Helen Freeman

Helen Freeman started playing wheelchair basketball at the age of 12 with Aspire Force and was the youngest athlete to be selected for the women’s wheelchair basketball team at the Beijing 2008 Games when she earned her call-up at the age of 18.

Helen also represented ParalympicsGB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games where the Watford native was the GB Women’s leading scorer, within the competition’s top 10 players for points per game, and in the top three for assists per game.

A five-time European bronze medallist, the 4.0 player has twice assisted the GB Women to their highest ever placing at a World Championships: earning the sixth spot in 2010 before building to an historical fifth place at the 2014 Championships in Canada.

At the 2014 World Championships, Helen was the competition's third top scorer; second in assists per game; sixth in rebounds per game, and had one of the highest free throw percentages in the tournament.

The following year, at the 2015 European Championships, Helen was statistically the tournament’s most efficient player.

The GB #7 player has earned a reputation for her team play as well as her shooting talents and is co-captain of the squad alongside Sophie Carrigill.

While at the University of Illinois, Helen combined academic and athletic endeavours with great success, graduating with an Undergraduate degree in Kinesiology in May 2014 with High Honours. Helen then went on to complete a Master of Science degree in Business Administration the following year, graduating in August 2015.

In 2016 she was part of the ParalympicsGB team that competed in Rio where the team finished fourth – missing out on a medal with defeat to the Netherlands. 

Major results

2015 European Championships, Worcester, UK

Bronze
2013 European Championships, Frankfurt, Germany

Bronze

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