0  Shawn Taggart
Shawn Taggart

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Va.

High School:
Mt. Zion Christian Academy (N.C.)

Last College:
Iowa State University

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 238

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
03/26/1985

Experience:
2L


Overview
Has to make adjustment from reserve to starter in 2008-09 ... One of the squad's top reserves in 2007-08 ... Sat out the 2006-07 season as a result of NCAA transfer rules ... Has two years of eligibility left ... Suffered a right torn ACL prior to 2006 preseason drills and was unable to practice the entire 2006-07 campaign ... A mobile frontcourt player that has good left- and right-hand post moves ... A skilled big man ... Runs the floor well ... Worked hard in the weight room over the summer and added strength.

Career (Iowa State & Memphis)
Has played in 69 games and started 23 ... Averaging 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds ... Shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 66.9 percent from the free throw line ... Has 45 blocked shots and 33 steals.

2007-08 Season (Sophomore)
Played in 39 games, missing only the Tigers' contest at Tulane in late February ... Made nine starts ... Averaged 5.9 points and 4.2 rebounds ... Third on team with 37 blocked shots ... Shot 50 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from the arc and 64.6 percent from the foul line ... Added 15 assists and 19 steals ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Saw action in all nine postseason ... Averaged 4.7 points and 4.2 rebounds ... Shot 37.2 percent from the floor and 90 percent from the free throw line ... Had nine blocks ... In six NCAA Tournament games, averaged 4.7 points and 4.7 boards ... Shot 37.9 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the charity stripe ... Blocked five shots ... Had two points and three boards vs. Kansas in the NCAA Tournament title game ... Scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. UCLA in the NCAA national semifinal contest (Final Four) ... Netted a postseason-high 12 points vs. Texas in the NCAA Tournament South Region championship game ... Shot 5-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line vs. the Longhorns ... Had five points, four boards, one block and one steal vs. Michigan State in the South Region semifinal ... Grabbed seven boards vs. Mississippi State in the NCAA Tournament second round game ... Hit two late free throws and grabbed an offensive rebound (off a missed free throw) to help preserve the win over the Bulldogs ... Had four boards and two blocks vs. Texas-Arlington in the NCAA Tournament first round ... Played double-figure minutes in all three Conference USA Tournament contests ... Had four points and two rebounds in only 13 minutes vs. Tulsa in the C-USA Tournament title game ... Scored six points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked three shots vs. Southern Miss in the C-USA Tournament semifinal ... Had four points and three boards vs. Tulane in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal ... Conference USA play: Played in 15 of the Tigers' 16 league games and started five ... Missed the Feb. 20 Tulane game with a nasal fracture and bruised knee ... Averaged 6.1 points and 4.1 rebounds ... Shot 46.4 percent from the field and 67.7 percent from the free throw line ... Had six points and three boards in regular season finale vs. UAB ... Scored eight points and pulled down seven boards in a win at Southern Miss ... Scored 12 points vs. Tulsa ... Had five points and six boards in 25 minutes (C-USA high) in a home win over Houston ... In first C-USA start vs. SMU, had eight points and seven rebounds ... Grabbed seven boards and blocked two shots vs. UTEP ... Netted a C-USA high 14 points in a road victory at Tulsa ... Scored six points and added five rebounds at Marshall ... Nearly posted his first Memphis double-double with nine points and nine rebounds in the C-USA opener vs. East Carolina ... Also had four blocks vs. the Pirates ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in all 15 non-league games ... Made four starts ... Averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds ... Shot 62.1 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from the three-point line ... Had 15 blocks and 12 steals ... Had three points and four rebounds vs. Tennessee ... Scored five points vs. Gonzaga ... Dished out a career-high tying three assists vs. Siena ... Had 15 points (7-of-11 FG, 1-of-1 treys) and seven boards vs. Arizona ... Netted 11 points vs. Middle Tennessee ... Had seven points, five boards and a career-best five blocks in a win over Southern Cal in the Jimmy V Classic ... Scored a career-high 17 points vs. Austin Peay ... Grabbed five rebounds vs. Connecticut in the 2k Sports College Hoops Classic title game ... Had seven points and four rebounds vs. Oklahoma in the 2k Sports College Hoops Classic semifinal ... Recorded a career-high four steals vs. Richmond in 2k Sports College Hoops Classic/Memphis Regional championship game ... Started season opener vs. Tennessee-Martin in the 2k Sports College Hoops Classic/Memphis Regional ... Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and added seven points vs. the Skyhawks.

2005-06 Season (Freshman; Iowa St.)
Transferred to Memphis from Iowa State following the 2005-06 season ... Played in all 30 games despite suffering a stomach virus through most of preseason drills ... Averaged 5.6 points and 3.6 boards ... Shot 45.1 percent from the field and 69.5 percent from the free throw line ... Netted a season-high 16 points in his collegiate debut vs. Mountain State ... The 16 point-performance was the fifth-best scoring debut in Cyclone history ... Had 13 points (6-of-8 FG) vs. Ohio State ... Made first collegiate start in Iowa State's win at Nebraska ... Posted his first collegiate double-double (11 points-10 boards) vs. Colorado ... Grabbed a season-high 11 boards vs. Kansas State.

High School
Played final two prep seasons at Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham, N.C. ... Averaged 20.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.0 blocks as a senior in helping lead Mt. Zion to a prep school national title ... Prior to senior year, ranked among the nation's top 100 players by Rivals.com (No. 35), HoopScoop (No. 24), Prepstars.com (No. 63), Sporting News (No. 72), Basketball News (No. 85) and Lindy's (No. 94).

Personal
Full name is Shawn Larell Taggart ... Son of Charleine Taggart ... An Interdisciplinary Studies major.

CAREER STATISTICS

                           	-- Total --	-- 3-Point --	-- Rebounds --
Year	GP-GS	Min/Avg	FG-A	Pct	FG-A	Pct	FT-A	Pct	Off-Def	Tot	Avg	PF-FO	A	TO	B	ST	Pts-Avg
2005-06*	30-14	531/17.7	64-142	.451	0-2	.000	41-59	.695	54-53	107	3.6	83-5	8	40	8	14	169-5.6
2006-07			-- DNP (transfer) --
2007-08	39-9	668/17.1	89-178	.500	10-28	.357	42-65	.646	67-96	163	4.2	85-2	15	23	37	19	230-5.9
Total	69-23	1199/17.4	153-320	.478	10-30	.333	83-124	.669	121-149	270	3.9	168-7	23	63	45	33	399-5.8
* stats from Iowa State
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