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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

05/16/2016

Wake Forest Student-Athletes Celebrate Graduation Day

Fifty-eight Wake Forest student-athletes received their degree on Monday morning at the annual Commencement Ceremony.

05/16/2016

Wake Forest Student-Athletes Celebrate Graduation Day

Fifty-eight Wake Forest student-athletes received their degree on Monday morning at the annual Commencement Ceremony.

03/17/2016

Deacs Edge Charlotte 72-69 in WNIT

Wake Forest gutted through a 72-69 victory over Charlotte on Thursday night to advance to the second round of the WNIT.

03/02/2016

Deacs Cruise to ACC First Round Win Over Clemson

Wake Forest had two double-digit runs in the first half to build an 18-point halftime lead on the way to a convincing 73-58 win over 15th-seeded Clemson.

03/01/2016

Taylor Named to 'So You Want To Be A Coach' Class of 2016

Ataijah Taylor has been picked as one of 75 players nationwide to participate in the WBCA’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” program from April 1-3.

03/18/2016

2015-16 Wake Forest Women's Basketball: Deacs Edge Charlotte 72-69 in WNIT

Wake Forest gutted out a 72-69 win over Charlotte in the WNIT on March 17, 2016. Amber Campbell hit a three in the final minutes to seal the deal in Wake Forest's first postseason appearance since 2012.

02/16/2016

2015-16 Wake Forest Women's Basketball: Campbell's Career-High 27 Paces Deacs Past Duke

Amber Campbell's career-high 27 points lifted Wake Forest to its first win over Duke since March 5, 1993, breaking a stretch of 45 losses in a row against the Blue Devils.

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.

05/17/2016

2016 Wake Forest Graduation

Wake Forest University held its annual Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 16.

03/17/2016

2016 WNIT: Wake Forest vs. Charlotte

Wake Forest topped Charlotte 72-69 in the first round of the WNIT Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Halton Arena.

03/03/2016

Wake Forest vs. Georgia Tech

Wake Forest lost a heartbreaker on March 3, 2016, to Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament second round.

03/02/2016

Wake Forest vs. Clemson

Wake Forest cruised past Clemson 73-58 in the first round of the ACC Tournament on March 2, 2016.

02/17/2016

Wake Forest vs. Duke

Wake Forest took down Duke for the first time since 1993 on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, during the annual Pink Game.


2015-16 (Junior)
Appeared in all 33 games in 2015-16, starting 24 of them … Averaged a career-best 5.8 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest … Knocked down a career-high 36.6 percent of her shots, going 59-for-161 from the floor … Led the Demon Deacons in assists with 111 on the year, averaging out to be 3.4 per game which was good for 12th in the ACC … Scored a career-high 15 points in the win over Richmond (12/20), notching nearly 35 percent of Wake Forest points in the 43-33 win over the Spiders … Nearly matched the figure with 13 points against North Carolina (1/21) … Also chipped in double-digit scoring efforts with 11 points against Missouri (11/22), 10 points against American (11/29), 11 points against Hampton (12/28) and 10 points against NC State (1/3) … Posted a career-high eight assists in her first start of the season against Belmont (12/6) and matched it in the loss to Duke (1/7) … Did not score at Pittsburgh (2/4) but dished seven assists to help Wake Forest start its four-game winning streak to open February … Helped the Deacs win a game in the ACC Tournament for the eighth year in a row with a complete effort against Clemson (3/2), adding six points, six rebounds and four assists in the victory.

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 (11/15) … Contributed a career-high three steals in the win over American (12/28) … Made first start of the season against Towson (12/18), 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 (1/4) … Contributed five rebounds, five assists and three steals at Virginia (1/8) … Tied career high with eight assists against Duke (3/6) in the ACC Tournament.

2013-14 Season (Freshman)
Played in 28 games, missing 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 ... 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 (11/29) ... 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).

High School:
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 backto-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 final 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.

Personal:
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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