WNBA Prospect Profile
(Photo courtesy of Tennessee)
Taber Spani - Tennessee
Position:
Guard
Height:
6'1"
Birthdate:
01/27/91
Birthplace:
Independence, MO
High School:
Metro Academy
College Highlights
Earned a spot on the 2013 SEC All-Tournament Team after posting career-highs of 33 points (tops among SEC players this season) and five made treys vs. Texas A&M in semifinals. Also was named to the SEC Women's Basketball Community Service Team. 2011-12: Had six double-figure scoring outputs in first nine games before knee issues limited her playing time. 2010-11: Started 26 games as a sophomore with Vols going 16-0 when she scored in double figures (until the NCAA Regional Final loss to Notre Dame). PREP: Although home-schooled in Summit, Mo., played sports for Metro Academy (Olathe, Kan.) and was the 2009 Gatorade Kansas POY. Ranked seventh all-time in scoring, ninth in rebounds, in the nat'l high school sports record books, making her the only girls' hoops player ever to rank in the top 10 in both categories. MISC: Earned degree in communication studies last August. Father, Gary, starred at linebacker for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs for 10 years; sister Tanis plays basketball for Southwest Baptist; older sister Shalin played at Kansas State; grandfather, Frosty Westering, played football at Northwestern, coached at Pacific Lutheran and was inducted into the College Football HOF.
College Statistics
Tennessee
Season G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2009-10 33 69 167 .413 28 37 .757 26 71 .366 90 43 11 8 192 5.80
2010-11 37 108 250 .432 44 55 .800 35 95 .368 153 51 17 8 295 8.00
2011-12 27 61 164 .372 23 30 .767 34 85 .400 69 34 11 6 179 6.60
2012-13 35 137 307 .446 65 76 .855 48 130 .369 157 41 20 12 387 11.1
totals 132 375 888 .422 160 198 .808 143 381 .375 469 169 59 34 1053 8.00