2014-15 (SOPHOMORE): Started in 20 of the 28 games she played in for the squad … led the Miners to a 10-10 record as a starter, joining Agata Dobrowolska as the only players to reach the .500 mark in that statistic … averaged 20.4 minutes per game … ranked second on the team in scoring average (10.3 points per game) … tied for third on the team averaging 4.4 rebound per game … dropped a career-high 25 points and four assists in a victory over Eastern New Mexico (12/2/14) … scored in double digits 11 times during sophomore campaign … connected on 43.6% (112-257) of her shots from the field … tallied a career-high tying three steals against UAB (1/29/15) … swatted a career-best three balls versus Kansas State (11/25/14).

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 ... a criminal justice major.

Sparkle Taylor

Sparkle  Taylor


Flint, Mich.

High School:
Northwestern HS




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