Dearica Hamby And Boyfriend Alonzo Nelson-Ododa Pregnant With A Baby: Relationship Timeline

Dearica Hamby has been a key player for the Aces and earned back-to-back WNBA player of the year awards. ( Source : Instagram )

Dearica Hamby, a basketball player, married her boyfriend, Alonzo Nelson-Ododa. They are parents to a daughter named Amaya.

Dearica announced the pregnancy of her second child during the WNBA championship parade in Las Vegas. She is a basketball player for the Las Vegas Aces of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Hamby won the title of WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year in 2019 and received the honor again in September of the following year. Her performance in Game 1 of the 2022 WNBA Finals proved to be the determining factor in the Aces' victory.

In the opening match of the 2022 WNBA Finals, the Aces were down 50-44 to the Connecticut Sun with only 4:33 left in the third quarter.

Head coach Becky Hammon started the two-time WNBA Player of the Year, Dearica, but the Aces attack appeared sluggish and failed to secure a defensive rebound. The teams' performances in the games drastically shifted, giving them a 1-0 series lead.

Quick Facts About Dearica Hamby:

Full NameDearica Marie Hamby
Date Of BirthNovember 6, 1993
Place Of BirthUnited States
ProfessionBasketball Player
HusbandAlonzo Nelson-Ododa
ChildrenAmaya Marie

Dearica Hamby Announced She Is Pregnant With Second Child

Dearica Hamby, a forward for the Aces, announced her second pregnancy news during the WNBA championship parade in Las Vegas.

Dearica Hamby announced her preganncy news in WNBA finals.
Dearica Hamby announced her preganncy news in WNBA finals. ( Source : sports )

She reportedly competed in this year's playoffs while pregnant and helped the Aces win their first WNBA championship in team history last week. Hamby gave a speech and thought this would be the ideal opportunity to share her exciting messages.

As Hamby appeared on Aces guard Sydney Colson's Instagram live video, Hamby's daughter Amaya confirmed the good news. Her daughter Amaya added that she is having another baby brother.

Hamby has been a member of the team since 2015 when the Aces were based in San Antonio. She has been a key member of the Aces over the past four seasons averaging 11 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Dearica Hamby Daughter Amaya Marie

Dearica Hamby with her daughter Amaya.
Dearica Hamby with her daughter Amaya. ( Source : instagram )

Dearica Hamby and her husband Alonzo Nelson-Ododa welcomed their daughter, Amaya Marie, in 2017. As of 2022, Amaya is 5 years old now.

Dearica and Alonzo adore their lovely daughter and are extremely proud parents. Dearica frequently updates her Instagram followers on her daughter's upbringing.

Amaya is active on Instagram as well, where she goes by the handle @itsamayamarie. Her mother Dearica manages her account. The little girl is featured in many gorgeous photos on her Instagram account. 

Who Is Dearica Hamby Baby Daddy Alonzo Nelson-Ododa?

Dearica Hamby is married to basketball player Alonzo Nelson-Odada. He played college basketball for the Richmond Spiders men's team and also played with the Salt Lake City Stars, Galitos Barreiro, and the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa with her daughter Amaya.
Alonzo Nelson-Ododa with her daughter Amaya. ( Source : instagram )

Alonzo Nelson-Odada was born to his parents Sebastian Odada and his mother, Heather Nelson-Ododa. He grew up with his siblings, Isaiah Ododa and Olivia Nelson-Ododa.

Alonzo's father, Sebastian Odada, played for the Kenyan National team and Huntington University. His younger brother, Isaiah, played basketball for Tennessee Tech as well.

He has three seasons of experience as an interior presence at Richmond. Alonzo graduated with a degree in political science before moving to Pittsburgh for his last year of eligibility.

Date Of BirthFebruary 2, 1993
ProfessionBasketball Player
MotherHeather Nelson-Ododa
FatherSebastian Ododa
SiblingsOlivia Nelson-Ododa(sister) and Isaiah Ododa(brother)
Height6feet 9inch

What We Know About Dearica's Family

Dearica Hamby was born on November 6, 1993, to her parents. She has kept her parent's information hidden from the media; however, she has a sister-in-law named Olivia Nelson who is incredibly talented. 

Olivia Nelson is an American professional basketball player.
Olivia Nelson is an American professional basketball player. ( Source : the-boneyard )

Olivia Nelson-Ododa is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Nelson-Ododa was one of the top recruits in the 2018 class and was given a five-star rating by ESPN.

She turned down scholarships from Duke, South Carolina, Florida State, and Georgia to play collegiate basketball for UConn on November 15, 2017.

Nelson won a gold medal at the 2019 FIBA AmeriCup in Puerto Rico as the youngest player representing the United States. She won a gold medal while representing the United States in the 3x3 basketball competition at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru.

Her WNBA Career

Dearica Hamby is recognized for being versatile and highly efficient on the basketball court. Her career took off in high school, where she had the top scoring average among women in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Dearica Hamby won the 2022 WNBA Championship.
Dearica Hamby won the 2022 WNBA Championship. ( Source : instagram )

She later went to Wake Forest, finishing her collegiate career as the all-time leading scorer and rebounder and becoming a national star. Hamby played for the Las Vegas Aces and was selected sixth overall in the 2016 draft.

Her career highlights include competing in the 2020 WNBA Finals and winning the title of Sixth Woman of the Year for the league two years in a row, in 2019 and 2020.

Hamby scored what the WNBA site called "the shot of the year" in the second round, single-elimination 2019 WNBA Playoffs game against the Chicago Sky with 6.5 seconds left, with her team behind 92-90. 

She won the 2022 WNBA Championship after signing a multi-year contract agreement with the Aces on June 29, 2022.

Dearica Hamby Net Worth

Dearica Hamby, Las Vegas Aces forward, has a net worth of over 1 million dollars. She is one of the highest-earning WNBA players.

She agreed to a three-year, $351,000 deal with the Las Vegas Aces, which included an average annual salary of $117,000. 

The athlete received the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year award in 2019. She received an award the same day in a single-elimination match against the Chicago Sky during round two of the 2019 WNBA Playoffs.

She was named the Sixth Woman of the Year for the second year in a row on September 20, 2020.


1. 2x WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year (2019, 2020)

2. 2x WNBA All-Star (2021, 2022)

3. Commissioner’s Cup champion (2022)

4. First-team All-ACC (2014)

Some FAQs

Who is Dearica Hamby Married To?

Dearica Hamby married her boyfriend Alonzo Nelson-Ododa. The couple share a daughter together.

Who is Dearica Hamby's husband, Alonzo Nelson-Ododa?

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa is a basketball player and he played for Team FOG Naestved in Denmark - Ligaen.

How many children do Dearica Hamby Have?

Dearica Hamby has one daughter named Amaya Marie. Hamby announced she is pregnant yet again with a second child.

How tall is Dearica Hamby?

Dearica Hamby stand 6 feet 2 inch tall with a body weight of 86kg. She plays forward for the Las Vegas Aces of WNBA.