Jerri Taylor

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Jerri Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
South Bend, Ind.

High School:
Washington

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
07/30/1986



As a Junior 2007-08: Started in all 33 of Xavier `s games ... Third on the team and 20th in the Atlantic 10 at 11.2 points per game ... Shot a team-best 40 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. Her 40 percent effort from deep was the fourth-best total in the Atlantic 10 ... Averaged 2.12 made 3-point field goals per game, which marked the second-highest total in the conference ... Taylor was a regular on the floor as her 32.4 minutes per game marked the 15th highest average in the A-10 ... Her 40 percent effort from deep came on 70-of-175 shooting. The 70 made 3-point field goals were the seventh-highest single-season total in school history and the 175 attempts from long range marked the ninth-highest single-season total in XU annals ... Following teammate Alesia Barringer's injury in early February, Taylor was forced to play more minutes at the point. She excelled in that role as well and finished the season with 67 assists (third-most on the team) to go along with only 47 turnovers ... Opened up the season in memorable fashion, scoring a then career-high 26 points, burying three 3-pointers and dishing-out four assists at Florida on November 9 ... Those 26 points were short lived as Taylor's career high though as she scored 27 points and dropped four more dimes vs. McNeese State on November 24. All 27 of Taylor's points came on 3-point field goals as she made a school-record nine vs. McNeese. Taylor was an unconscious 9-for-12 from long range that day ... Scored 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting in 40 minutes of action vs. East Tennessee on December 16 ... Taylor tweaked her knee in the win at Kentucky on New Year's Day and was hobbled for a good portion of the season. She was at full strength in March though, averaging 13.5 points per game over XU's last four contests.

2008 Postseason: Tied for the team high by averaging 13.5 points per game in XU's four postseason contests ... Taylor shot a tidy 51.4 percent during the postseason, including a scorching 59.1 percent (13-for-22) from beyond the 3-point arc ... Averaged a team-high 35.2 minutes per game and made five of her six free throw attempts ... Dished-out nine assists (second most on the team) to go against only two turnovers ... Poured in a team-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 5-of-12 from deep in the first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Nebraska ... Those five 3-point field goals tied a Xavier record for made 3-point field goals during an NCAA Tournament game ... Scored 14 points and made all four of her free throws down the stretch to secure XU's win over Temple in the A-10 Championship Final.


As a Sophomore 2006-07: Played in all 34 of XU's contests, averaging 4.6 points per game and 1.8 rebounds per game ... Sixth on the squad with 628 minutes played (18.5 mpg) ... Netted a career-high 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting in Xavier's 74-44 victory over Rhode Island (2/25). Taylor was also a scintillating 4-for-5 from beyond the 3-point arc and the four 3-pointers were a season high ... Scored 11 points on two occasions, the first coming in the Musketeers' 80-52 thrashing of Dayton on February 11. Also netted 11 points on February 22 vs. Fordham. Taylor was 5-of-10 from the field and buried a trey vs. the Rams ... Xavier was a perfect 3-0 when Taylor scored in double figures ... Pulled down a career-high nine rebounds (all defensive) in XU's 72-55 win over Morehead State on December 2 ... Recorded a career best with five assists (against only one turnover) in Xavier's 90-73 win over Eastern Illinois ... Xavier was 8-2 when Taylor dropped at least two dimes ... A spark off the bench, Taylor was one of four Musketeers to drain at least 20 3-pointers and finished the year fifth on the team with 35 assists.

2007 Postseason: Averaged 4.3 points per game and 1.3 rebounds per game in Xaiver's four postseason contests ... Scored eight points and buried a pair of 3-point field goals in XU's NCAA First Round showdown against West Virginia ... Scored four points and dished-out a pair of assists in Xavier's Atlantic 10 semifinal win over Temple on March 4.

As a Freshman 2005-06: Played in all but one of Xavier's games and made the most of her 11.8 minutes per game, averaging 3.4 points per game on 48.1 percent shooting ... Proved to be a solid 3-point shooting threat for the Musketeers, connecting on 48.1 percent of her attempts from long-range ... Also shot a solid 73.7 percent from the charity stripe ... Struggled to take care of the ball early on in the season but settled in and committed only seven turnovers in her last 14 games and went through a seven-game stretch (1/22 - 2/12) where she did not commit a single miscue ... Made her Xavier debut in the season opener vs. Coppin State, scoring five points and making both shots she took from the field ... Scored a season-high 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting in XU's win over Eastern Kentucky (12/6). Taylor also chased down four rebounds and recorded three steals vs. the Colonels ... Matched her season high with 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting in XU's win over Saint Louis on January 6 ... Gave the Musketeers a big lift off the bench vs. George Washington (2/3), scoring five points and connecting on a 3-point field goal in only eight minutes of action in helping XU to the win.

2006 Postseason: Matched her season-high with 11 points in only 18 minutes of action in Xavier's WNIT First Round win over South Carolina on March 17. Taylor was perfect 4-for-4 from the field and made the only shot she attempted from deep vs. the Gamecocks. Before Xavier: Scored 1,024 career points and pulled down 260 career rebounds in her high school career, the last two at Washington High in South Bend, Ind ... Led Washington to a 42-5 record in her two years including a pair of appearances in the Regionals ... Averaged 13.7 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game during her junior year and 14.1 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game during her senior season ... A 2005 McDonald's All-American Nominee and Hoosier Basketball Magazine First Team selection ... Also honored as the Northern Indiana Conference First Team selection and League MVP ... Scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Indiana All-Stars past the Junior All-Stars by a score of 85-84 on June 15, 2005 ... Her 19 points came on 7-of-9 shooting in only 13 minutes of action ... Named to the junior All-Star team in 2004 and was an Adidas National All-Star Camp selection.

Personal: Parents Jennifer and Anthony Taylor ... Step-father Melvin Wilson ... has four siblings Jacques Willis (21) Tenia (15), Meljavon (8) and Jawaun (3) ... Undecided on a major ... Born July 30, 1986 in South Bend, Ind.

CAREER HIGHS
Points27vs. McNeese State (November 24, 2007)
Field Goals Made10at Florida (November 9, 2007)
Field Goals Attempted24at Florida (November 9, 2007)
3-Pt Field Goals Made9vs. McNeese State (November 24, 2007)
3-Pt Field Goals Attempted12vs. McNeese State (november 24, 2007)
Free Throws Made5Twice
Free Throws Attempted7vs. Louisville (December 9, 2007)
Rebounds9vs. Morehead State (December 2, 2006)
Assists5vs. Eastern Illinois (December 15, 2006)
Blocks2vs. Temple (March 4, 2007)
Steals4vs. Richmond (January 16, 2008)

CAREER STATISTICS
YearGP-GSMinFG-APct3FG-APctFT-APctRbs-AvgPFATOSPts-Avg
2005-0629-011.837-77.48112-31.38714-19.73729-1.036142320100-3.4
2006-0734-018.560-167.35920-75.26718-27.66760-1.864354219158-4.6
2007-0833-3332.4130-331.39370-175.40038-52.73175-2.360674732368-11.2
TOTAL96-3321.3227-575.395102-281.36370-98.714164-1.716011611271626-6.5

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