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Player Bio: LaKeisha Taylor :: Women's Basketball

  LaKeisha Taylor
LaKeisha Taylor
Player Profile
RS Senior

Houston, Texas

High School:
Madison HS





Taylor's Career Honors
UA Team Captain Award
San Juan Shootout All-Tournament Team
UA Most Improved Player
UA Most Improved Player

General:Can shoot well with either hand... Has great timing off the floor... Great rebounder... Tremendous athlete... Runs the floor well... Has the ability to be unstoppable... 6 career double-doubles... 28 career double-digit scoring performances, including four of 20 points or better... Is tied for fourth on the UA’s all-time career field goal percentage list (.516) and tied for eighth in career blocked shots (44)... Played in 116 games during her career...

2001-02: Team tri-captain... Her .764 free throw percentage ranks sixth on the UA single-season list in that category... Finished the season ninth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.481) and 16th in rebounding (5.7 rpg)... Was third on the team in rebounding and fifth in scoring... Five rebounds and four points against Arizona State (3/2/02) in first round of Pac-10 tournament... Shot 5-for-9 from the floor on her way to 13 points and six rebounds at home against Arizona State (2/23/02)... Five points, three rebounds against USC (2/16/02)... Still hobbled by ankle injury, was held to just two rebounds and no points in limited playing time against UCLA (2/14/02)... Missed Washington State (2/9/02) game with minor ankle injury...Third double-double of season with 16 points and a career-high 17 rebounds at Washington (2/7/02)... 16 points, six rebounds against Oregon (2/2/02)... Snagged second double-double of season with 19 points and 13 rebounds against Oregon State (1/31/02)... Played a career-high 41 minutes in that game... Hit 9-for-12 from the floor while tallying 19 points, seven rebounds at California (1/26/02)... Had 13 of those points in the second half... Seven boards at UCLA (1/19/02)... 15 points, eight rebounds and career-high four assists at USC (1/17/02)... Shot 8-for-10 from the free throw line en route to 10 points and four rebounds vs. UC Santa Barbara (1/14/02)... Grabbed seven rebounds against Washington State (1/10/02)... Eight points, five rebounds at Oregon (1/4/02)... Nine points, three rebounds at Arizona State (12/30/01)... 12 points, seven rebounds against Stanford (12/19/01)... Exploded for a career-high-tying 23 points and nine rebounds at S.F. Austin (12/16/01)... 12 points, eight rebounds at Rice (12/8/01)... Eight points, four rebounds, three steals against Pittsburgh (12/2/01)... Shot 7-for-9 from the floor on her way to 17 points and seven rebounds against Holy Cross (11/30/01)... 11 points, five rebounds at New Mexico (11/27/01)... Nailed first double-double of the season with 16 points and a game-high 10 rebounds against Ohio State (11/21/01)...

2001 Italy Tour: Was the team's second-leading rebounder for the tour, averaging 7.5 boards per game to go with 9.5 ppg and 1.8 apg... Opened the tour with seven points and three rebounds against the Venezia club (5/20/01)... Had nine rebounds, eight points and three assists against the San Bonifacio club (5/22/01)... Grabbed a tour-high 13 rebounds to go with nine points and a pair of steals at Alessandria (5/24/01)... Had only double-double of her tour with 12 points and 12 rebounds against the Chieti team (5/30/01)... Scored a tour-high 17 points in the finale against Palestrina (5/31/01)... Also had six rebounds and three assists in that game...

2000-01: Played in 31 games for the season, starting 11... Averaged 9.5 ppg and 5.3 rpg... Finished second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.587)... Had three double-doubles on the year... Had four rebounds at New Mexico (3/17/01) in second round of WNIT... Barely missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds against Pepperdine (3/15/01) in the WNIT first round... six points, four rebounds at Oregon State (3/1/01)... eight points, three rebounds against UCLA (2/15/01)... Tied her career high with 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds at Washington State (2/10/01)... Came off the bench for 18 points, six rebounds and three steals at Washington (2/8/01)... Went 9-for-10 from the floor while registering 20 points and seven rebounds against Oregon State (2/3/01)... Collected 15 points, six rebounds against Oregon (2/1/01)... Shot 5-of-6 from the floor and 7-of-8 from the line on her way to 17 points and five rebounds at USC (1/18/01)... Went off for a career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds against Washington (1/13/01)... Collected 18 points and nine rebounds against Washington State (1/11/01)... Notched second career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds at California (1/4/01)... In first collegiate start, tallied seven points, three rebounds against Kansas (12/29/00)... Named to the San Juan Shootout All-Tournament Team after averaging 12.7 points, 9.3 rebounds per game over the three contests... Collected 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds against Nebraska (12/21/00)... Shot 9-for-12 from the floor en route to career and game highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds against UPR-Mayaguez (12/20/00)... That was her first career double-double... Had 10 points and a game-high-tying eight rebounds against Auburn (12/19/00) at the San Juan Shootout... Ran off 12 points and nine rebounds against Louisville (12/17/00)... Shot 6-for-7 from the floor en route to a career high 14 points against Bowling Green (12/8/00) in the Arizona Basketball Classic... Also had nine rebounds in only 17 minutes of play in that game... Saw first action of season at Notre Dame (11/20/00), tallying nine points and six rebounds... Missed BYU (11/18/00) game because of an ankle sprain...

