All but two votes from the 43-member media panel were cast in Hamby's favor. The only things standing between the 25-year-old and unanimous selection were two votes for Washington Mystics forward Aerial Powers.
Hamby appeared in all 34 games this season, coming off the bench for 25. In just under 25 minutes per contest, she averaged 11 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and one steal per game - all career highs.
The ascendance of the Wake Forest product played a key role in the Aces' improvement. After finishing 14-20 in 2018 in their first season in Las Vegas, they improved to 21-13 this season, finishing as the No. 4 seed and earning a first-round bye in the playoffs. The Aces host the Chicago Sky on Sunday afternoon in a single-elimination matchup.