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Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Douglasville, Ga.
High School: Douglas County



Veteran of 65 games at GSU with 29 starts over three years...Scored 262 career points and grabbed 173 career rebounds...Has 163 career assists and 65 career steals...Has seven double-figure scoring games.

Signed with the program in November during the 2008 fall signing period.


Taylor played all 30 games and got 20 starts as a junior....Led the team with 96 assists (3.2 per game) to rank 13th in the league in assists...Had 81 turnovers for a +15 in assists-turnover ratio.

Scored 162 points (5.4 per game) and had five games in double figures...Had career-high game of 17 points against William and Mary (2/26/12) as she made 7-of-12 shots...That game was her only career double-double as she added 10 rebounds to go with six assists in the win.

Her other double-figure games were 12 points vs. Georgia Tech (12/16/11) on 4-of-8 field goals, 11 points vs. VCU (2/23/12) and 10 points in the CAA Tournament game with UNCW (3/8/12).

Her 96 assists included 12 games with four or more assists, topped by seven against Campbell (11/25/11) and Northeastern (2/2/12)...Had six assists in four games.

Her 36 steals were fourth on the team, topped by four games with three thefts...Finished season as a 73.3% free throw shooter, making 55-of-75 from the line...Hit 7-of-7 free throws against VCU (2/23/12).

Played 40 of the 45 minutes in the overtime game at Towson (2/5/12) and 36 of the 40 minutes in the regular season finale at UNCW (2/29/12).


Led team with 67 assists, despite starting only nine games...Played in 30 of the 31 games and logged 508 minutes, seventh most on the squad...Started seven of last eight games of season and played in 20 or more minutes of final 10 games last season.

Her 93 points were seventh most (3.1)...Had 64 rebounds and made 28 steals.

Produced two double-figure scoring games, topped by 11 points vs. Towson (2/13/11) with 4-of-8 field goals...Had first double-figure game in win over UNC Wilmington (2/6/11) with 4-of-7 field goals and 2-for-2 from the free throw line.

Season-best assist game was 8 in the win vs. Jacksonville State (12/16/10)...Had 7 assists at William and Mary (2/20/11)...Had a pair of  5-assist games (at ODU, 1/30/11, and James Madison, 2/24/11).

In CAA Tournament-opening win over George Mason, Taylor stepped up with key points. With score at 64-62 and 41 seconds left, she went to the line for one-and-one free throw opportunity and cashed both shots to make it a two-possession game at 66-62.


Played in five games as a freshman with nine minutes of playing time.

Scored 5 points in the win over University of Maryland Eastern Shore (12/20), hitting two of her three shots and making her only three-point attempt...Also had 2 rebounds in this game in just the two minutes she played.

Her first collegiate points came from the free throw line with 2-for-2 in the win over Murray State (11/27)...Played three minutes in the season-opening win at Kennesaw and had a steal.


Averaged 11.6 points per game, while averaging 3.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game last year for Douglas County High in metro Atlanta.

Knocked down 27 three-point baskets on the 22-6 Tigers squad of coach Chet Forsh in Douglasville...Made a clutch game-tying three-point basket with five seconds left against the No. 1 team in the state, only to have that team make a half-court shot with one second left.

Taylor was All-Region in both her junior and senior seasons as well as All-Douglas County both years.Jerlisa had a 20-point game with four assists vs. Hillgrove High...Enjoyed a 19-point, seven-rebound, four-assist game vs. Alexander.

Netted 19 points and grabbed  six rebounds, plus six assists against  Pebblegrove High....Had double-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds, four assists vs. South Paulding...Had 10-rebound game against Osborne.

Had a season-high eight-steal game vs. Carver and had six games with four steals on defense...Knocked down three three-point baskets in games vs. Carrollton, Alexander and Pebblebrook...Had three games with six assists and two more with five assists...Had 20 games scoring in double figures as senior...In junior season was one rebound shy of rare triple-double game with 20 points, 10 assists and nine boards vs. South Paulding.

Played AAU ball with the Douglasville Tigers of coach Tonya Jackson.


Grew up in Douglasville, Ga., a suburb east of Atlanta...Daughter of Robin Taylor and Lynnzell Johnson... Jerlisa is the youngest of 10 children...Cousin, Ricky Dobbs, was a quarterback at Navy, so she was a fan of the Midshipmen...Cousin Ricky was also an all-state basketball player on 27-3 Douglas County team...Majoring in criminal justice at Georgia State.

Jerlisa Taylor's Georgia State Statistics













2009-10 5/0 9/1.8 2-5/.400 1-1/1.000 2-2/1.000 1-1 2/0.4 0 0 1 7/1.4
2010-11 30/9 508/16.9 34-114/.298 0-4/.000 25-38/.658 10-54 64/2.1 67 1 28 93/3.1













65/29 1258/19.4 89-271/.328 2-14/.150 82-115/.713 23-150 173/2.7 163  65  262/4.0


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