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Getting To Know: Nariah Taylor

Sept. 11, 2012

Once a week, will introduce you to one of Georgia Tech’s seven women’s basketball freshmen as we get ready to tip-off the 2012-13 season Nov. 11 against Tennessee at McCamish Pavilion.

The 2012-13 Georgia Tech women’s basketball schedule can be found here.

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Nariah Taylor is a 6-5 center from North Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind. Taylor had originally signed with the Auburn Tigers, but when Nell Fortner resigned, Taylor was let out of her letter of intent and signed with the Yellow Jackets in the spring signing period.

In her final prep campaign, Taylor led North Central to the Indiana 4A state title in thrilling style. She scored 10 of her team’s final 12 points in regulation, including a rebound basket at the buzzer to force overtime. She added to the excitement by sinking two free throws with 0.8 seconds left in the first extra period for the win. She was named the Indianapolis Star’s 2012 Super Team Player of the Year and played in the Indiana-Kentucky All-Stars Game. Taylor also added 2012 first team senior all-state accolades from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press.

Taylor was also a standout shot put thrower for North Central. She placed in the top five at the state track meet in the shot put as a sophomore, junior and senior.

Taylor has two siblings, a sister Stacia and a brother Justin. She began playing basketball in fifth grade when an AAU coach saw how tall she was and asked her to play. Taylor plans to major in management at Tech.

More on Nariah Taylor:

Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
LeBron James

What is your go-to pre-game meal?
Jimmy Johns

What is your pre-game routine?
Listen to music and watch film.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Listen to music.

What are you most looking forward to in your freshman year?
Playing against the Dukes, Tennessees and Baylors.

What is your best sports memory?
Winning the 2012 Indiana state title.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

What is your favorite kind ofmusic?

Who have you tried to model your game after?
LeBron when he plays inside.

What career do you want to pursue after Georgia Tech?
Play in the WNBA.

Why did you choose Georgia Tech?
The opportunity to become great.

What team would you really like to see on the schedule?

What is your highest personal and team goal?
Winning an ACC Championship.


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