  .846  8 16  24  45  7.5 
EuroLeague (EL)                                          
Belgium League (BEL)                                          
Totals

 

COLLEGE

Career (Oregon State, 2012-16)

  • Finished her career as the Pac 12’s and Oregon State’s career leader in blocked shots
  • Finished her career ranked 10th in NCAA history in blocked shots
  • The Academic All-American …
  • Finished her career as Oregon State’s career and single season record holder for rebounds, and is among the top-10 scorers in program history
  • Recorded 28 career double-doubles, to go along with 65 double-digit scoring games

Senior (Oregon State, 2015-16)

  • Led the Beavers to the Final Four
  • Won the Pac-12 Regular Season and Tournament Championships
  • Named All-America Honorable Mention
  • Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
  • Named an Academic All-American
  • Named Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • Named to the All-Pac-12 First Team
  • Named to the All-Pac-12 Tournament Team
  • Named WBCA All-District
  • Named Senior Class Award All-America
  • Received the Elite 90 Award (best GPA among players at Final Four)
  • Named to the Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List
  • Set the Pac-12 record for career blocks
  • Set Oregon State single-season record for rebounds
  • Set the OSU career rebounding record

Junior (Oregon State, 2014-15)

  • Advanced to the NCAA Round of 32
  • Won the Pac-12 Regular Season Championship
  • Named Third-Team All-American (AP)
  • Was a WBCA All-America Finalist
  • Named Pac-12 Player of the Year (media)
  • Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year (media and coaches)
  • Earned Pac-12 All-Academic First Team, an CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team honors
  • Broke the school record for career blocked shots
  • Grabbed the sixth most rebounds in Beaver history
  • Recorded the second most blocked shot sin a season in program history
  • Scored a career-high 31 points vs. Washington on January 16, and tied her career high with 16 rebounds in the same game
  • Handed out a career-high 4 assists at Tennessee on December 28

Sophomore (Oregon State, 2013-14)

  • Advanced to the NCAA Round of 32
  • Named to the All-Pac-12 Team (media)
  • Named ll-PAc-12 Honorable Mention (coaches)
  • Named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team (coaches, media)
  • Named Capital One Academic All-District
  • Named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team
  • Named to the Pac-12 All-Tournament Team
  • Set the Pac-12 and Oregon State record for blocked shots in a season
  • Blocked a league record 18 shots in the Pac-12 Tournament
  • Rebound total was the fourth most in program history
  • Led the conference in field goal percentage in league games (.678)
  • Posted 8 double-doubles
  • Scored in double-figures on 15 occasions, including two games with 20 or more points
  • Produced the first triple-double at Oregon State in 30 years on January 13 against Oregon with totals of 23 points, 12 rebounds and a school-record 10 blocks

Freshman (Oregon State, 2012-13)

  • Picked up a career-high 3 steals vs. Michigan State on December 19

 

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
2012-13 Oregon State Pac 12 28 0 363 52 104 .500 0 0 —- 18 41 .439 29 53 82 0 8 32 21 28 122 4.4
2013-14 Oregon State Pac 12 35 35 934 141 247 .571 0 0 —- 50 99 .505 95 204 299 15 2 141 58 87 332 9.5
2014-15 Oregon State Pac 12 32 32 850 181 312 .580 0 0 —- 50 69 .725 80 196 276 26 14 122 43 69 412 12.9
2015-16 Oregon State Pac 12 37 37 1017 183 332 .551 0 0 —- 70 112 .625 122 248 370 19 13 130 64 82 436 11.8
Totals 133 103 3164 557 995 .560 0 0 —- 188 321 .586 325 701 1027 60 37 425 186 266 1302 9.9

 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Lettered four years at center, starting three, under head coach Wendall Ewald
  • Averaged 27 points, 13 rebounds and 11 blocks per game as a senior
  • Led team to a combined 61-2 record during junior and senior seasons
  • Won back-to-back British Columbia Senior Girls ‘A’ Basketball Championships
  • Three-time Northwest Zone Most Valuable Player
  • Twice named Provincial Most Valuable Player
  • Member of the Basketball BC U17 Elite Provincial Team in 2011, winning silver at the Canadian Juvenile National Championships
  • Participated in the British Columbia High School All-Star game
  • Tabbed team captain in 2011-12
  • Also earned four letters in volleyball

 

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Lance and Shirley Hamblin
  • Has two older siblings, Gavin and Vicki
  • Father is a rental property manager and mother is an agrologist
  • Nicknamed “The Canadian Hammer”
  • Majored in mechanical engineering
  • Lists winning back-to-back provincial championships as her biggest athletic thrill to date
  • Rides and shows horses
  • Favorite athletes growing up were Canadian show jumping champion and Olympic silver medalist Ian Millar and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan
  • Raised on a cattle ranch 100 miles from the Alaskan border, she didn’t play hoops until 9th grade; but by 11th grade was on a provincial team comprised of BC’s best and routinely made the 12-hour trek to/from Vancouver on weekends to play with that team
  • Her high school graduating class consisted of 10 people; she was valedictorian

 

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