For the second consecutive season, Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby has been named WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year the league announced on Sunday.
Hamby averaged 13.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists in 28.3 minutes per game. She came off the bench for all 22 regular season games this season. In order to be eligible for the Sixth Woman of the Year honor, a player must had come off the bench in more games than she started.
The six-foot-three forward earned 44 votes out of 47 total. Voting is comprised of a panel of 47 national sportswriters and broadcasters. Riquna Williams (Los Angeles Sparks) received two votes and Bria Hartley (Phoenix Mercury) got one vote.
Hamby has nearly completed her sixth WNBA season. In 2020, she set new career highs for nearly every statistical category this season in points, steals, assists, shooting percentage, and three point shooting percentage. Hamby joins Allie Quigley and DeWanna Bonner as the third player to win the award back-to-back seasons. Her efforts and consistency with Las Vegas has helped propel them to the top of the league finishing with the best overall regular season record of 18-4 and a No. 1 playoff spot.
Originally drafted as the No. 6 overall pick of the 2015 WNBA by the San Antonio Stars, Hamby has spent her entire career with the franchise. Hamby will earn an additional $5,150 and a Tiffany & Co trophy for her honor.
In addition to Hamby’s honor, Las Vegas’ Dan Padover was named the 2020 WNBA Executive of the Year receiving six out of 11 first place votes.