MINERS

Sparkle  Taylor
12  Sparkle Taylor

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Flint, Mich.

High School:
Northwestern HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
G

Experience:
1L

03/11/2015

Taylor's Big Game Not Enough As UTEP Falls In First Round To Host UAB, 63-52

Miners Conclude Campaign At 12-16 On Year

03/09/2015

UTEP Women's Basketball Opens C-USA Championships Against Host UAB Wednesday

No. 11 Seed Miners Looking To Pull Off Upset Against Sixth-Seeded Blazers

03/07/2015

UTEP Drops Regular-Season Finale At Rice, 79-62

Miners Will Be #11 Seed At Tourney

03/06/2015

UTEP Looks To Cap Regular Season On Two-Game Winning Streak

Miners To Play At Rice At 1 P.M. MST Saturday

03/04/2015

UTEP Women To Play At North Texas Thursday

Listen Live To Brandon Cohn On ESPN El Paso, 600-AM KROD Radio

03/01/2015

UTEP Women's Basketball vs Southern Miss

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

02/07/2015

UTEP Women's Basketball vs FIU

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

01/22/2015

UTEP Women's Basketball vs Western Kentucky

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

01/17/2015

UTEP Women's Basketball vs UTSA

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

01/04/2015

UTEP Women's Basketball vs Rice

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): Came off the bench in all 35 appearances ... played a season-high 21 minutes against East Carolina (2/22) ... snatched career-best seven rebounds at UTSA (1/25) ... rarely shot the long ball, but she connected 60% of the time (6-10) ... shot 47.6% from the field (67-140) ... only true freshman to earn significant playing time ... scored double-digits in consecutive games for the first time in her career against Louisiana Tech (2/5) and FIU (2/8), scoring 15 and 16 points respectively ... not scared of contact, attempted 77 free throws on the year, making 50 of them ... recorded two steals against Rice (3/1) , which was a career-high ... averaged 7.3 points per game during Miners 16 conference games ... scored 5.0 points per game in WNIT with a shooting percentage of 41.7 ... in the opening game of WNIT, scored 12 points against Arkansas State (3/21).

PRIOR TO UTEP: Earned Associated Press Class B All-State Team honors as both a junior and a senior while starring for Northwestern High School ... also named to the first team of the Flint Journal area Dream Team her final two years at NHS ... averaged a double-double, with 28 points and 10.6 rebounds per game as a senior ... showed versatility by shooting 41 percent from the three-point line ... registered multiple triple-doubles, piling up steals and assists to go along with her standard efforts as a scorer and rebounder ... averaged 15.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest during her junior season ... was the team's second-leading scorer ... helped lead the school to its first district title since 1999 while accounting for game averages of 13.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals as a sophomore ... did not start to play organized basketball until the ninth grade ... previously competed only in cross country .

PERSONAL: Daughter of Tracy Mull & Timothy Taylor ... cites her uncle, Maurice Howell, as a big influence in her life ... has one brother & three sisters ... just wants to make her mom proud & is motivated through struggles faced in growing up in Flint ... started playing basketball in seventh grade ... LeBron James is her favorite player ... enjoys time on social networking sites and hanging out with friends ... describes herself as a "happy person" ... is a Christian & a member of Agape Church ... was an "A" & "B" student.