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Sparkle Taylor
12  Sparkle Taylor

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Flint, Mich.

High School:
Northwestern HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
G

Experience:
1L

11/25/2014

UTEP Drops Opening Contest In Puerto Vallarta, 72-43, To Kansas State

Johni Welles Sets Career High With 13 Points

11/24/2014

UTEP To Play In 2014 Hardwood Tournament Of Hope In Puerto Vallarta

Miners To Play Kansas State (Tuesday), LSU (Wednesday) & Santa Clara (Thursday)

11/19/2014

UTEP Cruises Past Northern Arizona, 82-58

Miners Vaulted Out To 17-4 Lead On Way To Notching Program Win No. 500

11/18/2014

UTEP Continues Busy Start To Season With Match-Up Vs. Northern Arizona

Tickets Are $5 For Adults & $3 For Kids

11/16/2014

UTEP Falls Short At SMU, 63-59

Cameasha Turner Tops 20 Points For Second Straight Game

11/19/2014

UTEP Women's Basketball vs Northern Arizona

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

11/14/2014

UTEP Women's Basketball vs New Mexico State

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

03/31/2014

UTEP Women's Basketball vs Washington University

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

03/24/2014

UTEP Women's Basketball vs Saint Mary's

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

03/14/2014

Photo Gallery by Brian Kanof

Woman's Basketball vs Southern Miss

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.

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