Taurean Prince: 2016 Draft Prospect
2015-2016 Season Stats
Courtesy of Baylor Athletics
AS A SENIOR(2015-16): Started all 34 games, averaging team-best 15.9 points in 30.6 minutes per game ... Named All-Big 12 First Team, becoming fifth player in program history to be named to first team by league's coaches ... Selected to media's All-Big 12 Second Team for second consecutive season ... Only player to rank among Big 12's top 15 in points, rebounds, steals and blocks ... Finished fourth in league in scoring (15.9), ninth in rebounding (6.1), 13th in blocks (0.7) and 15th in steals (1.3) ... Also ranked 11th in Big 12 in free throw percentage (.774), 10th in 3-point percentage (.361) and eighth in offensive rebounding (2.4) ... Posted in double-digit points in 28 of 34 games, including 16 of 18 games in Big 12 play ... Scored 20-plus points in seven games, including two 30-point games ... Played at least 22 minutes in all 34 games ... Had 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in just 25 minutes against Savannah State (11/23) ... Posted 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes vs. Arkansas State (11/27) ... Earned career-first Big 12 Player of the Week honor after scoring then-career-high 30 points, adding five rebounds and three steals in 37 minutes of win over No. 13 Vanderbilt (12/6) ... Posted back-to-back double-doubles with 11 points and 13 boards against Northwestern State (12/8) and 11 points and 10 rebounds against Hardin-Simmons (12/16) ... Scored career-high 34 points on 13-of-19 shooting, tying Ferrell Center record for field goals made in a game, added six rebounds and three steals in 31 minutes vs. New Mexico State (12/23) ... Made 12-of-12 free throws at Kansas (1/2), setting program record for most made free throws without a miss in a Big 12 game ... Led Baylor to win at No. 13 Iowa State (1/9) by posting third double-double of season with 18 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes ... Played career-high 46 minutes and recorded fourth double-double of season with 19 points and 13 boards in double-overtime win vs. Kansas State (1/20) ... That game started streak of 15 consecutive games scoring in double-figures, averaging 16.8 points per game during the streak ... Had 22 points and eight boards in 31 minutes of win at TCU (2/27) ... Recorded fifth double-double of season with 19 points and 10 boards in 33 minutes vs. West Virginia (3/5) ... Led Baylor to win over No. 22 Texas (3/10) in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals with sixth double-double of season, recording 24 points and 13 rebounds in 37 minutes ...Set Baylor record for points in an NCAA Tournament game with 28 points on 12-of-24 shooting against Yale (3/17).
AS A JUNIOR (2014-15): Played 33 games with six starts during breakout season, averaging team-high 13.9 points in 26.3 minutes per game ... Named national Sixth Man of the Year, earned Big 12's Sixth Man Award and was chosen second-team All-Big 12 ... Averaged 16.6 points during a 16-game streak of scoring in double-figures, despite coming off bench in the 15 games against Big 12 opponents during the streak ... Scored in double-figures in 27 of 33 games played, made at least one 3-pointer in 30 games ... Finished season ranked sixth in Big 12 in points per game (13.9), fourth in field goal percentage (.472), third in 3-point percentage (.395), sixth in 3-pointers made per game (1.8), seventh in steals per game (1.5) and 15th in rebounds per game (5.6) ... Improved to 15.6 points per game in conference play, good for third-best in league ... Ranked second nationally in points per game (13.9) by players with fewer than 10 starts ... Led team with 27 double-digit scoring games after posting only 12 double-figure games in first two seasons at Baylor combined ... Posted 15-plus points 16 times and had seven 20-point games ... Made first start of season vs. Memphis (11/27), scoring 20 points in 30 minutes ... Had career-first double-double in Big 12 play with 17 points and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes off bench in overtime win at TCU (1/10) ... Scored 20 points, added five rebounds and four steals in 29 minutes off bench at Kansas State (1/17), starting streak of 16 consecutive games scoring in double figures ... Posted 20 points in 28 minutes off bench vs. Oklahoma State (2/9) ... Recorded 22 points in 32 minutes off bench in win at Texas Tech (2/17) ... Posted 14 points with then-career-highs of five assists and five steals in win vs. Kansas State (2/21) ... Scored 20 points in consecutive games, leading Bears to wins at Iowa State (2/25) and vs. West Virginia (2/28) ... Put team on his back, scoring 20 of his 24 points over final 13 minutes in three-point win vs. Texas Tech (3/6) ... Played then-career-high 38 minutes off bench, never leaving game after entering off the bench two minutes in vs. Tech ... Posted third career double-double with team-highs of 18 points and 15 rebounds in NCAA Tournament game vs. Georgia State (3/19).