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voted as our team defensive MVP,” said Boyer. “And to go along with that, she is a true point guard and a true leader on the floor. We struggled at times last year with turning the ball over too often, so we certainly expect her to help us with that this season.” Taylor is joined by Scott (North Little Rock, Ark.), who has etched her name in the ASU record books and has the potential to be one of the premiere post players in the Sun Belt Conference this year. Scott was second in scoring and rebounding for the Red Wolves a year ago, averaging 12.4 points and 7.3 rebounds. She scored in double figures in 22 games a year ago and pulled double-digit rebounds in eight others, posting seven double-doubles along the way to bring her career total to 18. Scott will enter her senior season at No. 8 on the ASU career rebounding chart with 667, 22nd on the scoring chart with 963 career points and at No. 5 on the career blocked shots chart with 76. “I am really pleased with Shay heading into the season,” Boyer said. “I think her conditioning

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season outlook

As the 2010-11 season approaches, the pieces appear to be in place to return the Arkansas State women’s basketball team to the winning ways that have become the standard during Brian Boyer’s tenure as head coach. Injuries and inexperience played a key role in the Red Wolves sub-.500 record a year ago, but this year’s team is healthy and built around a nucleus of veterans who are battle-tested in the Sun Belt Conference. The Red Wolves return three players who started more than 20 games a year ago, and the starting lineup will be further strengthened by the return of veteran point guard Jazmine Taylor. Taylor will join senior forward Shay Scott, junior guard NeNe Hurst and sophomore guard Quinishia McDowell as returning starters for the upcoming season. “We are looking forward to the upcoming season, and one of the main reasons is because of the returners we have coming back that were challenged and got a lot of playing time last year,” said Boyer. “We had several freshmen who had to play valuable minutes last year, and that will only help this team as we go through this season. “As a whole, I think we have the ability to score better than we have in the past few years,” added Boyer. “Across the board, we shoot it better and our passing is better, so I think we are going to do a better job of scoring than we have in the past.” Taylor (Memphis, Tenn.) redshirted last season, but started in 61 of 62 games in the previous two seasons and returns for her senior year with 197 assists under her belt, ranking No. 14 alltime at ASU. Taylor also has 132 steals to her credit to rank 13th, and despite playing point guard, has blocked 49 shots in her career to rank ninth in the A-State record books. “Following the 2008-09 season, Jaz was

2010-11 Arkansas State Women's Basketball Reference Guide  
2010-11 Arkansas State Women's Basketball Reference Guide