|53 SeSe Helm
Returns as the Cats' go-to player in middle ... Named second team All-SEC last season after being named to the All-SEC Freshman team in her rookie season ... Was among 36 of the country's top 20-and-unders selected to try out for the 2002 USA Basketball World Championship For Young Women Qualifying Team ... Is a member of the SEC Good Works Team ... Serves as the team's Student Athletic Council (SAC) representative ... All-America and All-SEC candidate ... Has five career double-doubles ... Has started in 50 of 53 games played, including 41 straight.
Led UK and ranked fifth in the SEC in scoring (17.0 ppg) and free throw percentage (80.0%) ... Led UK in rebounding (6.7 rpg), free throw percentage (80.0) and field goal shooting percentage (51.0) ... Scored in double figures 27 of 29 games, 10 with 20-plus points, including a career-high 26 against Cincinnati and Evansville ... Scored 600th career-point in 42 games, the second fastest player to accomplish the feat as former UK Kodak All-American Valerie Still (1979-83) did it in 29 games ... Ended the year surpassing the 700-point mark with 786 ... Ranked among the SEC's best in five statistical categories ... Named to the Lady Tiger (Memphis) Classic All-Tournament Team ... Named the Blue Sky Restaurant Group Classic Tournament MVP (Dartmouth) ... Averaged 16.3 points and 6.7 rebounds against ranked opponents.
Named to All-SEC Freshman Team after averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in her rookie season ... One of only two freshmen to rank among the top-20 in scoring in the SEC ... Ranked second in the conference in free-throw percentage, shooting an impressive 86.1 percent ... Tied with McDole in SEC scoring with 12.2 points per game ... Started in 21 of 24 games played for Kentucky ... Was 34-of-40 from the charity strip in UK's 14 conference games, nailing 12 straight FTs ... Scored at least seven points in 22 of 24 games played and netted double figures 14 times, including seven of the last 10, including her first double-double versus Ole Miss (21 pts and a career-high 10 rebounds) ... Team's third leading rebounder with 4.7 rebounds per game ... Nailed a perfect 7-of-7 from the free-throw line versus Ole Miss, tying UK's record for best FT% ... Leading scorer in seven games for Kentucky, leading rebounder in three ... Led the Cats over South Carolina with a game-high 18 points, hitting a career-high nine field goals ... Nailed her first collegiate three-pointer against Xavier ... Also knocked down a trey versus No. 14 Florida ... Notched a then career-high 22 points, hitting 8-of-11 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line versus Houston ... Returned to action on Dec. 22 versus Cincinnati after missing three games due to a partial MCL tear in her left knee ... High school jersey was retired after charting over 3,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her four-year career at Warren Central High School.
Parade Magazine All-American, Nike All-American, Street & Smith All-American, WBCA All-American ... Averaged 27.3 points and 12.2 rebounds as a senior at Warren Central High School ... Compiled 878 points, 392 rebounds, 109 blocks as a senior, leading WCHS to the 4th District Championship ... Holds the school record for career field goals, free throws and blocks ... Ranked as the 14th best high school player in the nation by Street & Smith's ... Listed as one of the nation's Top 25 Senior Players by the USA Today ... Ranked 12th by the Women's Basketball Journal for the Class of 2000 ... One of 20 players selected to participate in the Phoenix/WBCA High School All-America Game ... Runner-up for Kentucky's Miss Basketball crown after compiling 3,114 career points, 1,486 rebounds, 345 blocks (second all-time in Kentucky) ... Named to the Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader All-State first team three straight seasons ... Three-time Player of the Year by the 4th Region Coaches Association.
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Full Name: Selia Lauren Helm
Birth date: 1/19/82
Hometown: Bowling Green, Ky.
High School: Warren Central HS
Team Nickname: Lady Dragons
Major: Elementary education
Contemplated Profession: WNBA and teacher
Family: Father Larnce Helm ... Mother Julia Helm passed away from cancer on April 20, 2001 ... Has one sister ShaDonna McKinney, a brother-in-law Kelvin McKinney and two nieces JaLeah and Ukari
Year GP-GS MIN FG-FGA PCT 3FG-FGA PCT FT-FTA PCT OFF-DEF TOT/AVG PF-FO A TO BLK ST PTS/AVG
00/01 24-21 555 115-246 .467 2-7 .286 62-72 .861 41-71 112/4.7 85-6 7 48 5 14 294/12.3
01/02 29-29 882 198-388 .510 4-11 .364 92-115 .800 72-122 194/6.7 93-3 17 86 9 24 492/17.0
Totals 53-50 1437 313-634 .494 6-18 .333 154-187 .824 113-193 306/5.8 178-9 24 134 14 38 786/14.8