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.