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Ataijah Taylor
Ataijah  Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roanoke, Va.

High School:
Salem

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/07/1995

01/24/2016

Deacs Outlast Boston College For Second-Straight Win

Wake Forest hit nine free throws in the final minutes to seal at 65-59 win on the road against Boston College on Sunday afternoon in Chestnut Hill. Mass.

01/21/2016

Deacs Storm Past Tar Heels 75-63

Wake Forest led for double digits most of the game on the way to a 75-63 victory over North Carolina, the first win over the Tar Heels since 2004.

12/28/2015

Wake Forest Drops Surfing Santa Classic Opener to Hampton

The Pirates edged Wake Forest 47-42

12/20/2015

Wake Forest Beats Richmond, Earn Third-Straight Win

Demon Deacons top Richmond 43-33

12/18/2015

Quinn, Campbell Lead Wake Forest Past Coastal Carolina

Wake Forest rolled past Coastal Carolina 81-52

02/08/2016

2015-16 Wake Forest Women's Basketball: Deacs Battle Back to Take Down NC State

Wake Forest fell behind 16-3 in the first quarter, but battled back and ultimately came away with a 63-58 victory over No. RV/RV NC State on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2016. It marks the first win over NC State since 2013 and gives Wake Forest wins over NC State and North Carolina in the same season for the first time since 2003-04.

02/01/2016

Behind The Scenes: On the Road with the Deacs

Behind The Scenes: On the Road with the Deacs

01/23/2016

2015 Wake Forest Women's Basketball: Deacs Storm Past Tar Heels 75-63

Wake Forest women's basketball took down North Carolina 75-63 on Jan. 21, 2016, for the first time since the 2004 season.

01/21/2016

Wake Forest vs. North Carolina

Wake Forest used a hot start to build a double-digit lead on the way to beating North Carolina 75-63.

01/10/2016

Wake Forest vs. Virginia

Virginia used a fourth-quarter comeback to beat Wake Forest 52-50, holding Wake Forest to three points in the quarter.

12/15/2015

Wake Forest vs. Jacksonville

In front of a program-record crowd of 8,849, the Wake Forest women's basketball team picked up a 57-51 win over Jacksonville

11/17/2015

Wake Forest vs. Davidson

Amber Campbell's game-high 20 points led Wake Forest to a 3-0 start with a 77-58 victory over Davidson.

11/13/2015

Wake Forest vs. LSU

Wake Forest took down LSU 60-57 in the season-opener to move to 14-2 in its last 16 season-opening contests.


2014-15 (Sophomore))
Appeared in all 33 games and started the final 23 games of the season … Led the Demon Deacons with 92 assists … Averaged 4.2 points and 1.5 rebounds per game … Scored 11 points with five rebounds and four assists off the bench in the season-opening win over Longwood … Grabbed a career-high three steals in the win over American … Made first start of the season against Towson, dishing out five assists … Tied season-high with 11 points to go along with career-high eight assists and three steals at No. 10 Duke … Contributed five rebounds, five assists and three steals at Virginia … Tied career high with eight assists against Duke in the ACC Tournament.

2013-14 Season (Freshman)
Played in 28 games, missing just three games due to injury ... Made eight starts ... Scored 4.7 points per game and dished-out 40 assists ... Played over 20 minutes per game and averaged 1.6 rebounds per game ... Had a solid collegiate debut with 12 points, three rebounds and two assists in the season-opener at Marquette (11/9) ... Scored in double-figures in her first two collegiate games ... Dished-out four assists against No. 20 Cal ... Scored nine points and had a season-high four steals and five rebounds against Florida A&M (12/28) ... Made her first collegiate start against Miami (1/4) and finished with a season-high tying 12 points ... Played a season-high 36 minutes against NC State (1/12) ... Made her first two three-pointers of the year and dished-out a season-high six assists in the win over Clemson (1/20).

Prior to Wake Forest
Led Salem High School to a VHSL Group AA state championship in 2012-13 with a 27-3 record ... Scored 22 points in the championship game ... Named the VHSL Group AA State Player of The Year and earned first team All-State honors ... Also claimed Roanoke's Timesland Player of the Year honors ... Averaged better than 18 points, four rebounds and five assists per game as a senior ... Helped Salem to back-to-back Group AA semifinals appearances as a sophomore and junior ... Earned second team All-State honors as a junior and was a three-time All-Region honoree ... Was named to the All-Timesland, All-River Ridge District and All-Kiwanis Roanoke first team each of the last three years ... Reached the 1,000-point plateau during her junior season ... Was an ESPN HoopGurlz Top-150 player ... Scored over 1,000 points in just three high school seasons ... Was a Nike Skills Academy Participant four times ... Played AAU ball for the Boo Williams Summer League team ... Won the USJN Classic and advanced to the Elite 8 at the Nike Tournament: April Evaluation, Super Showcase in Orlando, Battle in the Boro and the USJN DC.

Background
Full name is Ataijah Shynice Taylor ... Born on March 7, 1995 in Roanoke, Va. ... Daughter of Shannon Taylor and Bridgette Joyce ... Has three brothers, Adrian Joyce, Amare Taylor and Sean Taylor ... Father Shannon was a standout football player at Virginia from 1995-99 and then went on to play in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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