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#23 Taylor Whitley
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Geneva, Ill.
High School: Geneva
Experience: 2 Letters
As a Senior (2012-13) - MVC All-Defensive Team selection … MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team selection … started all 31 games as a senior … became the 26th member of the 1,000 Point Club at ISU on a jump shot against Drake on Feb. 10 … ranks in the Top 10 in career steals, assists and free throws made at Indiana State … finished her career with 1,105 points (21st in ISU history), 239 career steals (6th in ISU history) and 372 career assist (7th in ISU history) ... double-figure scorer in 20 games … posted a season-high 20 points at Drake on Jan. 11 … went for 18 points and a career-high seven steals against Northern Illinois (Dec. 4) … grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in ISU’s comeback win at Evansville on Feb. 14 … went 10-for-12 at the free-throw line and scored 16 points at IUPUI (Nov. 20) … 119-for-160 (.744) at the charity stripe for the season … team-leading 78 steals and 95 assists … 14 points, six rebounds and five assists with no turnovers in ISU’s win over Creighton on Feb. 8 … seven games with at least five assists … led the team with 15 points and eight rebounds in Indiana State’s game at Youngstown State in the Postseason WNIT.

As a Junior (2011-12) - Played in 20 games with 15 starts as a junior … went for 16 points and four assists in ISU’s victory over Detroit in the Preseason WNIT before suffering a knee injury that forced her to miss the remainder of the nonconference season … returned for the start of conference play, coming off the bench for five games before starting the final 14 games … averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game for the season … grabbed at least one offensive rebound in 17 games … posted six assists in two games, against Bradley on Feb. 10 and at Creighton on Feb. 19 … tallied a season-high five steals against Southern Illinois on Jan. 1.

As a Sophomore (2010-11) - MVC All-Tournament Team selection ... went two-for-four from the free-throw line in the team's season-opener ... tallied 16 points and a career-high nine assists with five steals against UT Martin ... totaled 12 points in Manhattan, Kan. ... tied her career-high with nine assists against Michigan, to go along with 14 points and a pair of 3-pointers ... led ISU with 20 points against Western Michigan, while also grabbing six rebounds ... totaled five points, five boards and three assists against FIU in the FIU Thanksgiving Classic title game... missed just two shots at Butler, totaling 17 points on five-for-six shooting from the field and six-for-seven from the free-throw line, while also tallying four steals ... pulled down a career-high nine rebounds against EIU, while also scoring eight points and dishing out three assists ... turned in all-around performance against USC Upstate, totaling eight points, nine rebounds and six assists ... matched her career high with nine assists at UT Martin, while also adding six points ... led the team with 20 points against SIUE, while also pulling down seven rebounds and recording seven assists ... reached double-figures against UNI, finishing the night with 10 points, five rebounds and three assists ... totaled 11 points, eight assists and four steals against Bradley ... scored nine points and passed out four assists against Illinois State ... grabbed five rebounds at Wichita State ... scored three points and grabbed seven rebounds at Missouri State ... totaled 17 points, seven assists, five rebounds and five steals in ISU's overtime win over Drake ... scored ISU's first 13 points against Creighton, finishing the game with 19 points and four assists ... went 7-for-10 from the field in ISU's road win over Evansville, totaling 16 points, six assists and five rebounds ... went 7-for-8 from the free-throw line at SIU, while also grabbing three boards and three steals ... turned in a 15-point effort at Illinois State, going a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line ... tallied six points and six rebounds against Missouri State ... scored 16 points and grabbed six boards against the Shockers ... went 9-for-16 from the field, including a perfect 2-for-2 from downtown, en route to 20 points at Creighton ... scored six points, dished out seven assists and grabbed five rebounds at Drake ... recorded an all-around game of seven points, seven assists and seven rebounds against Southern Illinois ... scored seven points, pulled down five rebounds and tallied four steals against Evansville ... went for six points and six assists at UNI ... tallied 15 points and seven boards at Bradley ... went 8-for-15 from the field for 22 points and eight assists in ISU's opening round win in the State Farm MVC Tournament over Southern Illinois ... came back with a 21-point performance in the quarterfinals against Illinois State, going 6-for-11 from the field and 7-for-8 from the line with five assists ... set her career-high against Missouri State in the semifinals, scoring 23 points with nine assists on 7-for-11 shooting.


As a Freshman (2009-10)
 - Made her collegiate debut at Kansas State, totaling six points off free throws ... Also had three steals, two rebounds and an assist ... Added five points, two steals, an assist and a board against Furman ... Went 4-for-5 from the field for nine points against SEMO ... Had seven points, four rebounds and four assists against Central Michigan ... Hit a pair of free throws against Detroit, along with three assists and a trio of steals ... Finished with three points, three boards and a pair of assists at SIUE ... Had three points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes against Butler ... Led her team with 14 points on 5-for-7 field goal shooting at Eastern Illinois, along with five rebounds ... Notched nine points with three rebounds and three assists against SMU in the Bahamas ... Contributed four points and four steals against Creighton in the MVC opener ... Connected on 5-of-10 shots from the field and 10-of-13 free throws against Drake, finishing with a season-high 22 points ... Hit the first two 3-pointers of her career, along with four steals and two assists ... Started her first career game and added seven points and a season-best six rebounds against Illinois State ... Led her team with 13 points, four steals and a game-best seven rebounds at Wichita State ... Had seven points and four rebounds at Missouri State ... Totaled six points and six rebounds with four assists against Evansville ... Dropped in nine points with four boards over Southern Illinois, along with three assists and two steals ... Had nine points at Bradley, shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line ... Finished with eight points at Northern Iowa ... Led her team with 17 points at Illinois State, including a 6-for-7 effort from the free throw line, along with a career-best five assists and four steals ... Finished with 11 points and four rebounds against Missouri State ... Also had a pair of steals and two assists over the Lady Bears ... Chipped in nine points, four boards, three assists and three steals against Wichita State ... Had 11 points with four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals at SIU ... Led the Sycamores in assists with six, helping them to a season-best team total of 18 at Evansville ... Finished with six points and five assists against UNI ... Recorded nine points, four steals and a career-high six steals at Drake ... Opened the MVC Tournament against SIU with seven points and three rebounds ... Added three boards against Illinois State.

High School
 - Earned four letters at Geneva High School ... Tops the Geneva record books in career scoring, assists and steals ... Scored in double figures in all but two of her 120 high school games ... Served as co-captain for two years ... As a senior, led her team to a 32-2 season record and reached the Illinois 4A Final Four for the first time in school history ... Named first-team all-state by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, as well as second-team all-state by the Associated Press, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune ... Two-time Western Sun Conference Most Valuable Player ... Nominated for the McDonald's All-American team and finished fourth in voting for the Illinois Ms. Basketball award in 2009 ... Coached by Derril Kipp as a member of her AAU team, Illinois Hustle ... Also lettered three years in volleyball and was co-captain of her squad ... Garnered all-conference accolades in 2007 and 2008 in volleyball ... Lettered in soccer as a freshman ... Won the Chris Malone Award at GHS, given annually to the school's top student-athlete.

Personal
 - Born Taylor Callaghan Whitley on Sept. 5, 1990 to Jim and Cindy Whitley in Hoffman Estates, Ill. ... Has three sisters - Caty, Kelly and Margaret ... Father played golf at Miami of Ohio ... Majoring in elementary education.



 

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