Taylor Continues Career with K-State
She proved that at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, where she was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American after leading the Lady Roadrunners to a 21-9 record during the 2013-14 season, and she's ready to do the same at K-State.
She joined the Wildcat squad this summer after a successful two-year career at State Fair, and now, the junior point guard is ready to step in and make an impact on the court of Bramlage Coliseum.
"I'm quick and explosive," Taylor explained when asked about her playing style. "I hustle, I like to shoot and I'm a scorer. I'll steal the ball. I'm your basic point guard."
Taylor proved her versatility as a point guard as she was State Fair's leading scorer, averaging 15.4 points per game and notching 24 double-figure games. She also led the Lady Roadrunners with 3.4 assists per game, 2.1 steals and a .753 free throw percentage.
Along with earning NJCAA Division I First Team All-American honors, the Gary, Indiana, native from Westside High School also helped State Fair to a Region 16 Tournament title, a district title and the program's first appearance at the NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship since the 2010-11 season. Taylor earned Region 16 Most Valuable Player honors and, while her community-college accolades piled up with State Fair, she is excited to continue her collegiate career competing at the next level.
Taylor had offers from Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Arkansas, TCU and Florida A&M coming out of State Fair, but she knew K-State was the place for her after her first visit.
"I chose to come to K-State one, because of the coaches, and two, when I came on my visit, I really liked how everyone treated me and I really liked the atmosphere," said Taylor. "It just felt like this was going to be my next home for basketball."
In the 47-year history of K-State women's basketball, Taylor is only the second player to hail from the state of Indiana. She is studying criminology and hopes to join the United States Air Force after her time at K-State.
"My goals are, first, to obtain my degree," said Taylor, "and then second, to win a title here at K-State."
K-State women's basketball tips off its season with back-to-back exhibition matchups against Emporia State on Nov. 3, and Newman on Nov. 10. Both games will tip off at 7p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum.