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Women's Basketball

3 Taylor Samuels
3 Taylor Samuels
Height: 5-6
Year: SR
Hometown: Springfield, VA
High School: West Springfield
Position: Guard
Major: Mathematics & Economics
gp 25
pts/g 8.8
fg % 36.9
3pt % 30.3
ft % 81.0
reb/g 3.6
a/g 2.8

2016-2017 VaSID Academic All-State

2017-18: All-time leader in games started (96)...second all-time in games played (99) and minutes played (2,844)...concluded her career with 729 career points, 185 career assists, 121 career steals and 304 career rebounds...started and appeared in all 25 games for the WildCats at the guard position...tied for first on the team with 33 steals and six blocks...led the team with minutes played, seeing action for a total of 798 minutes...tied for second on team with 220 points, averaging 8.8 points per game...tied for second on team with 71 assists, averaging 2.8 assists per game...averaged 3.6 rebounds per game, achieving 90 in total for the season...had 12 games in which she recorded 10 or more points...recorded a season-high 22 points against Greensboro College on Nov. 18.

2016-2017: Steady guard put in an impressive junior season…was the only player on the team to play and start every game…played multiple guard spots, handling the ball when needed…was stout defensively, using her quickness in key situations, especially in the press that the WildCats used often…averaged a career-high 8.4 points per game…posted double-figures in eight games, including 16 against NCWC and the historic win over Bridgewater…solid rebounder…averaged 3.6 per game from the guard spot…also averaged 1.8 assists per game…led the team in minutes played, seeing action for 29.2 minutes per game…that total was 22nd in the conference…will look to finish off a terrific career and lead the team to even better heights.

2015-2016: Had a great sophomore year, as she was one of only three players to play in every game and the only one to start them all…the agile guard averaged 6.3 points per game, and also picked up a steal a game…four times scored in double-figures, including a season-high 14 against Mary Baldwin…was indispensable on the defensive end of the floor…also helped handle the ball…shot a 43.3 percent from the field…will look to take on a larger role as a junior.

2014-2015: Had a great first year as a member of the WildCats basketball team…played in 23 games during the year, starting in 20 of them…was the top first-year scorer for the WildCats…notched a career-high 18 points against Eastern Mennonite University…tallied double-figures in three other games during the year, scoring 11 in her first game, a win over St. Mary’s (Md.) College, having 12 in the win over Hollins, and tallying 15 in the season finale at Emory & Henry…will be counted on to carry a larger load as a sophomore.

Before Randolph: Four-year basketball player and two-year starter...Patriot disctrict champions three-times...all-district honorable mention twice...all-tournament team for district...three-year state finalist...AP scholar...honor roll student...scholar-athlete award for maintaining a 3.5 gpa all four years

Personal: Daughter of Robert and Stella...has a twin sister, Stacey, who works as a student assistant with the women's team...played with EMU's Nora Osei.

