2016 - 2017 MISSISSIPPI
GIRLS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MYAH
TAYLOR
POINT GUARD
OLIVE BRANCH HS
OLIVE BRANCH, MISSISSIPPI
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-7
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
21.6
POINTS PER GAME
7.5
ASSISTS PER GAME
7
STEALS PER GAME
“Myah Taylor is the epitome of a true point guard. She is a leader who makes her teammates better and she is an even better young lady with exceptional character.”
Sylvester Kilgore
Head Coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-7 senior point guard had led the Conquistadors to a 32-1 record and a berth in the Class 6A state final at the time of her selection. Taylor averaged 21.6 points, 7.5 assists and seven steals while shooting 48 percent from inside the arc through 33 games. The state's two-time returning Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year, she is ranked as the nation's No. 49 recruit in the Class of 2017 by espnW HoopGurlz.

Academic Achievement


Taylor has maintained a 4.10 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at Mississippi State University this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of the National Honor Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and her church choir, Taylor has volunteered locally on behalf of the YMCA and as a youth basketball coach. "Myah Taylor is the epitome of a true point guard," said Sylvester Kilgore, head coach of Holly Springs High. "She is a leader who makes her teammates better and she is an even better young lady with exceptional character."

THE INTERVIEW


G: If your teammates gave you a superlative, what would it be?

MT: Team player .

G: What's your team motto?

MT: All-IN strength n numbers from day 1 it help us realize that it was no one player bigger than the team .

G: What's one piece of advice you have for incoming freshmen?

MT: Be patient and enjoy the process .

G: What's you favorite flavor of Gatorade?

MT: Glacier cherry

G: What training habit has had the most impact on your performance?

MT: Skill developmental when I was a Freshman to as a junior and senior working on strength