Wake Forest student-athletes volunteered at Project Pumpkin on Wednesday (Oct. 29).
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.
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.