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Michelle Lender
Michelle Lender
DOB9th Aug 1966
Birthplace
Height1.88 m (6' 2")
PositionForward Centre
Club
Caps14
Home Nation Caps
Career
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Player Biog
A 6’2” centre, Lender was a member of the first GB team to take to the court, in the summer of 2006, after the programme was resurrected in the wake of the successful 2012 Olympic Games bid.

Having just turned 40, Lender was added to the roster to bring her enormous experience and know-how to the team, a quality she produced to a large degree as GB began their successful attempt to gain promotion from the B Division to the A Division of Eurobasket.

Lender was born in Pennsylvania in the United States but her British passport status saw her move to the EBL in 2004-05 at the start of three successful seasons with the Rhondda Rebels with whom she won one overall championship, one regular season championship and lost in two play-off finals. The 2005-06 season, which immediately preceded her GB debut, also saw Lender named to Eurobasket.com’s All-Imports Team for the EBL.

Damian Jennings says: “Michelle was our most senior of senior players in that first year and, as such, was a huge influence on a new programme. She was in fact talked into coming out of retirement by our coach Mark Clark and she brought all her experience and know-how to the squad. As with Andrea Congreaves, it would have been great to have had Missy in her prime but she is still one of the best players to have ever played in Britain.”

 
Date Opposition Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
09/09/2006
Estonia Women
21



5

3
16/09/2006
Luxembourg Women
17



5
4
4
20/09/2006
Bosnia & Herzegovina Women
21



6

4
23/09/2006
Portugal Women
24



6
2
2
Total Played 4 83
0
0
0
22
6
13
Averages
20.75
0
0
0
5.5
1.5
3.25
Competition Team Played Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
2006 - Women's EuroBasket
Great Britain Women
4
83



22
6
13
2006 Total

4
83



22
6
13
2006 averages


20.75
0
0
0
5.5
1.5
3.25
Total - Women's EuroBasket

4
83



22
6
13
Total

4
83
0
0
0
22
6
13
Averages


20.75
0
0
0
5.5
1.5
3.25
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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