SMALL FORWARD I POWER FORWARD
Date of Birth: 29.08.1991
Height: 1.88 m
Team 2020-21: ASVEL Lyon
Nadezhda Orenburg I Russia - Euroleague
Bourges Basket I LFB France - Euroleague
Nantes Reze Basket I France
New York Liberty (WNBA)
Qualified for 2020 Olympics
2019 MVP of the French Cup Final & French Cup Title
2018 LFB Player of the Year
2018 World Championship Team Canada
2017 WNBA - New York Liberty
2016 Olympian Team Canada
Nayo #7 red jersey: 27 points and 11 rebounds
Nayo #8 red jersey: 15 points, 17 rebounds, 2 assists
An athletic and versatile forward, Nayo's basketball resume includes a successful WNBA season with the New York Liberty, representing Team Canada at the Olympics and winning the MVP award in the French LFB in the 2017-2018 season (16ppg and 11rpg). In the 2018-2019 season, Nayo's MVP performance helped Bourges Basket secure the cup title.
In the 2018-2019 Euroleague season, Nayo averaged 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, while shooting 66 % from the floor. Her efficiency rating of 14.4 ranked her in the Top 20 among some of the best players in the world.
Nayo is an aggressive rebounder on both ends of the floor. Offensively, she is extremely versatile: scoring in transition, post ups, pick n roll situations, and attacking 1 v.s 1 from mid range. The 2x Defensive Player of the Year combines a high basketball IQ with quick feet and length to shut down opponents.
Nayo played for powerhouse Nadezhda Orenburg in the 2019-2020 season, where she averaged 12 points, 8.3 rebounds (#4 in the league) and 3 assists, while shooting 48% from the field. In the Euroleague Women competition, Nayo ranks among the Top 10 rebounders (8.0rpg).
Nayo qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with Team Canada before the games were cancelled. On the way to qualifying Nayo put up a monster game against Puerto Rico with 27 points and 11 rebounds in the Pre Qualifying Tournament.