Erica Helms
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Erica Helms

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Antioch, Calif.

High School:
Deer Valley HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L

03/08/2011

2011 MWC First Round vs. Utah

Action from the 2011 MWC First Round game against Utah

03/05/2011

Senior Day for Lady Rebels

Senior Day action for the Lady Rebels.

ABOUT ERICA... Possesses the ability to hit the open shot, dribble penetrate and score through contact ... Also excels at dishing out the ball to the open player on offense ... Quickness and defensive savvy provide a spark to the team's style of play.

(2009-10 - Junior): Earned third team All-MWC honors after leading the team in scoring with 13.3 ppg, which ranked 10th in the conference ... Also was 10th in the MWC in assists (3.4 apg) and 12th in steals (1.6 spg) ... One of the top long-distance shooters in the league, having made 53 of 167 for 31.7% ... Scored in double-figures a team-high 23 times ... Made at least two treys in 17 games ... For the second year in a row, scored a career-high 23 points at Wyoming (3/6) ... Her 17 points at New Mexico (2/10) was her fifth straight in double-figures in league play, and she added a season-high seven assists (to one turnover) ... Scored the tying basket and then stole the ball to spark a 7-0 run to end the game in UNLV's 71-66 win at San Diego (12/3) ... Recorded a career-high six steals against Bradley (11/29) ... Connected on a career-high 11 free throws on the way to 20 points against Boise State (11/28) ... Posted 20 points at Sacramento State (11/19).

(2008-09 - Sophomore): One of three players to average double-figures, as she ranked third on the team with 10.3 points per game ... Paced the Lady Rebels in assists (91) while adding 33 steals ... Ranked among the MWC leaders in three-pointers made (43) and three-point percentage (35.5%) ... Notched 14 points in the MWC First Round and had a career-high five steals in UNLV's win over BYU (3/10) ... Scorched Wyoming (1/17) for 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting and hit four three-pointers, including a shot just past halfcourt at the halftime buzzer ... Eleven points and a career-high eight assists against No. 22 Oklahoma State (12/20) ... Named MWC Player of the Week (11/24) after averaging 16 ppg in the wins over Southern Utah, Sacramento State and Nevada, Reno ... Registered a then-career-high 19 points and added six assists in season-opening win over Sacramento State (11/14).

(2007-08 - Freshman): Led all Lady Rebel freshmen in points with 82 (3.0 ppg), while averaging 10.9 mpg off the bench ... knocked down eight three-pointers for the year and also posted 37 assists and 13 steals ... Made her first appearance of the year against Richmond (11/23) and scored three points while adding an assist and a steal.

High School: A four-time Street & Smith All-American, two years at Deer Valley High (2005-07) and twice at Saint Mary's High in Stockton (2003-05) ... All-state and league MVP her senior year while leading Deer Valley to its first-ever league championship and a 22-5 record ... Led the league in scoring her final season with 27.6 ppg while adding 3.2 apg as well ... Holds the Deer Valley single- game scoring record with 38 points ... Earned a total of four all-league and three all-state honors at her two schools ... Twice named a Contra Costa Times top 100 athlete at Deer Valley ... As the starting point guard at Saint Mary's, helped the Rams to the state championship her freshman year and a state runner-up finish as a sophomore ... Played two years of AAU basketball for Diablo Valley, which played in the national tournament twice, and then two years for West Coast Elite in Nike Basketball, which participated in the Nike Nationals in 2005 and 2006.

Personal: Erica Leigh Helms ... Born on May 31, 1989, in Omaha, Neb. ... Daughter of Derrick and Alissa Helms ... Has two brothers, Derrick (24) and Justin (20) ... Has one daughter, Tremiyah Leigh Willis, born on Sept. 22, 2010 ... Comes from a long line of college athletes, as her father played basketball at Nebraska Bellevue, while her grandfather, John Helms, played football for the CFL as a wide receiver for the BC Lions, and her great grandfather was a first team All-American at Kansas State in 1931 ... One of her cousins is also Maurice Jones-Drew, former UCLA and current Jacksonville Jaguars running back ... Majoring in human services counseling.

Helm's Career Statistics
YEAR	G-GS	FGM-FGA	FG%	3FG-ATT	3PT%	FT-FTA	FT%	OR-DR	REB	AVG	AST	TO	BLK	STL	MIN	PTS	AVG
2007-08	27-0	22-65	.338	8-25	.320	30-40	.750	8-15	23	0.9	37	36	1	13	295	82	3.0
2008-09	31-29	102-284	.359	43-121	.355	71-99	.717	22-38	60	1.9	91	98	4	33	900	318	10.3
2009-10	31-31	128-377	.340	53-167	.317	103-143	.720	19-42	61	2.0	105	87	8	51	1036	412	13.3
TOTAL	89-60	252-726	.347	104-313	.332	204-282	.723	49-95	144	1.6	233	221	13	97	2231	812	9.1
 
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