Recent Games
Feb 3 Hollins W, 53-47
Feb 7 Va. Wesleyan L, 58-46
Feb 10 at Emory & Henry L, 73-47
Feb 14 Guilford L, 67-45
Feb 17 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 73-64
Feb 19 at Va. Wesleyan L, 60-46
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 25 16
Games started 25 16
Minutes 798 522
Minutes per game 31.9 32.6
FG 83-225 51-145
FG Pct 36.9 35.2
3PT 20-66 11-42
3PT Pct 30.3 26.2
FT 34-42 17-23
FT Pct 81.0 73.9
Off rebounds 31 25
Def rebounds 59 39
Total rebounds 90 64
Rebounds per game 3.6 4.0
Personal fouls 59 37
Disqualifications 2 1
Assists 71 45
Turnovers 59 35
Assist to turnover ratio 1.2 1.3
Steals 33 24
Blocks 6 4
Points 220 130
Points per game 8.8 8.1
Points per 40 min 11.0 10.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 15 Meredith W, 72-55 1 31 5-9 55.6 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 11
Nov 18 vs. Greensboro L, 66-54 1 32 8-15 53.3 4-4 100.0 2-2 100.0 22
Nov 19 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 69-57 1 36 2-7 28.6 1-2 50.0 5-5 100.0 10
Nov 21 at Southern Virginia L, 79-68 1 24 4-6 66.7 1-1 100.0 2-2 100.0 11
Nov 28 at East. Mennonite L, 59-57 1 40 5-13 38.5 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 10
Nov 30 at Salem W, 63-57 1 28 1-5 20.0 0-2 0.0 5-6 83.3 7
Dec 4 at Shenandoah L, 62-60 1 35 3-9 33.3 0-1 0.0 3-6 50.0 9
Dec 9 Mid-Atlantic Christ.   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 18 Washington Adventist L, 60-38 1 30 2-10 20.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4
Dec 20 Averett L, 79-69 1 28 2-7 28.6 0-2 0.0 2-2 100.0 6
Dec 30 St. Andrews L, 69-66 1 33 4-12 33.3 2-5 40.0 1-2 50.0 11
Jan 3 Lynchburg L, 56-35 1 31 4-8 50.0 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 12
Jan 6 at Roanoke L, 62-50 1 34 2-8 25.0 0-2 0.0 2-2 100.0 6
Jan 10 at Hollins W, 55-50 1 32 6-11 54.5 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 14
Jan 13 Washington and Lee L, 76-58 1 34 3-11 27.3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 6
Jan 16 Randolph-Macon L, 67-40 1 25 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0-2 0.0 0
Jan 20 at Va. Wesleyan L, 70-37 1 19 0-5 0.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0
Jan 24 at Bridgewater (Va.) L, 79-49 1 31 2-9 22.2 0-2 0.0 2-2 100.0 6
Jan 27 Shenandoah L, 66-50 1 33 2-11 18.2 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 4
Jan 30 at Washington and Lee L, 80-50 1 31 5-11 45.5 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 11
Feb 3 Hollins W, 53-47 1 35 5-13 38.5 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 13
Feb 7 Va. Wesleyan L, 58-46 1 38 3-8 37.5 1-5 20.0 3-3 100.0 10
Feb 10 at Emory & Henry L, 73-47 1 37 5-13 38.5 3-8 37.5 2-2 100.0 15
Feb 14 Guilford L, 67-45 1 32 2-4 50.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 5
Feb 17 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 73-64 1 35 4-9 44.4 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 9
