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Taylor Stafford

Taylor  Stafford
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

High School:
East

Last College:
Eastern Arizona/Evansville

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
G

Graduated:
2017

WWU: Played one season for the Vikings in 2016-17, putting together an All-American season ... named First Team All-American by the NABC and Basketball Times, becoming the third first-team All-America selection in WWU men's basketball history ... averaged 22.8 points per game with a WWU single-season record 706 points ... named the GNAC Player of the Year and GNAC Tournament MVP ... played one season at the University of Evansville in 2014-15 ... two-time junior college All-American at Eastern Arizona College.

2016-17

  • NABC First Team All-American.
  • Basketball Times First Team All-America.
  • Division II Bulletin Second Team All-America.
  • First Team All-West Region (NABC & CCA).
  • NABC Reece's Division II All-Star Game participant.
  • GNAC Player of the Year.
  • GNAC Newcomer of the Year.
  • GNAC First Team All-Conference.
  • GNAC Tournament MVP.
  • CCA First Team All-West Region.
  • Bevo Francis Award Watch List (top 25).
  • Four-time GNAC Player of the Week to tie conference record.
  • Averaged 22.8 points per game.
  • Set WWU single-season record for points scored (706) and 2nd-best scoring average.
  • Scored 20 or more points in 20 of 31 games (30+ points 8 times).
  • Led WWU with 3.5 assists and 1.7 steals per game.
  • Scored 44 points vs. UC San Diego (12/12), 2nd-most points in a game in WWU history.
  • GNAC All-Academic selection.
  • NABC Honors Court

2015-16:

  • Redshirt season.

2014-15:

  • Played for NCAA Division I University of Evansville.
  • Appeared in 29 games for 24-12 Purple Aces as junior, averaging 1.7 points.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Competed two seasons at Eastern Arizona College, earning third-team All-America honors both times… Was first-team all-region and Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year as sophomore in 2013-14 … Ranked fourth nationally in scoring, averaging 25.0 points on 40.2 percent 3-point shooting and 82.7 percent free throw accuracy for 19-12 Gila Monsters ... Scored 20 or more points in 24 games and 30 or more points in nine contests with high of 37 … As freshman in 2012-13, averaged 18.3 points on 20-10 team, earning all-conference and ACCAC Freshman of the Year honors… Scored high of 41 points with 16 games of 20 or more.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team Duluth News-Tribune all-Area and Tournament MVP as senior at East High School … Averaged 24.0 points and 7.0 assists with high game of 45 points … Set scoring record at Best Buy Classic with 111 points in three games … Started and lettered three seasons for Greyhounds … Helped EHS reach first round at Class 4A state tournament as junior and senior.

PERSONAL: Major is sociology ... attended high school in Duluth, Minnesota, but grew up in Chicago.

CAREER STATISTICS
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SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
 Points: 44, at UC San Diego -- 12/12/16
 Rebounds: 11, Holy Names -- 11/19/16
 Assists: 9, Northwest Nazarene -- 01/19/17
 Steals: 6, at Saint Martin's -- 12/01/16
 FG made: 15, at UC San Diego -- 12/12/16
 FG attempts: 24, at Central Washington -- 02/16/17
 3FG made: 7, at UC San Diego -- 12/12/16
 3FG attempts: 12, at Northwest Nazarene -- 02/18/17
 FT made: 15, Saint Martin's -- 03/03/17
 FT attempts: 16, Saint Martin's -- 03/03/17

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