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Charlotte Smith-Taylor | 23
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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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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.


  • 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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