MINERS

Sparkle Taylor
12  Sparkle Taylor

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Flint, Mich.

High School:
Northwestern HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
G

Experience:
1L

12/19/2014

UTEP To Tangle With Prairie View A&M Saturday

Tip-Off Slated For 2 P.M. MST & Fans Can Listen Live On ESPN 600 AM El Paso

12/16/2014

Miners Of The Week: Dec. 16, 2014

UTEP Athletics Honors Vince Hunter & Sparkle Taylor As The Miners Of The Week

12/14/2014

Miners Fall At New Mexico, 72-57

Sparkle Taylor Leads Efforts With 14 Points, Seven Rebounds

12/12/2014

UTEP To Renew Rivalry With New Mexico On The Road Sunday

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

12/05/2014

UTEP To Tangle With Houston Baptist Saturday Afternoon At The Don

Donate A Toy At The Gate To Receive $2 Admission

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.