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Taylor Turnbow

Taylor Turnbow, was a standout LSU forward who played in 121 games with 65 starts . She tallied 4.2 points and 4.1 boards per game during her career.  She became the fifth player in school history to block 100 shots during a career and finished her career in a tie for fourth with DeTrina White in career blocks.  Following her collegiate career, Coach Taylor began her professional career playing overseas in Portugal.

SENIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Played in 33 games with nine starts and put up 3.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game … Tallied eight points in games against Georgetown and Arkansas-Pine Bluff … Poured in season-high 10 points and was 4-of-4 from the free throw line in 16 minutes of action against Grambling on Dec. 22 … Solid game at East Tennessee State on Jan. 24, scoring six points with four rebounds in 17 minutes … Earned the start against No. 5 Kentucky on Feb. 5 and provided a spark with seven points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a season-high 31 minutes … Scored a pivotal basket as part of a 9-0 LSU run in the second half at Alabama on Feb. 12, finishing with four points and five rebounds … Collected six rebounds in 17 minutes against Auburn on Feb. 19 … In her final regular season home game and start, shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line, grabbed four rebounds and had six points against #24 Vanderbilt on Feb. 23 … Collected a game-high and season-high eight rebounds off the bench in upset win over Kentucky in SEC Tournament semifinals … Started both NCAA Tournament games and finished with six points and seven rebounds in the first round contest against San Diego State.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
A starter at forward for all 32 games … Posted 5.2 points per game and was second on the team in rebounding with 5.9 boards per contest … Led the team in blocked shots with 35 and averaged 1.1 per game, which ranked 10th in the SEC … Also was 16th in the SEC in rebounding … Provided the Lady Tigers with arguably the two biggest shots of the year – a game-winner at #9 UCLA and a game-tying bucket at the end of regulation against South Carolina in the home finale … Recorded one double-double and had five double-digit rebound games … Scored eight points with nine rebounds and four blocks against Ohio State in the home opener while holding down Jantel Lavender of the Buckeyes … Grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with seven points at Seton Hall on Nov. 20 … Delivered the best game of her career with career-bests in points (18) and rebounds (13) at #8/9 UCLA on Dec. 28 … Led LSU to its first win over a top-10 team since 2009 with the game-winning six-foot jumper with 15 seconds on the clock … Finished 4-of-7 from the floor against the Bruins in a career-high-tying 38 minutes … Had the last four points for LSU in that game … Nearly had another double-double against Alabama on Jan. 9 with eight points and 10 rebounds in 26 minutes … Poured in 12 points with seven rebounds and three blocks in 33 minutes against South Carolina on Feb. 24 … Finished one field goal shy of a career-high, including the shot of the night – a fadeaway five-footer with 3.2 seconds left that tied the game and sent it into overtime … Also knocked down jumper inside 3-point line that gave LSU its first lead of the night with two minutes left in overtime … Finished one rebound shy of a career high with 12 against Alabama in the SEC Tournament on March 3 while also blocking two shots in 31 minutes.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-10)
One of the top forwards on the squad … Played in all 31 games with 20 starts … Posted 5.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game … Led LSU past No. 24 Middle Tennessee, an NCAA Tournament team, on Nov. 18 … Registered her first career double-double in that contest with 17 points and 12 rebounds in 35 minutes … Finished 5-of-7 from the floor and was a career-best 7-of-8 from the free throw line against the Blue Raiders … Scored 12 points apiece as a starter in games against Louisiana Tech on Dec. 1 and Houston Baptist on Dec. 15 … Solid all-around game at South Carolina in the SEC opener on Jan. 3 … Scored seven points, pulled down nine rebounds and had two blocks and one steal to lead the Lady Tigers past the Gamecocks … Swatted four shots had two steals and seven rebounds in a career-high 38 minutes at Auburn on Feb. 14.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)
Outstanding true freshman forward who was a shot-blocking specialist … Played in 25 games with four starts … Averaged 2.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 12.6 minutes per game … Ranked 12th in the SEC in blocks per game and was second among all freshmen in that category … Blocked at least one shot in seven straight games from Nov. 16 against #16/14 Notre Dame to Dec. 15 versus Louisiana Tech … Finished with eight points in her debut against the Irish on Nov. 16 … Enjoyed a remarkable defensive performance against 25th-ranked Xavier on Nov. 26 when she entered the LSU record books … Scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and swatted seven shots versus the Musketeers … The seven blocks tied for the fourth-most in school history and the most since Sylvia Fowles blocked seven attempts versus Tennessee in the SEC Tournament on March 5, 2006 … The seven blocks were the second most by any SEC player in a game during the year … Followed that up with four points, a block and a season-best seven rebounds in win over Texas Southern on Dec. 1 … Poured in a season-high 10 points in 18 minutes off the bench at South Carolina on Jan. 29 … Changed her number from 41 to 35 following the season … No. 35 is what she wore during USA Basketball trials.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played her senior season at Stephenson High School, a program that produced former LSU forward Ashley Thomas … Rated the No. 55 player in the nation by HoopGurlz.com and 72nd by Roundball Journal … Spent the first two years of her career at Tucker High School where she averaged a double-double both seasons … Earned Street and Smith All-America recognition as a junior after averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds per game … Averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds as a sophomore … Also lettered for three seasons in volleyball.