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    Courtney Taylor

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Crockett, Texas

    High School:
    Crockett HS

    Position:
    F

    Experience:
    3L

    Courtney Taylor

    Game Highs
    Points 31 vs. Tulsa (1/28/10)
    FG 11, 2x vs. UTEP (1/10/10)
    FGA 19, 3x vs. UTEP (2/14/09)
    3FG 3, 2x at Southern Miss (2/15/10)
    3FGA 3, 5x vs. UTSA (12/7/10)
    FT 10 vs. UTEP (2/20/11)
    FTA 12, 2x vs. UTEP (2/20/11)
    Rebounds 19, 2x vs. Tulane (2/27/10)
    Assists 6 vs Memphis (1/23/11)
    Steals 9 vs. SMU (2/20/09)
    Blocks 6 vs. Texas Southern (12/5/09)
    Minutes Played 42 vs. East Carolina (1/15/10)

    CAREER HONORS
    Two-time Conference USA Player of the Year (2009-10, 2010-11)
    Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year (2010-11)
    Three-time First Team All-Conference USA selection
    Three-time Conference USA All-Defensive Team selection
    Conference USA All-Freshman Team (2007-08)
    10-time Conference USA Player of the Week

    CAREER NOTES
    Taylor finished career as one of the most decorated players in Houston history... averaged a career-double-double with 14.4 points and 10.0 rebounds per game... earned back-to-back Conference USA Player of the Year honors, while also nabbing C-USA Defensive Player of the Year accolades as a senior... a three-time C-USA First Team selection... played in 117 career games with 112 starts, which ranks third in program history... holds the all-time UH double-doubles record with 60... set the all-time Houston rebounds record at UAB on Jan. 20, 2011, and finished with 1,165-career boards, which also ranks third in C-USA history... one of only two players all-time at Houston, and one of six in C-USA history, to post 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career... also holds Houston career record in defensive rebounds (821), and ranks second in rebounding average (10.0) and offensive rebounds (344), third in made free-throws (380), free-throw attempts (562), blocked shots (142) and minutes played (3,535), fourth in points scored (1,684) and made field goals (633), fifth in field goal attempts (1,304) and steals (212), seventh in field goal percentage (48.5) and eighth in blocked shots average (1.2).

    2010-11 (SENIOR)
    Played in 29 of the 32 contents for Houston, starting each game... ranked second on the team and fourth in C-USA with 15.7 points per game... led C-USA and ranked ninth nationally with 11.1 rebounds per contest... pulled down 322 total rebounds, which ranks second in single-season Houston history... set the single-season record with 238 defensive rebounds... shot 50 percent (163-of-326) from the field and 74 percent (118-of-160) from the free-throw line, which ranked sixth and ninth in C-USA, respectively... places 10th in single-season history with 118 made free-throws... ranked fifth in the league with 1.5 blocks per game... also drained 12 3-pointers on 36 attempts (33 percent)... handed out 48 assists to go with 58 steals... registered 20 double-doubles to push career total to school-record 60... scored in double figures in 25 of the 29 games for 92-career games of double-digit performances... named the C-USA Co-Player of the Week after posting 18 points and 10 rebounds in the season-opening win over UTA... earned second C-USA Player of the Week nod on Dec. 13 after registering 24 points and 14 rebounds against UTSA on Dec. 7... tallied third C-USA Player of the Week award after averaging 19.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in wins over Southern Miss and UTEP... collected fourth C-USA Player of the Week award on Feb. 7 after posting 21 points and 18 rebounds at Tulane... earned fifth weekly honor on Feb. 28 after averaging 18.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks against Marshall and Rice... registered 50th-career double-double against Southern Miss on Jan. 13 with 20 points and 12 rebounds... grabbed 1,000th-career rebound against UTEP on Jan. 16... posted 18 points and 12 boards against the Miners... tallied 19 points and 11 rebounds at Louisiana Tech... scored nine of the final 12 points to lift Houston to the come-from-behind win against the Lady Techsters... posted 23 points and 17 rebounds in a thrilling 93-89 win at Oral Roberts... posted two double-doubles at the Duel in the Desert Tournament in Las Vegas... missed the Georgetown, Houston Baptist and Lamar contests due to injury... returned to the lineup against Tulsa, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds in only 20 minutes... posted ninth double-double of the season with 18 points and 13 boards to help lead Houston past SMU on Jan. 9... notched 13th double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 boards at UCF... drained two free-throws with 24.0 seconds remaining to give the Cougars the go-ahead points... posted 18 points and 10 rebounds in the second half for totals of 21 points and 11 boards in Houston's C-USA regular season title-clinching win over UTEP... moved into second place in C-USA history with 60th-career double-double against UTEP in the C-USA quarterfinals (22 points, 10 rebounds)... tallied 17 points in NCAA Tournament opening round loss to No. 25 West Virginia.