Feb 19 at Va. Wesleyan L, 60-46 1 34 4-9 44.4 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 8
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 15 Meredith W, 72-55 1 31 2 1 3 1 4 0.3 0 0 1 -
Nov 18 vs. Greensboro L, 66-54 1 32 0 2 2 2 7 0.3 0 0 3 -
Nov 19 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 69-57 1 36 0 6 6 5 3 1.7 2 0 3 -
Nov 21 at Southern Virginia L, 79-68 1 24 1 1 2 5 2 2.5 1 1 5 1
Nov 28 at East. Mennonite L, 59-57 1 40 1 0 1 2 2 1.0 1 1 2 -
Nov 30 at Salem W, 63-57 1 28 1 3 4 5 2 2.5 2 1 3 -
Dec 4 at Shenandoah L, 62-60 1 35 1 2 3 2 1 2.0 0 0 4 -
Dec 9 Mid-Atlantic Christ.   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 18 Washington Adventist L, 60-38 1 30 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 -
Dec 20 Averett L, 79-69 1 28 0 2 2 3 4 0.8 1 0 1 -
Dec 30 St. Andrews L, 69-66 1 33 2 2 4 4 2 2.0 1 0 2 -
Jan 3 Lynchburg L, 56-35 1 31 1 5 6 2 1 2.0 4 0 1 -
Jan 6 at Roanoke L, 62-50 1 34 3 3 6 4 2 2.0 1 0 1 0
Jan 10 at Hollins W, 55-50 1 32 2 1 3 2 3 0.7 3 0 1 -
Jan 13 Washington and Lee L, 76-58 1 34 1 5 6 5 0 - 1 0 1 -
Jan 16 Randolph-Macon L, 67-40 1 25 2 2 4 2 3 0.7 3 0 1 -
Jan 20 at Va. Wesleyan L, 70-37 1 19 3 2 5 0 4 0.0 1 0 4 -
Jan 24 at Bridgewater (Va.) L, 79-49 1 31 0 4 4 3 5 0.6 1 1 2 0
Jan 27 Shenandoah L, 66-50 1 33 1 3 4 5 2 2.5 1 1 4 -
Jan 30 at Washington and Lee L, 80-50 1 31 2 1 3 4 0 - 1 0 2 -
Feb 3 Hollins W, 53-47 1 35 0 2 2 3 1 3.0 2 1 2 -
Feb 7 Va. Wesleyan L, 58-46 1 38 2 2 4 0 2 0.0 1 0 4 -
Feb 10 at Emory & Henry L, 73-47 1 37 4 2 6 1 6 0.2 1 0 1 -
Feb 14 Guilford L, 67-45 1 32 1 3 4 5 1 5.0 2 0 2 -
Feb 17 Bridgewater (Va.) L, 73-64 1 35 1 2 3 5 2 2.5 1 0 5 1
Feb 19 at Va. Wesleyan L, 60-46 1 34 0 3 3 0 0 - 1 0 4 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 23 20 25.6 2.3-5.8 39.8 0.3-1.1 30.8 0.7-1.2 59.3 5.7
2015-16 26 26 28.4 2.8-6.6 43.3 0.2-0.7 22.2 0.5-0.8 61.9 6.3
2016-17 27 27 29.2 3.3-8.2 40.3 0.3-0.7 36.8 1.6-2.0 76.4 8.4
2017-18 25 25 31.9 3.3-9.0 36.9 0.8-2.6 30.3 1.4-1.7 81.0 8.8
Total 101 98 28.8 3.0-7.4 39.9 0.4-1.3 30.2 1.0-1.4 72.4 7.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 23 20 589 53-133 39.8 8-26 30.8 16-27 59.3 130
2015-16 26 26 738 74-171 43.3 4-18 22.2 13-21 61.9 165
2016-17 27 27 788 89-221 40.3 7-19 36.8 42-55 76.4 227
2017-18 25 25 798 83-225 36.9 20-66 30.3 34-42 81.0 220
Total 101 98 2913 299-750 39.9 39-129 30.2 105-145 72.4 742
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 23 20 25.6 3.6-9.0 39.8 0.5-1.8 30.8 1.1-1.8 59.3 8.8
2015-16 26 26 28.4 4.0-9.3 43.3 0.2-1.0 22.2 0.7-1.1 61.9 8.9
2016-17 27 27 29.2 4.5-11.2 40.3 0.4-1.0 36.8 2.1-2.8 76.4 11.5
2017-18 25 25 31.9 4.2-11.3 36.9 1.0-3.3 30.3 1.7-2.1 81.0 11.0
Total 101 98 28.8 4.1-10.3 39.9 0.5-1.8 30.2 1.4-2.0 72.4 10.2
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2014-15 23 20 25.6 0.3 1.6 1.9 1.5 0.0 1.4 2.5 0.6 0.9 0.0
