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 ... started playing basketball in seventh grade.