    2009-10 (JUNIOR)
    After a standout junior season, named Conference USA Player of the Year... Earned First Team All-Conference USA and C-USA All-Defensive team honors for the second straight year... Averaged a double-double for the season at 15.1 points and 10 rebounds per game... Led the Cougars with 59 steals while also contributing 45 assists and 33 blocks... Also paced the team in field goal percentage at .497 (177-of-356)... Shot .326 from beyond the 3-point arc (15-of-46) and .618 from the free throw line (84-of-136)... Her season total of 301 rebounds ranks third in UH history for a single season, as did her 10.0 rebound per game average... Compiled 15 double-doubles on the year, the third-best season total in the UH record book (Taylor also ranks in the No. 2 position with 16 double-doubles during the 2008-09 season)... Became the school record holder for career double-doubles... During the season-opening win over Gardner-Webb (11/13/09) collected a career double-double, finishing with 12 points and a game-high 16 rebounds... Yet another double-double against UT-Arlington (11/17/09), finishing with 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting with 10 rebounds... Pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds, just one shy off the school record to go along with 14 points in a double-double performance against Oregon State (11/19/09)... Scored a game-high 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go along with nine rebounds against LSU (11/21/09)... Named C-USA Player of the Week on Nov. 23... Grabbed seven rebounds and scored five points at Miami (11/24/09)... Scored four points and had five rebounds against Delaware (11/27/09)... Finished the Texas State contest (11/28/09) with 15 points, nine rebounds, four steals, an assist and a block... In limited minutes against North Texas (12/5/09), scored 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go along with six rebounds and two blocks... Registered her 29th career double-double on the road at UTSA (12/7/09), scoring a game-high 18 points with 10 rebounds, two blocks and a steal... Scored four points and grabbed three rebounds against Princeton (11/20/09), but played just 11 minutes before leaving the game with an injury... Against Kansas (12/22/09), scored 16 points to go along with six rebounds, two blocks and two steals... Missed the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (12/28/09) and TCU (12/31/09) games with an injury...Fell one rebound short of a double-double against Tulane with 10 points and nine rebounds (1/8/10)...Pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds to go with 24 points at UTEP (1/10/10)... Registered another double-double against ECU (1/15/10) with 20 points and 15 rebounds... Against Marshall (1/17/10), contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds... Entered the prestigious 1,000 point club at UAB (1/24/10), when she scored 16 points with 10 rebounds... Scored a season-high 31 points against Tulsa (1/28/10) to go along with 11 rebounds and a career-night from behind the three-point line where she went three-for-three... Contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds against SMU (1/30/10)... Tied the Houston career double-double record with the 35th of her career against Rice (2/4/10), finishing with a game-high 20 points and 14 rebounds... Broke the UH career record for double-doubles against Memphis (2/7/10) with 12 points and 10 rebounds... Contributed 18 points and six rebounds at Tulsa (2/12/10)... Scored 12 points and had seven rebounds at SMU (2/14/10)... Recorded a double-double at Southern Miss (2/18/10) with 20 points and 10 rebounds... Against UCF (2/20/10), finished with 20 points and eight rebounds... Chipped in 18 points and eight rebounds vs. UTEP (2/25/10)... Collected career double-double No. 38 with 10 points and a career-high-tying 19 rebounds vs. Tulane (2/27/10)... Scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Rice (3/4/10)... Recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds against UTEP (3/9/10)... Scored 14 points and went 7-for-7 from behind the free throw line against UAB (3/10/10)... Contributed eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds in the WNIT first round at Texas Tech (3/18/10).

