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Dearica Hamby

  • As of March 24, 2022.

USA Basketball

  • Scheduled to take part in the 2022 USA National Team's spring minicamp March 30-April 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Member of the 2022 USA World Cup Qualifying Team; averaged 9.5 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. in helping the USA to a 2-0 mark against Belgium and Puerto Rico. 
  • The 2022 USA National Team’s February training camp was Hamby’s first stint with USA Basketball.

Professional Notes

  • Drafted: No. 6 by the San Antonio Stars in 2015.
  • WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year: 2019, 2020.
  • WNBA All-Star: 2021.
  • Played her first three seasons in San Antonio before the franchise moved to Las Vegas.
  • Started 53 of 202 regular season games and averaged 9.1 ppg. and 5.4 rpg. over seven seasons.

Collegiate Notes

  • Attended Wake Forest University from 2011-12 through 2014-15.
  • Named Wake Forest’s 2015 Female Student-Athlete of the Year (Marge Crisp Award)
  • 2014 and 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.
  • 2015 All-America honorable mention by the Associated Press and WBCA.
  • 2014 and 2015 WBCA All-Regional Team.
  • 2015 ACC All-Tournament first team and 2014 second team.
  • Became the first Demon Deacon to lead the ACC in scoring and rebounding in the same season after averaging 22.0 ppg. and 11.0 rpg. in 2014-15.
  • Capped her career as Wake Forest's all-time leading scorer and rebounder, with 1,801 points and 1,021 rebounds.

Personal Notes

  • Is married to Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, with whom she has one daughter, Amaya.
  • Full name is Dearica Marie Hamby
  • Daughter of Carla Hamby and Derrick Jones
  • Has two sisters, Chelsie and Desaraye
  • Helped lead Norcross High School in Georgia to a second-straight 5-A state title in 2011.
  • Attended Marietta High School her first three years.
  • Was also a standout on the softball field.

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