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Taiye Bello

College/Country: Minnesota
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2
Birthdate: October 24, 1998
Birthplace: Southfield, Mich.
High School: Southfield-Lathrup (Southfield, Mich.)

Holds UM record for career off. rebs. (462), surpassing Janel McCarville; ranks 3rd in def. rebs. (549) and games with 20+ boards (2); 5th in FG% (.512), tot. rebs. (1,011) and blocks (129). 2x All-Big Ten – Second Team by league’s coaches & media (2020); Hon. Mention (2019). Increased ppg figure in each of her four seasons. As junior, set program single-season record with 152 off. boards and had 7 games of at least 18 tot. rebs., including 20p/18r effort in win over No. 12 Syracuse.  PREP: 2016 AP Class A All-State Second Team after honorable mention in 2015. Avg’d a double-double of 10.9 points and 10.5 rebounds as senior. Coached by Michele Marshall. Pplayed AAU for Michigan Storm.  PERS: Daughter of Anthony and Durojaiye Bello. Twin sister of UM teammate Kehinde Bello. Has two other siblings, Bimpe and Seni; Seni (“Shane” Lawal) played for Wayne State and Nigerian Olympic Team.

Career Statistics

ppg
8.0
stl
0.8
reb
8.3
blk
1.1
ast
0.6
fg%
51.2