As a sophomore (1999-00): Appeared in 24 games, averaged 10.2 minutes a game...Best game of season was against Southwest Missouri State when she scored seven points, recorded three steals and played 22 minutes...Averaged 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds a contest...Also competes for Baylor?s track team...Recorded the team?s best discus throw last season at 148?-10? and turned in heave of 72? in the javelin.
As a freshman (1998-99): Eboni played in 22 of Baylor?s 31 games averaging 8.9 minutes a game...Averaged 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 points a game and blocked two shots...Scored a career-high 11 points in the first round WNIT game against UT-Arlington, playing a career-high 23 minutes...Best rebounding game was against Oklahoma State when she pulled down nine boards...Took team rebounding honors twice with nine against Oklahoma State and six versus UT-Arlington...Named Academic All-Big 12 honorable mention.
Before Baylor: Played in the Texas High School Girls Coaches Association All-Star basketball game ...Played on the South team that won by two in overtime...Joined Baylor freshmen Hilary Akromis and Danielle Crockrom on the South team...Four-year letterwinner in track and basketball...Won the 4-A state discus title her senior year and was second as a freshman, sophomore and junior...Earned all-state honors in both track and basketball...In basketball she was first-team all-state as a sophomore, and second-team all-state her junior and senior seasons...Named all-region twice and Super-Centex twice...Averaged 13.9 points and 8.6 rebounds an outing as a senior...Shot 55.3 percent from the floor.
Personal: Full name is Eboni Nicole Hammond...Nickname is ?Eb?...Daughter of James and Evelyn Douglas of Waco...Born March 17, 1980 in Waco...Is the youngest of three girls: Shanda Jones is 30 and Krystle Hammond is 24...Brother-in-law LaCurtis Jones is a former Baylor football standout...Majoring in marketing at Baylor...Selected Baylor over North Texas and Oklahoma...Was also recruited by Tennessee for track...Chose Baylor for its coaching staff and excellent business school...Hobbies include shopping, sleeping, listening to music and spending quality time with her family.
Double-figure scoring games - 1 in 1999-00; 1 in career.
Double-figure rebounding games - N/A.
Double-doubles - N/A.
20-point games - N/A.
More on Eboni...
Here?s her favorites:
WNBA team - Houston Comets
WNBA player - Cynthia Cooper
Singer - Mary J. Bilge
Actor - Samuel L. Jackson
Actress - Angela Bassett
Movie - What Lies Beneath
TV Show - Cartoon Network
Book - Huckleberry Finn & To Kill a Mockingbird
Music - R&B
Food - Italian & Mexican
Few people know that - I am really shy.
My most-prized possession - My car.
Words to live by - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13.
The team comedian is - Michelle Neely
Most under-recognized player is - Caroline Sawyer (manager)
Most competitive player is - Stasha Richards
To prepare for games I usually - Listen to music on my head phones.
If I weren?t playing collegiate basketball I?d be - Probably gaining weight.
I picked jersey #50 because - It?s been my jersey number since 9th grade and it?s what everyone knows me by.
What motivates me for a game - My family--they give me much support.
Hammond?s Career Stats
1999-00 Season Highs
|Pts||7 vs UTA (12-12) & SW Missouri
|FGM||3 vs. Southwest Missouri
|FGA||5 vs. McNeese State
|FG%||1.000 (3-3) Southwest Missouri
|FTM||3 vs. Texas (1-29) & UTA
|FTA||6 vs. Texas (1-29) |
|FT%||.750 (3-4) vs. UTA
|REB||6 vs. Iowa State (2-26) |
|AST||2 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
|STL||3 vs. Southwest Missouri
|MIN||22 vs. Southwest Missouri
|Pts||11 vs. UTA (3-12-99) |
|FGM||5 vs. UTA (3-12-99) |
|FGA||6 vs. UTA (3-12-99) |
|FG%||.1.000 (3-3) Southwest Missouri
|FTM||3 vs. Tulsa (12-29-98), Texas &
|FTA||6 vs. Texas (1-29-00) |
|FT%||.750 (3-4) vs. Tulsa (12-29-98)
& UTA |
|REB||9 vs. Oklahoma State
|AST||2 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
|STL||3 vs. UTA (3-12-99) & Southwest
Missouri St. |
|MIN||23 vs. UTA