1999-2000: Named Arizona's Most Improved Player... Scored two points at Tennessee (3/20/00) in the second round of the NCAA tournament ... Collected four points and four rebounds against Kent (3/18/00) in the NCAA first round... Had four points against Oregon State (3/2/00)... Notched six points, six rebounds and a steal against Washington State (2/12/00)... Racked up seven points, four rebounds and two blocks against Washington (2/10/00)... Scored five points against USC (1/22/00)... Grabbed five rebounds at both Washington (1/15/00) and Washington State (1/13/00)... Broke loose for nine points and a career-high 10 rebounds against Stanford (1/8/00)... Registered four points, four rebounds and an assist against Marshall (12/28/99) in first round of Seelbach Cardinal Classic... Pulled down five rebounds and had two steals against Northern Illinois (12/15/99)... Grabbed three rebounds against Colorado State (12/6/99)... Had four points and two rebounds against UCSB (11/30/99)... Collected two points, four rebounds and two blocks at Hawai'i (11/21/99)...Had eight points, four rebounds, a career-high three steals and a block coming off the bench against Oklahoma (11/19/99) in the first round of the Hawaiian Regent Classic...

1998-99: UA Most Improved Player... Played in all but two games... Registered averages of 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest... Collected six points in each of six different games... Came up with six points and three rebounds at Rutgers (3/14/99) in the second round of the NCAA tournament... Went off for a season-high 12 points, including a crucial layup in the waning seconds of overtime to give the Cats a lead, during a first-round NCAA win over Florida (3/12/99)... Contributed eight points against Washington (2/4/99)... Collected 10 points while shooting 4-of-6 from the floor against Oregon State (1/23/99)... Pulled down eight rebounds and blocked a pair of shots at Nebraska (11/15/98)... Had seven rebounds in collegiate debut against UW Green Bay (11/13/98)...

1997-98: Redshirted because of broken arm suffered during preseason...

High School: Lettered two years in basketball at Madison High School in Houston, Texas... Notched 16 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks per game as a senior while leading Madison to a 23-7 record... Was named first team All-Greater Houston, all-district and all-region... Selected as the district and team Most Valuable Player... Her career single-game highs included 34 points, 22 rebounds and 12 blocks... Top game during 1997 season was 31 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks... First team all-district selection as a junior... Honor society member... Club team was the Houston Lady Jaguars...

Personal: Born LaKeisha Michelle Taylor on April 17, 1979, in Houston, Texas... Daughter of Willie and Patricia Thomas... Has a younger sister, Ayala, and brother, Willie Jr.... Majoring in psychology.

Field Goals Made: 10 vs. Washington (1/13/01)
Field Goals Attempted: 17 at Stephen F. Austin (12/16/01)
Free Throws Made: 8, twice, last at Washington (2/7/02)
Free Throws Attempted: 11 at Washington State (2/10/01)
Rebounds: 17 at Washington (2/7/02)
Points: 23, three times, last at Stephen F. Austin (12/16/01)
Assists: 5 vs. Oregon State (1/31/02)
Blocked Shots: 3 vs. Kansas (12/29/00)
Steals: 4 vs. Ohio State (11/21/01)
Minutes Played: 41 vs. Oregon State (1/31/02)

Games Played: 116
Games Started: 26
Scoring Average: 6.3 ppg (734 points)
Rebounding Average: 4.0 rpg (465 rebounds)
Field Goal Percentage: .516 (274-531)
Free Throw Percentage: .686 (186-271)
Assists Average: 0.4 apg (52 assists)
Blocks Average: 0.4 bpg (44 blocks)
Steals Average: 0.5 spg (58 steals)
Minutes Played Average: 15.5 mpg (1800 minutes)