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#11 Nariah Taylor

Nariah Taylor - Women's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-5
Hometown Indianapolis, Ind.
Last School North Central
Year Junior
Nariah Taylor - Women's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2014-15: Played in 22 games … Averaged 2.7 points per game, 2.0 rebounds per game and 0.8 blocks per game … Recorded her first double-figure scoring game of the season, registering 10 points and a career-high five blocks at North Carolina (1/11) … Scored six points and had two blocks vs. Grambling State (11/25)… Went 4-for-4 from the foul line and grabbed five rebounds vs. Morgan State (11/16).

2013-14: Played in 29 games… Averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game … Blocked 28 shots which was good for second on the team … Her 28 blocks were good for sixth by a Tech sophomore all-time … Had the second best shooting percentage on the team at 52.9 (73-138) … Scored in double-figures six times this season, including 12 points against #23/24 NC State (1/26/14) … Began the season off scoring a career-high 14 points against Coppin State (11/8/13)… Shot 83.3 percent from the floor at Maryland (1/19/14) scoring 11 points and pulling down six rebounds … Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds against #13 UNC (2/6/14)… Scored 11 points while grabbing five rebounds and recording two blocks against LSU in the NCAA Tournament (3/23/14).

2012-13: Played in 29 games and started 15… Averaged 1.9 points and 2.5 rebounds per game… Blocked a team-high 20 shots… Her 20 blocks tie for 10th most by a Tech freshman all-time… Finished with a career-high eight points vs. Kennesaw State (11/13) and at Boston College (3/3)… Had a career-best eight boards at BC (3/3)… Blocked three shots in twice, vs. Kennesaw State (11/13) and at BC (3/3)… Tied her then-career-high with six rebounds in overtime win against Wake Forest (1/31), including a key defensive board with 25 seconds left in regulation.

Prep: Led North Central to 2012 4A Indiana state title… She scored 10 of her team’s final 12 points in regulation, including a rebound basket at the horn to force overtime… Sank two free throws with 0.8 seconds left in OT for the win… Named the Indianapolis Star’s 2012 Super Team Player of the Year… Played in Indiana-Kentucky All-Stars Game… Selected to 2012 first team senior all-state by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association… Named to 2012 Associated Press first team all-state team… Placed in top five at state track meet in the shot put as a sophomore, junior and senior… Lists her most memorable athletic moment as winning the 2012 state title.

Personal: Born Dec. 13, 1993, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Kelsey Taylor… Has a sister, Stacia Taylor, and a brother, Justin Taylor… Played three years for Alan Vickery and one year for Deann Ramey at North Central… Was a four-year captain… Threw the shotput and discus for three years at North Central for head coach James Bell and was a three-year captain… Chose Georgia Tech because of the teammates, the academics and the coaches… Began playing basketball in fifth grade when an AAU coach saw how tall she was and asked her to play… Plans to major in business.


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