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Wake Forest Alum Dearica Hamby Named WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year

The former Deac has earned the award for the second straight year

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Wake Forest women's basketball alumnus Dearica Hamby has been named the WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year for the second straight season.

Hamby, a forward for the Las Vegas Aces—sometimes dubbed a point forward for her guard skills and ability to handle the ball—is in her sixth WNBA season.

Dearica has helped lead the Aces to a tie for the best record in the league during the regular season at 18-4, and has them in position to earn the #1 seed in the WNBA Playoffs.

For the season, Hamby is averaging 28.3 minutes, 13 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. She is shooting 53.9% from the field, 47.4% from three, and 71.6% from the free throw line. This season marks her career high in average minutes, points, assists, steals, defensive rebounds, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage.

She is also a great follow on Twitter @dearicamarie, and has provided some humor in the WNBA’s bubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Congratulations Dearica, and best of luck in the playoffs! Go Deacs!