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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 16
pts/g 8.7
fg % 37.0
3pt % 33.3
ft % 76.5
reb/g 3.6
a/g 2.8

2016-2017 VaSID Academic All-State

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
Jan 3 Lynchburg L, 56-35
Jan 6 at Roanoke L, 62-50
Jan 10 at Hollins W, 55-50
Jan 13 Washington and Lee L, 76-58
Jan 16 Randolph-Macon L, 67-40
Jan 20 at Va. Wesleyan L, 70-37
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 16 8
Games started 16 8
Minutes 492 250
Minutes per game 30.8 31.3
FG 51-138 23-67
FG Pct 37.0 34.3
3PT 11-33 2-14
3PT Pct 33.3 14.3
FT 26-34 9-15
FT Pct 76.5 60.0
Off rebounds 20 14
Def rebounds 37 20
Total rebounds 57 34
Rebounds per game 3.6 4.3
Personal fouls 33 15
Disqualifications 1 0
Assists 45 19
Turnovers 40 16
Assist to turnover ratio 1.1 1.2
Steals 22 14
Blocks 3 1
Points 139 57
Points per game 8.7 7.1
Points per 40 min 11.3 9.1
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.)   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Shenandoah   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 30 at Washington and Lee   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 Hollins   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 Va. Wesleyan   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at Emory & Henry   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 Guilford   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 Bridgewater (Va.)   - - - - - - - - -
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.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Shenandoah   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 30 at Washington and Lee   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 Hollins   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 Va. Wesleyan   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at Emory & Henry   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 Guilford   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 Bridgewater (Va.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 16 16 30.8 3.2-8.6 37.0 0.7-2.1 33.3 1.6-2.1 76.5 8.7
Total 92 89 28.3 2.9-7.2 40.3 0.3-1.0 31.3 1.1-1.5 70.8 7.2
  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 16 16 492 51-138 37.0 11-33 33.3 26-34 76.5 139
Total 92 89 2607 267-663 40.3 30-96 31.3 97-137 70.8 661
  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 16 16 30.8 4.1-11.2 37.0 0.9-2.7 33.3 2.1-2.8 76.5 11.3
Total 92 89 28.3 4.1-10.2 40.3 0.5-1.5 31.3 1.5-2.1 70.8 10.1
  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 16 16 30.8 1.3 2.3 3.6 2.1 0.1 2.8 2.5 1.1 1.4 0.2
Total 92 89 28.3 1.0 2.1 3.0 2.0 0.0 1.8 2.2 0.8 1.2 0.1
  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 16 16 492 20 37 57 33 1 45 40 1.1 22 3
Total 92 89 2607 88 189 277 187 4 164 201 0.8 112 13
  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 16 16 30.8 1.6 3.0 4.6 2.7 0.1 3.7 3.3 1.1 1.8 0.2
Total 92 89 28.3 1.4 2.9 4.3 2.9 0.1 2.5 3.1 0.8 1.7 0.2
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 16 16 30.8 3.2-8.6 37.0 0.7-2.1 33.3 1.6-2.1 76.5 8.7
Conference 8 8 31.3 2.9-8.4 34.3 0.2-1.8 14.3 1.1-1.9 60.0 7.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 7 7 30.3 2.9-8.4 33.9 0.4-1.6 27.3 1.0-1.6 63.6 7.1
Away 8 8 31.0 2.9-8.0 35.9 0.5-2.2 22.2 2.1-2.6 81.0 8.4
