Dara Taylor

Point GUARD

Nationality: American

Date of Birth: 16.01.1991

Height: 1.71 m

Team 2020-21: Södertalje I Sweden

Previous Teams:

EFAO Zografou I Greece

Telge I Sweden

Neuss I Germany

Osnabrück I Germany

Achievements:

German 2. Bundesliga Regular Season Champion

2. Bundesliga Defensive Player of the Year

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Appearance

All-Big Ten Second Team

All-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

2x Big Ten All-Defensive Team

Links:

Eurobasket Player Profile Link

Highlights

GAME FILM

Dara #25 White Jersey - 18 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds, 5 steals

Dara #2 White Jersey - 21 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals

SCOUTING REPORT

The veteran point guard had great 2020-21 season for Sodertalje (Sweden) where she averaged 13.8 points, 6.8 assists, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game.


Her numbers in Sweden illustrate the type of all around player Dara is: the ability to score, but effectively creating for her teammates at a high level. She pushes the ball with great pace in transition, forcing defenses to account for her playmaking abilities.  Part of what makes her tough in transition is her court vision and ability to change to floor with a quick skip pass ahead or across the floor.  When creating for herself or attacking in isolation, Dara has great handle which she combines with a quick first step to really put pressure on opposing defenders.   

As a defender, Dara had quick hands and great instincts, active hands in the passing lanes, pressuring opposing ball handlers, and often finishes defensive possessions by collecting the rebound.  Her ability to rebound adds another valuable component to her overall game.