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Charlotte Smith-Taylor | 23
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2006
Statistics
 PPG
 RPG
 APG
 EFF
Position:  F
Born: Aug 23, 1973
Height: 6-0 /  1,83
Weight: 148  lbs. /  67,1  kg.
College : North Carolina '95
Career Highlights
  • Named to the ABL All-Star Team in 1997-98
  • Named MVP of the Italian All-Star Game in 1995-96
  • Named MVP of Jones Cup tourney in 1996
  • Named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player as a junior (1994)
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    BACKGROUND

    2002:
    Averaged 8.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game…One of four Sting players to start every game in 2002…Registered new single-game career highs in three point field goals made (4) and blocks (4) on July 19 vs. Sacramento…Led the Sting in rebounding two times and assists on three occasions…Scored a season-high 14 points vs. Sacramento on July 19…Playoffs Averaged 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games.

    2001:
    Played in 30 games, starting 24 . . . Averaged 5.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 22.6 minutes . . . Scored in double figures twice . . . Led the Sting in scoring twice, in rebounds five times and in assists three times . . . Scored a season-high 13 points on July 12 vs. Orlando . . . Tied a career-high with five assists on July 20 vs. Orlando . . . Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds and scored nine points against Washington on July 26, falling one point short of her first career WNBA double-double . . . Playoffs Started all eight games and averaged 5.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 28.0 minutes.

    2000:
    Played in 30 of 32 games missing two contests due to a knee injury . . . Averaged 5.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists . . . Started seven games in place of the injured Tracy Reid and Shalonda Enis . . . Tripled her output of a year ago from three-point range hitting 24-of-76 (31.6-percent) on the season . . . Scored a career-high 17 points on 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc on July 28 vs. the New York Liberty . . . Topped double figures in scoring on five occasions and in rebounding once.

    1999:
    Averaged 5.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists . . . Reached double figures in scoring on five occasions . . . Scored a season-high 12 points vs. Orlando on July 9 and against Washington on July 17 . . . Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds at Orlando on July 3 . . . Played in all 32 games, starting the final 24 in place of the injured Tracy Reid . . . Playoffs . . . Scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds in Charlotte's first round game against Detroit . . . Averaged 8.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in three games against New York . . . Overall, averaged 9.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in four games.

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    Ranks ninth on the ABL career rebounds list (558), sixth in free throw attempts (454) and eighth in offensive rebounds (237)...In 1998-99, played for the San Jose Lasers and averaged 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 13 games...In 1997-98, averaged 12.2 points and 6.0 rebounds for the San Jose Lasers while hitting 48.8 percent of her field goal attempts and 73.8-percent of her free throws...Named to the ABL All-Star Team...In 1996-97, played for the Colorado Explosion where she averaged 15.7 points and 6.5 rebounds...Hit 41.9 percent of her field goal attempts and 77.8-percent of her free throw attempts... Finished 12th in league MVP balloting...Named ABL player of the week on November 1...Played in Italy during the 1999-2000 season...Played in Italy during the 1995-96 season where she averaged 20.0 points and 8.0 rebounds and was named MVP of the Italian All-Star Game....Member of the 1997 USA Basketball Women's International Invitational team that captured the tournament title... Member of the gold-medal winning 1996 USA Jones Cup Team where she averaged 9.7 points and 58 rebounds, shot 64.2-percent (34-of-53) from the field and was named MVP of the tournament...Member of the silver-medal winning 1995 USA World University Games team where she averaged 13.7 points and a team-leading 7.9 rebounds...Member of the 1994 USA Select Team that toured Israel and France and finished with a 3-1 record...Member of the gold-medal winning 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival South team where she averaged 11.0 points and 6.0 rebounds...Named to the 1993 USOF All-Festival Team...Member of the silver-medal winning 1992 Junior World Championship Qualifying team.

    COLLEGE:
    Finished third in voting for the Naismith Award given to the top women's basketball player . . . Named First-Team All-America by the Associated Press, U.S. Basketball Writer's Association and Kodak/WBCA . . . Finished her career as the second leading scorer and rebounder in North Carolina history, and as the seventh leading scorer and third leading rebounder in Atlantic Coast Conference history . . . Led the Tar Heels in rebounding in each of her four seasons . . . Led the ACC in scoring (19.6) and rebounding (10.7) during her senior year . . . Hit 53.3-percent of her field goals as a senior to finish fourth in the ACC . . . Finished second in the team in assists and steals as a senior . . . Named First-Team All-ACC during her junior and senior seasons . . . Named MVP of the ACC Tournament as a junior (21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds) and senior (23.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists ad 2.0 steals) . . . Named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player as a junior after scoring 20 points, grabbing 23 rebounds an hitting what is widely considered to be the most dramatic shot in the history of women's basketball - the game-winning three-pointer with 0.7 seconds remaining to give the Tar Heels a 60-59 win over Louisiana Tech in the National Championship Game . . . Her 23 boards in the title game tied an NCAA Tournament record . . . She also added 23 points, eight rebounds and a career-high eight assists against Purdue in the semifinals . . . Named ACC Rookie of the Year . . . Majored in sociology.


    PERSONAL

  • Full name is Charlotte Daniele Smith
  • Married to Johnny Taylor
  • Niece of basketball Hall-of-Fame inductee David Thompson
  • Parents are Ulysses and Falonda…Has four brothers, Chad, Brian, Bernard and Ulysses III.
  • Plays the piano and once sang the National Anthem at a San Jose Lasers game
  • Four-time MVP at Shelby High School, where she won two conference championships
  • Named to the Greensboro News and Record 1991 High School All-State team and earned SWVC Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior
  • Speaks some Italian and Spanish
  • Would like to pursue social work in her next career
  • Worked in the Charlotte Sting office as an intern during the past two offseasons while making over 150 appearances in the community
  • Also worked for US Sports Management Inc. during the 2001-02 offseason
  • Spent the 2002-03 offseason as an assistant coach at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina.



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