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 4 4 31.8 3.5-8.0 43.8 1.0-2.2 44.4 2.5-2.8 90.9 10.5
Losses 12 12 30.4 3.1-8.8 34.9 0.6-2.0 29.2 1.3-1.9 69.6 8.1
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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 6 6 29.2 2.5-7.5 33.3 0.3-1.3 25.0 1.0-1.5 66.7 6.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 16 16 492 51-138 37.0 11-33 33.3 26-34 76.5 139
Conference 8 8 250 23-67 34.3 2-14 14.3 9-15 60.0 57
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 7 7 212 20-59 33.9 3-11 27.3 7-11 63.6 50
Away 8 8 248 23-64 35.9 4-18 22.2 17-21 81.0 67
Neutral 1 1 32 8-15 53.3 4-4 100.0 2-2 100.0 22
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Wins 4 4 127 14-32 43.8 4-9 44.4 10-11 90.9 42
Losses 12 12 365 37-106 34.9 7-24 29.2 16-23 69.6 97
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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 6 6 175 15-45 33.3 2-8 25.0 6-9 66.7 38
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 16 16 30.8 4.1-11.2 37.0 0.9-2.7 33.3 2.1-2.8 76.5 11.3
Conference 8 8 31.3 3.7-10.7 34.3 0.3-2.2 14.3 1.4-2.4 60.0 9.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 7 7 30.3 3.8-11.1 33.9 0.6-2.1 27.3 1.3-2.1 63.6 9.4
Away 8 8 31.0 3.7-10.3 35.9 0.6-2.9 22.2 2.7-3.4 81.0 10.8
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 4 4 31.8 4.4-10.1 43.8 1.3-2.8 44.4 3.1-3.5 90.9 13.2
Losses 12 12 30.4 4.1-11.6 34.9 0.8-2.6 29.2 1.8-2.5 69.6 10.6
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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 6 6 29.2 3.4-10.3 33.3 0.5-1.8 25.0 1.4-2.1 66.7 8.7
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 16 16 30.8 1.3 2.3 3.6 2.1 0.1 2.8 2.5 1.1 1.4 0.2
Conference 8 8 31.3 1.8 2.5 4.3 1.9 0.0 2.4 2.0 1.2 1.8 0.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 7 30.3 1.1 2.4 3.6 1.0 - 2.6 2.0 1.3 1.6 0.0
Away 8 8 31.0 1.5 2.3 3.8 2.9 0.1 3.1 2.4 1.3 1.4 0.4
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 4 4 31.8 1.3 2.8 4.0 2.0 - 3.3 3.0 1.1 1.8 0.3
Losses 12 12 30.4 1.3 2.2 3.4 2.1 0.1 2.7 2.3 1.1 1.3 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 6 6 29.2 2.0 3.0 5.0 1.5 0.0 2.5 2.2 1.2 2.2 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 16 16 492 20 37 57 33 1 45 40 1.1 22 3
Conference 8 8 250 14 20 34 15 0 19 16 1.2 14 1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 7 212 8 17 25 7 - 18 14 1.3 11 0
Away 8 8 248 12 18 30 23 1 25 19 1.3 11 3
Neutral 1 1 32 0 2 2 3 - 2 7 0.3 0 0
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Wins 4 4 127 5 11 16 8 - 13 12 1.1 7 1
Losses 12 12 365 15 26 41 25 1 32 28 1.1 15 2
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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 6 6 175 12 18 30 9 0 15 13 1.2 13 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 16 16 30.8 1.6 3.0 4.6 2.7 0.1 3.7 3.3 1.1 1.8 0.2
Conference 8 8 31.3 2.2 3.2 5.4 2.4 0.0 3.0 2.6 1.2 2.2 0.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 7 30.3 1.5 3.2 4.7 1.3 0.0 3.4 2.6 1.3 2.1 0.0
Away 8 8 31.0 1.9 2.9 4.8 3.7 0.2 4.0 3.1 1.3 1.8 0.5
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 4 4 31.8 1.6 3.5 5.0 2.5 0.0 4.1 3.8 1.1 2.2 0.3
Losses 12 12 30.4 1.6 2.8 4.5 2.7 0.1 3.5 3.1 1.1 1.6 0.2
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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 6 6 29.2 2.7 4.1 6.9 2.1 0.0 3.4 3.0 1.2 3.0 0.0