D’Asia Chambers has been on an amazing journey since she played basketball for Coach Ed Turosky at Farrell High and graduated in 2010.
Chambers compiled 1,445 career points at Farrell, which is 2nd-best in Lady Steelers’ program history – behind Jill Platteborze, who had 1,913 points (1996 graduate). During her senior season, she scored 50 in a game against Rocky Grove.
After leaving Farrell, Chambers went to St. Bonaventure University for one semester, then transferred to Slippery Rock University. She played hoops for The Rock from 2011-15.
When she graduated from SRU with a bachelor’s degree in professional studies, she ranked 5th in school history in rebounds (723), 5th in blocked shots (59), 7th in field goals made (520), 9th in points scored (1,313), 10th in steals (125) and 14th in 3-pointers (67).
As a senior in 2014-15, Chambers was named 1st Team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and was named the PSAC-West Defensive Player of the Year. She led The Rock to 11 wins as a senior and a berth in the PSAC Tournament. At the time, the 11 wins were tied for most victories in a single season since 2005-06.
Chambers’ pro career started with the TUS Bad Aibling Fireballs in Germany. That team went 26-0. Then she was off to play for the Avides Hurricanes. Both of those teams are in the Damen Basketball Bundesliga League.
She then played for SBS Ostrava of the ZBL, which is the top women’s league in the Czech Republic. Then she played for Luxembourg in 2018-19, where she finished the season 6th in points scored. Chambers participated in 2 exhibition matches against the Chinese National Team and then competed in the International Basketball Federation Africa Women’s Champions Cup in Egypt.
She is now playing with the Smithton Saints of the North West Basketball Union in Australia. The Smithton Basketball Club is based in Circular Head, Tasmania. The club has men, women and junior teams in the North West Basketball Union. It also provides local and social basketball rosters from U-10’s through to men and women regularly throughout the year.
Chambers was recently featured in an article of the Circular Head Chronicle newspaper in Australia after scoring 57 points in a 96-73 loss to the Ulverstone Hoopers.
“That’s the most I’ve ever scored in a game,” Chambers told the Chronicle. “I’m not up with stats. If I had known I was on 57, I’d have tried to get to 60. I missed two free throws that night, so that’s 59 already.”
Being the pro that she is, she then went on to mention that she had too many turnovers in the game. The 57 points is the 3rd-most by a female in the league since 1990.
Prior to joining Smithton, Chambers told The Chronicle: “I had two options and I had to work out which would be the best fit with me. I really needed this opportunity. It’s an opportunity for me to get better in all aspects, not just as a player, but with my coaching and other aspects of basketball. So I decided I would come to Australia and see if it was as good as I thought it was.”
Even though she’s playing hoops 10,000 miles away, fans, friends and family in Mercer County are proud of her outstanding accomplishments.