Player Profiles

Taylor                             Palmer
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Height: 5-9
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: G


Career Highlights:

  • Helped WVU to four consecutive NCAA Tournament Appearances and 16 wins over ranked opponents
  • Became the 30th player in WVU women’s basketball history and 12th player under coach Mike Carey to score 1,000 career-points, finishing with 1,097
  • Ranks No. 26 in WVU’s all-time scoring record book with 1,097 points
  • Ties for fifth in WVU’s career record books for 3-point field goals made (215) and is fourth for career 3-point field goals attempted (646)
  • Her 131 career games played ranks as the third-most games played in WVU’s career record books
  • Recorded nine 20-point games, 51 double-figure scoring games and led WVU in scoring 21 times in her career

At West Virginia (2013-14):

  • Named 2014 Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year
  • Helped WVU to its most wins in program history (30)
  • Became the 30th player in WVU women's basketball history and 12th player under coach Mike Carey to join the 1,000-point club with her first shot (a three) vs. K-State on Feb. 8, 2014
  • Ranks No. 9 for 3-point field goals made (56) by a senior in a season in WVU’s record books
  • Played all 34 games, coming off the bench in 31, averaging 9.8 points per game
  • Led WVU’s bench players in scoring in 29 games 
  • Recorded second-most threes for WVU with 56, having recorded a three in 29 games 
  • Was instrumental in helping WVU to a comeback win at TCU, recording all 14 of her points in the final 6:35, including three 3-pointers 
  • Averaged 9.8 points per game, the fourth-highest scoring average for WVU 
  • Had 19 games scoring in double figures and led WVU's scoring and rebounding efforts in three different games
  • Recorded a season-high 25 points, including four threes, and 8-of-15 shooting from the field in WVU's victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 7 
  • Played in all 35 games, earning three starts 

At West Virginia (2012-13):

  • Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Averaged 9.9 points per game as the third-leading scorer for WVU
  • Led the Mountaineers with 63 3-pointers, including 37 in Big 12 play
  • Recorded a 39.4 3-point field goal percentage (37-94) in Big 12 games, the second-highest percentage of any league player
  • Averaged the sixth-most 3-pointers a game per league outing with 2.06
  • Shot 34.8 percent from beyond the arc, ranking No. 69 nationally
  • Averaged 2.03 threes per game, ranking No. 114 in the nation
  • Led WVU from the free throw line, shooting 86.1 percent (31-36)
  • Finished the season with a 1.000 free throw percentage (17-17) in Big 12 only games
  • Recorded a season-high 30 points in the Big 12 season opener at Oklahoma, the only Mountaineer to record a 30-point game for the season
  • Totaled three 20-point games and 14 double-figure outings
  • Led WVU in scoring eight times and rebounding once
  • Grabbed a career-best five steals against LSU, totaling 31 steals for the season
  • Dished out 45 assists, tied for the second-most on the team
  • Averaged 24.9 minutes per game in all 31 games, earning 30 starts
  • Recorded a 3-pointer in 22 different games
  • Matched a career-best eight 3-pointers against Oklahoma
  • Averaged 19.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game against LSU and Iowa to be named to the FIU Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team

At West Virginia (2011-12):

  • Opened the season with a career-high 33 points in the season-opening win over Youngstown State
  • Recorded eight 3-pointers against Youngstown State to break WVU’s 3-pointers in a game by a sophomore record in her first career start
  • Was named to the Woodland Hills Holiday Inn Thanksgiving Basketball Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 18 points per game, including eight threes in the tournament and helping WVU to a 1-1 tournament record, including a 63-54 upset win over No. 25 UCLA
  • Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Dec. 26 after recording a game-leading 21 points on 50 percent shooting (7-14), including four 3-pointers in a win over Mount St. Mary’s
  • Led WVU in scoring with 17 points against Marshall to be named the Player of the Game
  • Recorded at least one 3-pointer in 31 games
  • Led WVU with 74 3-pointers, the third most by a sophomore in a single season in WVU history
  • Averaged 2.2 3-pointers per game, the sixth-highest average in the league
  • Averaged 10.6 points per game as WVU’s third-leading scorer
  • Led WVU with four 20-point outings
  • Had 16 games with scoring numbers in double figures
  • Led WVU in scoring on 10 occasions, the second-most on the team
  • Played all 34 games with 19 starts
At West Virginia (2010-11):
  • Played 31 games, averaging 7.5 minutes per game as a true freshman
  • Had a breakout game against High Point as she put up a career-best six 3-pointers and led all players in scoring with 22 points
  • Came off the bench for 13 min. and recorded nine points off three 3-pointers in the season-opening win over Loyola Maryland
  • Recorded her second double-figure scoring game with 14 points against Marshall, including 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc and 5-of-10 shooting from the field
  • Recorded 22 3-pointers made, the second most for the Mountaineers
  • Held the third-highest 3-point field goal percentage of 37.9 (22-of-58)
  • Tallied 85 points and 20 rebounds on the season
In High School:
  • As a senior at Mt. Vernon High, averaged 15.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game
  • Guided the Knights to a 21-4 record as a senior, including a 9-1 league mark
  • Rated the 90th-best player in the country according to Dan Olson’s Collegiate Basketball Report
  • Recorded 1,000+ points, was a league MVP and named to the state finals all-tournament team
  • Was a third-team all-state and first-team all section honoree
  • Played for Patrice-Wallace Moore, wife of former WVU men’s basketball player and WVU Hall of Fame member Lowes Moore
  • Was named Maxpreps National Gatorade Player of the Week
  • Earned the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete award
  • Averaged 16.2 points and 4.0 assists per game as a junior
  • A two-time all-league and all-section selection, which included the top 55 players in a five county area in 2008 and only the top 35 in 2009
  • A second team all-Journal News performer in 2009
  • Helped the Knights to a 2009 sectional championship and was an all-tournament tournament recipient for efforts in the class 1AA (the highest class in the section in New York)
  • Garnered sixth team all-state accolades
  • Played AAU for the New York Gauchos, under the direction of Earl Elliotte
  • Ranked 35th in her class
  • Held a 3.8 GPA
  • Daughter of Joseph and Danyette Palmer
  • Birthday is Oct. 16
  • Has one sister, Janay
  • Majoring in accounting with a minor in sport communication
  • Attended same high school as former men's All-American Kevin Jones
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List

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