Tay Taylor - Salem Senior Guard

Salem Senior Guard

She has an extra gear that very few high school players have at their disposal. She gets from one end of the court to the other in a flash and has the ability to shoot with either her left or right hand quite naturally.

As a varsity player, she's helped get the Spartans to the state semifinals three straight years and this season they have reached the state championship game. They'll play Courtland Saturday at 7 p.m. in Richmond.

Taylor averages 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists, 3 steals a game.

Salem head coach Dwayne Harrell said, "She recognizes the floor well, when to drive and when to pull back. She's a natural point guard and is able to attack or find the open person."

Taylor had scholarship offers from a number of schools including East Carolina, Richmond, and Seton Hall but ultimately chose to play at Wake Forest. While in Winston-Salem, she will have the ability to play a lot.

"She has a high basketball IQ. She has all the fundamentals down and it makes it easy for me to coach her" and that all translates to the next level," said Harrell.{}