    2008-09 (SOPHOMORE)
    Enjoyed a break-out season as a sophomore starting all 29 games for UH and garnering First Team All-Conference USA and C-USA All-Defensive Team honors... Led the Cougars while also finishing third in C-USA in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest... Twice selected C-USA Player of the Week... Ranked third in C-USA and first on the Cougars with 16 double-doubles... Also finished third in the league with a team-best 2.28 steals per game, swiping 66... Posted the highest shooting percentage on the team at .467 (177-of-379), including a .417 (10-of-24) percentage from three point range... Blocked 49 shots on the season, placing her in second place on the Cougars and fourth in C-USA... Converted 117-of-173 opportunities from the free throw line... Dished out 54 assists on the year... Scored a game-high 17 points in the season-opening win over SE Louisiana (11/14/08), going 7-of-15 from the field... Added 10 rebounds to notch the 10th double-double of her UH career... Also tied a career-high with five steals... Against Garder-Webb posted a second straight double-double to open the season with 15 points and 14 rebounds... Went 7-of-8 from the charity stripe... Selected as C-USA Player of the Week on Nov. 17... Was the Cougars leading scorer at Oregon State (11/19/08) with 16 points on 6-of-11 field goal shooting... Set a new career-high with 17 rebounds against Miami (11/21/08), while also adding a team-high 16 points... Scored 14 points against TCU (11/28/08), making 6-of-12 field goals... Posted her 13th career double-double against North Texas, scored 16 points and adding 12 rebounds... Led the Cougars with eight rebounds and chipped in 12 points against Texas Southern (12/5/08)... Added a career-high six blocked shots... Rewrote her personal record book against Cal Poly (12/14/08), making 8-of-16 shots for a then career-high 22 points... Added 15 rebounds for her 14th career double-double... Selected C-USA Player of the Week for the second time this season on Dec. 15... Named to the All-Tournament team at the St. John's-Chartwells Holiday Classic after collecting a pair of double-doubles and averaging 20.5 points, 14 rebounds and 4.5 blocks in two games at the event... Against Boston College (12/20/08), pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds to go along with 16 points... Recorded a then personal best 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting with a game-high 16 rebounds against Buffalo (12/21/08)... Turned in another double-double game against Akron (12/28/08), leading UH in scoring with 16 and rebounding with 12... Scored a team-high 15 points and added 10 rebounds at Kansas (12/31/08)... Enjoyed another double-double performance against Tulane, scoring 17 points and a game-high 12 rebounds ... Turned in her second straight double-double to start C-USA play and 10th of the season against UTEP with 23 points and 11 rebounds... Scored eight points and posted seven rebounds to go with three blocks, three assists and a pair of steals against UAB (1/16/09)... Posted her 11th double-double of the season with an 11 point, 12 rebound effort to go with four blocks against Memphis (1/18/09)... Tallied a 12-point, four rebound night at Southern Miss (1/22/09)... Poured in a career-high 27 points, adding seven boards and four blocks against UCF (1/25/09)... Scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds at SMU (1/29/09)... Collected her 21st career double-double at Tulsa, ending play with 11 points and 10 rebounds... Pulled down 10 rebounds and scored eight points, while handing out a team-high three assists at Rice (2/4/09)... Collected her 22nd career double-double against Rice (2/7/09), finishing with 13 points and 13 rebounds... Made 6-of-13 field goals and 9-of-10 free throws for 21 points against Tulane (2/12/09)... Collected her 23rd career double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds against UTEP (2/14/09)... Just missed the fourth triple-double in program history against SMU (2/20/09), ending play with 23 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high nine steals... Scored a game-high 18 points to go along with nine rebounds against Tulsa (2/22/09)... Scored 16 points and snatched four boards against Marshall (2/26/09)... Netted 18 points and added 11 boards and three blocks against East Carolina for her 25th career double-double (2/28/09)... Scored a team-high 19 points, including a perfect 6-of-6 mark from the free throw line, against UCF in the C-USA Quarterfinal contest against UCF (3/6/09).