2015-16 26 26 28.4 0.9 2.2 3.0 2.5 0.0 1.4 1.8 0.8 1.0 0.0
2016-17 27 27 29.2 1.4 2.2 3.6 2.0 0.0 1.8 2.1 0.8 1.6 0.3
2017-18 25 25 31.9 1.2 2.4 3.6 2.4 0.1 2.8 2.4 1.2 1.3 0.2
Total 101 98 28.8 1.0 2.1 3.1 2.1 0.0 1.9 2.2 0.9 1.2 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 23 20 589 8 36 44 34 1 33 57 0.6 20 1
2015-16 26 26 738 23 56 79 66 1 37 46 0.8 26 1
2016-17 27 27 788 37 60 97 54 1 49 58 0.8 44 8
2017-18 25 25 798 31 59 90 59 2 71 59 1.2 33 6
Total 101 98 2913 99 211 310 213 5 190 220 0.9 123 16
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2014-15 23 20 25.6 0.5 2.4 3.0 2.3 0.1 2.2 3.9 0.6 1.4 0.1
2015-16 26 26 28.4 1.2 3.0 4.3 3.6 0.1 2.0 2.5 0.8 1.4 0.1
2016-17 27 27 29.2 1.9 3.0 4.9 2.7 0.1 2.5 2.9 0.8 2.2 0.4
2017-18 25 25 31.9 1.6 3.0 4.5 3.0 0.1 3.6 3.0 1.2 1.7 0.3
Total 101 98 28.8 1.4 2.9 4.3 2.9 0.1 2.6 3.0 0.9 1.7 0.2
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 25 25 31.9 3.3-9.0 36.9 0.8-2.6 30.3 1.4-1.7 81.0 8.8
Conference 16 16 32.6 3.2-9.1 35.2 0.7-2.6 26.2 1.1-1.4 73.9 8.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 32.1 3.0-8.7 34.6 0.8-2.4 31.0 0.8-1.2 71.4 7.6
Away 12 12 31.8 3.2-8.8 36.8 0.6-2.8 21.2 1.8-2.2 84.6 8.9
Neutral 1 1 32.0 8.0-15.0 53.3 4.0-4.0 100.0 2.0-2.0 100.0 22.0
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Wins 5 5 32.4 3.8-9.0 42.2 1.4-3.0 46.7 2.0-2.2 90.9 11.0
Losses 20 20 31.8 3.2-9.0 35.6 0.7-2.5 25.5 1.2-1.6 77.4 8.3
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November 6 6 31.8 4.2-9.2 45.5 1.2-2.7 43.8 2.3-2.5 93.3 11.8
December 4 4 31.5 2.8-9.5 28.9 0.5-2.2 22.2 1.5-2.5 60.0 7.5
January 9 9 30.0 2.7-8.4 31.6 0.2-1.4 15.4 1.0-1.3 75.0 6.6
February 6 6 35.2 3.8-9.3 41.1 1.5-4.7 32.1 0.8-0.8 100.0 10.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 25 25 798 83-225 36.9 20-66 30.3 34-42 81.0 220
Conference 16 16 522 51-145 35.2 11-42 26.2 17-23 73.9 130
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 12 12 385 36-104 34.6 9-29 31.0 10-14 71.4 91
Away 12 12 381 39-106 36.8 7-33 21.2 22-26 84.6 107
Neutral 1 1 32 8-15 53.3 4-4 100.0 2-2 100.0 22
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Wins 5 5 162 19-45 42.2 7-15 46.7 10-11 90.9 55
Losses 20 20 636 64-180 35.6 13-51 25.5 24-31 77.4 165
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November 6 6 191 25-55 45.5 7-16 43.8 14-15 93.3 71
December 4 4 126 11-38 28.9 2-9 22.2 6-10 60.0 30
January 9 9 270 24-76 31.6 2-13 15.4 9-12 75.0 59
February 6 6 211 23-56 41.1 9-28 32.1 5-5 100.0 60
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 25 25 31.9 4.2-11.3 36.9 1.0-3.3 30.3 1.7-2.1 81.0 11.0
Conference 16 16 32.6 3.9-11.1 35.2 0.8-3.2 26.2 1.3-1.8 73.9 10.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 32.1 3.7-10.8 34.6 0.9-3.0 31.0 1.0-1.5 71.4 9.5
Away 12 12 31.8 4.1-11.1 36.8 0.7-3.5 21.2 2.3-2.7 84.6 11.2
