Dearica Hamby Named Western Conference Player of the Week

Sparks forward Dearica Hamby is the WNBA's Western Conference Player of the Week for June 3 through June 9, the league announced today. Hamby is the fourth player to win the award this season, joining Napheesa Collier, Kahleah Copper and A'ja Wilson.

Hamby led the Sparks to a 2-1 record the past week, including a defeat of the two-time defending champion Las Vegas Aces, averaging 19.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals per contest. Among WNBA players scoring 19 points-or-more per contest during the week, Hamby shot the highest field-goal percentage at 56.4 (22-for-39). The Wake Forest alumna also recorded a double-double in two of her three games and led the league in defensive rebounds per contest during this period.

Hamby is the first Spark to win WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week honors since Nneka Ogwumike did so on June 6, 2023, and the ninth player in franchise history to earn the distinction. Sparks players collectively have won the award 63 times, which tops in the league.

 

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