    2007-08 (FRESHMAN)
    Limited early in the season due to a groin injury, but bounced back to play in 29 contests with 25 appearances in the starting line-up... Emerged as the team's leading rebounder with an average of 8.6 per contest... Her rebounding stats ranked her fifth in Conference USA and 65th nationally... Finished as UH's third leading scorer with 10.1 points per contest, reaching double-digit scoring figures 18 times on the year... Selected to the C-USA All-Freshman team... Led the Cougars with nine double-doubles... Pulled down eight rebounds in her collegiate debut against Texas Southern (11/9/07)... Had one block, one steal and three reobunds in 10 minutes at Cal State Bakersfield (11/13/07)... Scored a then-career-best 18 points on a 7-for-7 shooting night against Middle Tennessee (11/19/07)... Also had four rebounds and a season-best two blocks... Made her first career start at Xavier (11/23/07)... Set a then-career best with nine rebounds... Also had six points and a steal... Scored a team-high 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Liberty (11/24/07)... Netted her first-career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, both career highs against McNeese State (11/25/07)... Also had a career-high three blocks... Named to the National City Xavier Invitational All-Tournament Team... Grabbed four rebounds, scored two points and blocked a shot against No. 8/7 LSU (11/29/07)... Had her second-career double-double at Texas Tech (12/4/07), scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds... Made the key play in the win, blocking a shot with a minute left, taking the ball coast-to-coast, scoring, drawing a foul and making the ensuing free throw... Had 12 points and eight rebounds at Miami (12/8/07)... Returned against TCU (12/21/07) and finished with six points, eight rebounds and a block... Had 11 points, four rebounds and a block against Duke (12/28/07)... Finished with nine points, a career-high-tying 11 rebounds and a career-best four assists against Lamar (1/2/08)... Had her third-career double-double against UTEP (1/4/08) finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds... Finished with 10 points and seven rebounds against Tulane (1/6/08)... Grabbed 14 rebounds along with scoring six points and dishing three assists against Rice (1/13/08)... Finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a road contest against UCF (1/17/08)... Posted a second straight double-double by scoring 14 points and adding 12 rebounds against Southern Miss (1/20/08)... Made 5-of-11 field goal attempts and went 4-of-6 from the free throw line in a 14-point performance at Rice (1/26/08)... On the road against Memphis (2/1/08), hauled down a season-high 15 rebounds, including four on the offensive end, and added 10 points... Just two days later against UAB (2/3/08), continued her impressive play with 17 points and 12 boards... Narrowly missed double-doubles in road swings at UTEP (2/14/08) and Tulane (2/16/08) by ending play with nine rebounds and double-digit points in both affairs... Notched her eighth double-double of the year at SMU (2/23/08), ending play with 13 points and 11 rebounds... In the team's final action of the season, Taylor produced her best statistical game of the year with 11 rebounds and a season-high 21 points (9-of-12 shooting) in the C-USA Championship Quarterfinals against Southern Miss.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Prepped at Crockett High School for coach Jerri Hoffman... Team was runner-up at the State Championship in 2007... Named District 23-3A MVP in 2007... Also earned All-State Tournament, All-Regional and All-District honors... Regional Tournament MVP... Second-Team All-State and All-Star State Team honoree... McDonald's High School All-American nominee... Named All-State in 2006 and was an AAU 17U All-American... Also earned All-Regional, All-District and MVP honors... Was the team's Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 and the Newcomer of the Year in 2004 under coach Brent Linam... Also played volleyball... Named Volleyball's Newcomer of the Year in 2004, the team's MVP in 2005 and the Outstanding Hitter in 2007... Member of National Honor Society... Senior Class President... Member of DECA... Named a Crockett High School Academic All-Star. Was ranked as the ninth-best player in the state by www.TexasHoops.com.

    PERSONAL
    Born Courtney Simone Taylor on Dec. 13, 1988, in Crockett, Texas... Daughter of Beverly and Johnny Taylor... Father Johnny was a standout player for Stephen F. Austin in the early 1980s... Undeclared Major... Served as a Little Dribbler's Coach, worked NHS blood drives and volunteered at Hurricane Katrina Shelters.

    TAYLOR'S CAREER STATISTICS

    Season GP-GS Min.-Avg. FG-FGA Pct. 3P-3PA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Reb. Avg. PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts. Avg.
    2007-08 29-25 693-23.9 116-243 .477 1-7 .143 61-93 .656 249 8.6 58-1 32 31 17 29 294 10.1
    2008-09 29-29 960-33.1 177-379 .467 10-24 .417 117-173 .676 293 10.1 77-1 54 57 49 66 481 16.6
    2009-10 30-29 964-32.1 177-356 .497 15-46 .326 84-136 .618 301 10.0 56-0 45 67 33 59 453 15.1
    2010-11 29-29 918-31.7 163-326 .500 12-36 .333 118-160 .738 322 11.1 65-1 48 46 43 58 456 15.7
    TOTALS 117-112 3535-30.2 633-1304 .485 39-113 .345 380-562 .676 1165 10.0 256-3 179 201 142 212 1684 14.4


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