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Helen Naylor
Helen Naylor
DOB23rd Jun 1987
BirthplaceDoncaster
Height1.80 m (5' 11")
PositionSmall Forward
ClubCity of Sheffield Hatters, ENG
Caps14
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A 5’11” forward, Naylor is seen as being a top GB prospect after making her debut for the team in January 2009, during the A Division relegation play-off campaign, at the age of 21.

The Doncaster-born Naylor, younger sister of fellow international Sarah, has made steady progress through the domestic and international ranks having started her EBL career with hometown Doncaster Panthers in 2004-05. Her potential caught the eye of neighbouring Sheffield Hatters, one of the powers of the British women’s game, for whom she played over the next three seasons, winning two regular season championships and two overall titles with the club.

The 2008-09 season saw Naylor join her third Yorkshire club, as she spent the campaign with Leeds Carnegie, but, by 2009-10, she was back with the Hatters as they began their attempt to return to the top of the British game.

Naylor’s international career followed a similarly impressive curve as she proved herself a steady performer on the GB under-20 women’s team that took part in the European Championship B Division tournaments in 2006 and 2007.

Less than 18 months later, Naylor was lining up for her GB debut against Finland before gaining more experience later in 2009 when she made the GB team that competed in the World University Games.

Damian Jennings says: “One of the under-20’s players who stepped up for our relegation battle in January 2009 and then continued to the World University Games later that year which was a good experience for her. Helen plays at Sheffield and likes their fastbreak style of basketball and is really at home making her shots in traffic.”

 
Date Opposition Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
07/07/2006
Ireland U20 Women
20



4

4
08/07/2006
Slovakia U20 Women
28



4

6
09/07/2006
Serbia & Montenegro U20 Women
24



2

9
11/07/2006
Belarus U20 Women
26



1

4
12/07/2006
Switzerland U20 Women
7





2
14/07/2006
Netherlands U20 Women
29



3

6
15/07/2006
Serbia & Montenegro U20 Women
30



4

9
16/07/2006
Slovakia U20 Women
12



1

3
Total Played 8 176
0
0
0
19
0
43
Averages
22
0
0
0
2.38
0
5.38
Competition Team Played Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
2006 - FIBA U20 Women's European Championships
Great Britain Women U20
8
176



19

43
2006 Total

8
176



19

43
2006 averages


22
0
0
0
2.38
0
5.38
Total - U20 Women's European Championships

8
176



19

43
Total

8
176
0
0
0
19
0
43
Averages


22
0
0
0
2.38
0
5.38
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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