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Background

2007: Started 11 games, averaged 1.9 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists…led the team in assists on three occasions. 2007 Playoffs: Averaged 1.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 94 minutes of postseason action.

2006: Played in a total of 25 games including all 11 games since re-signing with the Shock on July 26…Shot .188 (3-16) from the field and .571 (8-14) from the foul line…Averaged 1.3 points and 1.4 assists in 11 games with the Shock . . Paced the team in assists on two occasions. 2006 Playoffs: Averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 assists in 12.0 minutes per game.

2005: Picked up the first double-double of her career scoring 12 points and adding a career-high 11 rebounds at Washington on July 7 . . . Suspended by the WNBA for five games from July 13-23. 2005 Playoffs: Saw action in both Shock playoff games, but did not attempt a shot . . . Averaged 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

2004: Ranked 6th in the league in assists, and 3rd in assists-to-turnover ratio… Recorded a franchise and career-high 10 assists vs. Connecticut on 6/27. 2004 Playoffs: Averaged 7.7 points, 2.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 32.3 minutes.

2003: Started and played in 33 games…Averaged 9.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 28.5 minutes during fifth WNBA season…Led team in assists (129) and steals (79)…Tied for second on team in games played (33) and games started (33)…Led team in scoring two times, assists 14 times and rebounds one time…Scored 10-plus points 17 times…9th in WNBA with 3.9 apg… Awarded 2002-03 WNBA off-season Community Assist Award for extensive community outreach. 2003 Playoffs: Averaged 5.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 27.4 minutes while starting all eight games.

2002: In 15 games in a Shock uniform, including 13 starts, averaged 7.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 3.0 apg in 23.5 mpg…Led team in FT percentage (.850), 4.0 apg, 1.5 spg…Second on team in FG percentage (.446), 9.9 ppg, 26.5 mpg, 2.7 tpg…Third on team with 1.7 orpg, 2.5 drpg, 4.2 rpg…Tied for third on team in 3PT FGM (6)…Fourth on team in 3PT FGA’s (22), 3PT FG percentage (.273), assists (60), steals (23)…Tied for fourth on team in FTM (34)…Fifth on team in FGM (54), FTA’s (40)…Led team in scoring two times, rebounds three times and assists 10 times…Scored 10-plus points seven times…T16th in WNBA with 3.0 apg.

2001: Averaged 11.2 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, 3.1 assists per game (tied for 14th in WNBA-first on the team) and 1.53 steals per game (T17th in WNBA)…Scored in double figures in nine straight games and 23 times during the season…Shot 81.0% (47-for-58) from the free throw line in the last 16 games…Had never scored more than nine points in a game prior to this season…Set or tied career-highs in 12 statistical categories this past season…Scored 14 points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished out a team-high three assists against the Comets (8/3)…Shot perfect from the free throw line (6-for-6) , scored 14 points and dished out three assists versus Washington (7/24)…Had a career-high in points with 20 (8-for-9 FG) and pulled down eight rebounds versus the Mystics (6/23)…Nearly had a triple-double with 16 points, eight assists and nine rebounds against Charlotte (6/9)…Reached career-highs in points (357), rebounds (98), assists (98), steals (46) and minutes (1,055).

2000: Averaged 3.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 20 games.

1999: Averaged 2.6 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 18 games during rookie WNBA season.

COLLEGE CAREER: In two years at LSU, averaged 19.1 points per game, fourth in school history…As a senior, led LSU in scoring with 17.9 ppg and steals with 2.4 spg…Finished two-year career as LSU’s 11th leading all-time scorer (1,163)…Selected 1997 District 6 Kodak All-American…Two-time All-SEC selection (1996, 1997)… Started 60 of 61 games at LSU…Recorded 14 points, six rebounds and three steals in 1997 NCAA Regional Semifinal loss to Old Dominion…Majored in physical education.


Personal

Considers her parents, James and Merlene, her role models…The youngest of four children…Has two older brothers, Cedric and Curtis Taylor, and an older sister, Karen Powell, who played basketball at Pearl River Junior College in Mississippi… Has two black Labrador Retrievers, Tyson (after the supermodel) and Jordan (after Michael Jordan)…Would like to pursue a career in coaching after her playing days are over.

Career Transactions

Drafted by Portland (ABL) in the third round (20th overall) in the 1997 ABL Draft…Drafted by Orlando in the fourth round (50th overall) of the 1999 WNBA draft . . . Acquired by Detroit along with Orlando’s 2003 first round draft pick in exchange for Wendy Palmer and the Shock’s 2003 second round pick on July 9, 2002 . . . Selected by the Chicago Sky in the WNBA Expansion Draft on November 16, 2005 . . . Waived by the Sky on July 22, 2006 . . . Signed by the Detroit Shock on July 26, 2006.

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