Neutral 1 1 32.0 10.0-18.8 53.3 5.0-5.0 100.0 2.5-2.5 100.0 27.5
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Wins 5 5 32.4 4.7-11.1 42.2 1.7-3.7 46.7 2.5-2.7 90.9 13.6
Losses 20 20 31.8 4.0-11.3 35.6 0.8-3.2 25.5 1.5-1.9 77.4 10.4
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November 6 6 31.8 5.2-11.5 45.5 1.5-3.4 43.8 2.9-3.1 93.3 14.9
December 4 4 31.5 3.5-12.1 28.9 0.6-2.9 22.2 1.9-3.2 60.0 9.5
January 9 9 30.0 3.6-11.3 31.6 0.3-1.9 15.4 1.3-1.8 75.0 8.7
February 6 6 35.2 4.4-10.6 41.1 1.7-5.3 32.1 0.9-0.9 100.0 11.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 25 25 31.9 1.2 2.4 3.6 2.4 0.1 2.8 2.4 1.2 1.3 0.2
Conference 16 16 32.6 1.6 2.4 4.0 2.3 0.1 2.8 2.2 1.3 1.5 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 32.1 1.1 2.4 3.5 2.0 0.1 3.0 1.8 1.6 1.5 0.2
Away 12 12 31.8 1.5 2.3 3.8 2.7 0.1 2.8 2.5 1.1 1.3 0.3
Neutral 1 1 32.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 - 2.0 7.0 0.3 0.0 0.0
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Wins 5 5 32.4 1.0 2.6 3.6 2.0 - 3.2 2.6 1.2 1.8 0.4
Losses 20 20 31.8 1.3 2.3 3.6 2.5 0.1 2.8 2.3 1.2 1.2 0.2
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November 6 6 31.8 0.8 2.2 3.0 2.8 0.2 3.3 3.3 1.0 1.0 0.5
December 4 4 31.5 0.8 1.5 2.3 1.8 - 2.5 1.8 1.4 0.8 0.0
January 9 9 30.0 1.7 2.9 4.6 1.9 0.0 3.0 2.2 1.4 1.8 0.2
February 6 6 35.2 1.3 2.3 3.7 3.0 0.2 2.3 2.0 1.2 1.3 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 25 25 798 31 59 90 59 2 71 59 1.2 33 6
Conference 16 16 522 25 39 64 37 1 45 35 1.3 24 4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 385 13 29 42 24 1 36 22 1.6 18 2
Away 12 12 381 18 28 46 32 1 33 30 1.1 15 4
Neutral 1 1 32 0 2 2 3 - 2 7 0.3 0 0
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Wins 5 5 162 5 13 18 10 - 16 13 1.2 9 2
Losses 20 20 636 26 46 72 49 2 55 46 1.2 24 4
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November 6 6 191 5 13 18 17 1 20 20 1.0 6 3
December 4 4 126 3 6 9 7 - 10 7 1.4 3 0
January 9 9 270 15 26 41 17 0 27 20 1.4 16 2
February 6 6 211 8 14 22 18 1 14 12 1.2 8 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 25 25 31.9 1.6 3.0 4.5 3.0 0.1 3.6 3.0 1.2 1.7 0.3
Conference 16 16 32.6 1.9 3.0 4.9 2.8 0.1 3.4 2.7 1.3 1.8 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 32.1 1.4 3.0 4.4 2.5 0.1 3.7 2.3 1.6 1.9 0.2
Away 12 12 31.8 1.9 2.9 4.8 3.4 0.1 3.5 3.1 1.1 1.6 0.4
Neutral 1 1 32.0 0.0 2.5 2.5 3.8 0.0 2.5 8.8 0.3 0.0 0.0
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Wins 5 5 32.4 1.2 3.2 4.4 2.5 0.0 4.0 3.2 1.2 2.2 0.5
Losses 20 20 31.8 1.6 2.9 4.5 3.1 0.1 3.5 2.9 1.2 1.5 0.3
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November 6 6 31.8 1.0 2.7 3.8 3.6 0.2 4.2 4.2 1.0 1.3 0.6
December 4 4 31.5 1.0 1.9 2.9 2.2 0.0 3.2 2.2 1.4 1.0 0.0
January 9 9 30.0 2.2 3.9 6.1 2.5 0.0 4.0 3.0 1.4 2.4 0.3
February 6 6 35.2 1.5 2.7 4.2 3.4 0.2 2.7 2.3 1.2 1.5 0.2