#25 • Junior
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, eight rebounds, a career-high six steals and three assists against UNC Wilmington … Had another double-double with a career-best 25 points and 13 rebounds against Campbell … Also tied a career-high with three blocks and was 6-of-12 from the free throw line against Campbell, both career highs … Scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half of the upset at Florida State … Posted a double-double at Georgia Tech with 16 points and 12 rebounds in a career-high 42 minutes … Dished-out a career-high five assists against Maryland … Was 11-of-13 from the floor and finished with 22 points and nine rebounds against Boston College.
Scored four points and had a team-high two blocks in the season-opening victory over Coppin State (11/11) … Had a solid all-around game against UNC Wilmington (11/14), finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds, a career-high six steals and three assists … Scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the loss at Kansas (11/18) … Was 0-of-5 from the floor in 18 minutes of action against Connecticut (11/22) … Scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds against Purdue (11/23) … Grabbed seven rebounds and totaled six points in the loss the Marist (11/24) … Had a career night against Illinois (11/29), scoring a career-high 24 points and grabbing a career-high 13 rebounds in a career-high 38 minutes of action … Also notched her first career double-double with 24 points and 13 boards against the Illini … Scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds in the win over Charleston Southern (12/1) … Finished with 14 points and eight rebounds against Florida A&M (12/4) … Grabbed six rebounds to go along with eight points in the win over Seton Hall (12/8) … Scored five points and pulled-down four rebounds at Virginia Tech (12/22) … Notched her second double-double with a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds against Campbell (12/29) … Also nabbed five steals and tied a career-high with three blocked shots against the Camels … Scored 12 points and pulled-down six rebounds in the win over Nevada (12/31) … Nearly had a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds to go along with three blocks against NC State (1/6) … Scored 17 of her 23 points in the decisive second half in the win over Florida State (1/10) … Had 11 points, five rebounds and four steals in the loss to Duke (1/13) … Scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds against Clemson (1/17) … Was in foul trouble most of the game against Boston College (1/20), but finished with 10 points and three rebounds … Had a tough game against Miami (1/24), finishing with four points and one rebound in just 12 minutes of action … Recorded her third 10-rebound game of the year with 10 boards and four points against Virginia (1/27) … Played a career-high 42 minutes, was 6-of-7 from the floor and notched her third double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the overtime loss at Georgia Tech (1/31) … Scored 13 points and pulled-down seven rebounds against NC State (2/3) … Was 11-of-13 from the floor and finished with a team-high 22 points and nine rebounds in the win over Boston College (2/10) … Had a team-high nine rebounds to go along with seven points, two assists and two steals against North Carolina (2/14) … Scored 10 points and pulled-down five rebounds against Duke (2/17) … Tied her career-high for the fourth time this season with three blocked shots against Georgia Tech (2/21) … Notched 10 points and three rebounds in the overtime win at Virginia (2/25) … Grabbed six rebounds and scored four points against Virginia Tech (2/28) … Made her second three-pointer of the season and finished with a team-high 11 points in the loss at Maryland (3/3) … Scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds in the ACC Tournament victory over Georgia Tech (3/7) … Battled foul trouble and finished with just two points and three rebounds against Maryland (3/8).
2011-12 Season Highlights
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 eight 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 nine 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 three blocks at Miami … Made her first career start at Duke on Feb. 2 and finished with five points and eight rebounds in a season-high 29 minutes … Tied a then season-high with nine rebounds in the win at Clemson … Pulled-down a season-high 11 rebounds in the WNIT victory at Charlotte.
Scored eight points in her first collegiate game against Monmouth (11/15) … Had three points and four rebounds in the win over Coppin State (11/18) … Dished-out one assist in four minutes of action against Kansas (11/20) … Was a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor, including her first career three-pointer, against Mercer (11/23) … Finished with 15 points and five steals against the Bears … Was held scoreless against Jacksonville (11/25) but grabbed a team-high seven rebounds to go along with two steals … Scored two points and grabbed four rebounds in the win over Minnesota (12/1) … Played just three minutes at Seton Hall (12/4) and grabbed one rebound … Hauled-in six rebounds and had three steals in the win over Radford (12/7) … Recorded six rebounds in 12 minutes of action against nationally-ranked Delaware (12/11) … Had two rebounds, a steal, a block and an assist against Howard (12/18) … Was 3-of-4 from the floor and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in the road victory at SMU (12/21) … Played a season-high 23 minutes and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the floor against Maryland-Eastern Shore (12/29) … Also pulled-down a season-high nine rebounds against the Hawks … Made her only shot attempt and grabbed a pair of rebounds in the win over Davidson (12/31) … Had one block and missed her only shot attempt against Duke (1/6) … Scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds in the win over Boston College (1/8) … Dished-out a season-high two assists in a season-high 24 minutes of action at Georgia Tech (1/12) … Made her second three-pointer of the season against NC State (1/16) and finished with three points and five boards … Had six rebounds and one steal to go along with two points in 21 minutes at Maryland (1/19) … Shot a season-high six free throws and finished with five points in the win over Clemson (1/22) … Had a season-high three blocks to go along with seven rebounds and four points at Miami (1/26) … Scored six points and had four steals in the narrow loss to North Carolina (1/29) … Made her first-career start at Duke (2/2) and finished with five points and eight rebounds in a season-high 29 minutes … Grabbed six rebounds and scored five points in the road victory over Boston College (2/5) … Took a season-high eight field goal attempts against Florida State (2/9), finishing with six points and two rebounds … Made two big baskets down the stretch in the win at NC State (2/12) , ultimately finishing with six points, four rebounds and two blocks … Played a season-high tying 29 minutes against Georgia Tech (2/16) and finished with seven points and four rebounds … Tied a season-high with nine rebounds in the road win at Clemson (2/19) … Grabbed two rebounds and had two points in the loss at Virginia (2/24) … Saw 15 minutes of action in the season-finale against Virginia Tech (2/26) and pulled-down five rebounds … Grabbed three rebounds and had one steal in the ACC Tournament victory over Virginia Tech (3/1) … Had two rebounds and two points in the win over Miami (3/2) … Scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds in 20 minutes of action in the semifinal loss to Maryland (3/3) … Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in the WNIT victory at Charlotte (3/15) … Scored seven points, grabbed four rebounds and had three steals in the season-ending loss at James Madison (3/18).
Prior to Wake Forest
Helped lead Norcross High School to a second-straight 5-A state title in 2010-11 … Averaged nearly 10 points and over eight rebounds per game and was named second team All-Gwinnett County … Attended Marietta High School her first three 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 … Currently plays under Angie Hembree … 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 … Played AAU ball for the Georgia Pistols with Webster under coach Percy Gordon … Also considered offers from Florida, South Carolina, South Florida and West Virginia.
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.