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Saw action in all 38 games and made first two career starts ... Playing time doubled from freshman season, as he averaged 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game ... Played double-digit minutes in all but five contests ... Scored in double figures nine times ... Opened season with 10 points and eight boards in 18 minutes off bench vs. Colorado (11/8) ... Had season-high 12 rebounds to go with eight points in win over South Carolina (11/12) ... Scored 16 points in 23 minutes vs. Oral Roberts (12/30), starting five-game stretch when he scored in double figures four times and averaged 15.2 points per game ... Had 15 points and five boards in 24 minutes off bench vs. Savannah State (1/3) ... Posted nine points and four boards in 20 minutes at Iowa State (1/7) ... Notched career-high 23 points and 20 minutes off bench vs. TCU (1/11) ... Had 13 points in 22 minutes off bench at Texas Tech (1/15) ... Earned first career start at Kansas (1/20), but battled early foul trouble and was limited to 11 scoreless minutes ... Made second career start and played then-career-high 26 minutes vs. Texas (1/25), posting 12 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals ... Moved back to reserve role for remainder of season, beginning with 11 points in 19 minutes off bench vs. West Virginia (1/28) ... Had 12 points in 14 minutes of double overtime win vs. Kansas State (2/15) ... Averaged 5.0 points in 11.8 minutes per game during Bears' four-game run at Big 12 Championship ... Came off bench in all three games of NCAA Tournament play, averaging 1.7 points and 1.7 boards in 10.0 minutes per contest ... Only attempted two field goals over three NCAA Tournament games, but went to free throw line six times, converting on five attempts.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13): Played in 24 games off bench, averaging 6.4 minutes per game during debut season ... Averaged 3.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per contest ... Scored in double figures in three of four games in which he played at least 12 minutes ... One of teams' most efficient players, averaging 22.9 points and 13.5 rebounds per 40 minutes ... Played 11 minutes in season opener vs. Lehigh (11/9) and had eight points and six rebounds ... Scored 13 points and grabbed six boards in 16 minutes of win vs. Jackson State (11/11) ... Recorded 27th 20-15 game in program history with 21 points, 15 rebounds (seven offensive), three assists, two blocks and one steal in 26 minutes vs. Hardin-Simmons (1/19) ... Most action in Big 12 play came when he scored six points in 10 minutes of win vs. West Virginia (2/13) ... Had 14 points and seven rebounds in just 12 minutes of NIT opening round win vs. Long Beach State (3/20) ... Played 15 minutes in NIT second round game vs. Arizona State (3/22), posting four points, three rebounds and two steals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons for coach Jim Weaver at Earl Warren High School in San Antonio, Texas ... Led Warriors to 35-6 record and trip to state semifinals in 2011-12 senior season ... Averaged 21.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 2.3 steals per game as senior, earning TABC All-State and unanimous All-District 27-5A honors ... Named San Antonio Express News 2011-12 All-Area Player of the Year ... Selected to Class 5A All-Tournament team ... Led team to 26-10 record and earned All-Area honors after averaging 16.4 points and 11.6 rebounds as junior in 2010-11 ... Played in Texas High School Coaches Association 2012 All-Star Game ... Ranked No. 7 recruit in Texas by TexasHoops.com ... Ranked as No. 24 recruit in Texas by ESPN.
PERSONAL: Full name is Taurean Waller-Prince ... Born March 22, 1994, in San Marcos, Texas ... Son of Anthony and Tamiyko Prince ... Originally signed NLI with Long Island-Brooklyn prior to senior season of high school, but was released after school made coaching change.