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Minnesota Timberwolves | #12 | Forward

Taurean

Prince

PPG

9.5

RPG

3.5

APG

1.9

PIE

8.0

6'7" | 218lb | 27 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Appeared in 196 games (139 starts) over three seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, averaging 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 25.5 minutes (.427 FG%, .380 3FG%, .823 FT%)… 2017-18 Season (Atlanta Hawks): Started all 82 games, averaging 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.0 minutes per game (.426 FG%, .385 3FG%, .844 FT%)… Ranked 30th in the NBA in free throw percentage… Scored in double-figures 56 times and tallied 19 20-point nights, including five 30-point efforts… Racked up five double-digit rebounding games… Recorded five double-doubles… Tallied 33 points (12-17 FGs, 7-8 3FGs, 2-2 FTs), eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes at Boston on April 8, tying his career-high in 3FGM… Finished with 38 points (13-26 FGs, 4-13 3FGs, 8-8 FTs), eight rebounds, two blocks and one assist at Milwaukee on March 17, setting or tying career-highs in points and FGM… Tallied 38 points (11-18 FGs, 7-13 3FGs, 9- 10 FTs), seven assists, six rebounds and one steal vs. Chicago on March 11, setting or tying career-highs in points, 3FGM and FTM… Posted 14 points, eight assists, five rebounds, four steals and one block (5-8 FGs, 3-5 3FGs, 1-2 FTs) vs. Sacramento on Nov. 15, setting career-highs in assists and steals, while finishing the night +38… Recorded his first career double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one block at Dallas on Oct. 18… Also tied career-best of four steals vs. Golden State on March 2 and eight assists vs. Orlando on April 1… 2016-17 Season (Atlanta Hawks, NBA G League) …In 59 total games (10 starts) averaged 5.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 16.6 minutes… Among NBA rookies, ranked eighth in FT%, tied for ninth in blocks per game (0.5), 10th in steals per outing (0.7) and T-18th in rebounds per contest… Scored in double-figures 11 times, including one 20-point night, and had one double-digit rebounding effort… Averaged 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals (.411 FG%, .324 3FG%, .694 FT%) as a starter… Team leader in rebounds twice, scoring once and assists once… Posted 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 41 minutes (7-13 FGs, 2-3 3FGs, 4-4 FTs) vs. Boston on March 6… Made his NBA debut vs. Washington on Oct. 27, finishing with one assist and one steal in four minutes of work… Started all six games of Atlanta’s first round playoff series with Washington, recording 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 31.2 minutes (.558 FG%, 1.000 FT%)… Scored in double-figures five times, including a 16-point (7-10 FGs, 2-2 3FGs), four-rebound, one-steal effort in 28 minutes of Game 3 on April 22… Assigned to the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League on two occasions, appearing in five total games and averaging 20.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 28.3 minutes (.494 FG%, .350 3FG%, .714 FT%).

BEFORE NBA

In four seasons at Baylor, appeared in 129 games (42 starts), averaging 10.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 20.2 minutes (.460 FG%, .376 3FG%, .718 FT%)… Helped the Bears to a 95-48 record during his career, including three NCAA Tournament berths (2014-16) and the 2013 NIT championship… Finished career ranked 13th on Baylor's all-time scoring list (1,321), ninth in 3-point percentage (.376) and tied for seventh in games played… Senior Season (2015-16): Started all 34 games, averaging 15.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 30.6 minutes per contest (.432 FG%, .361 3FG%, .774 FT%)… Named as an All-Big 12 selection, First Team by the league’s coaches and Second Team by the media… Named to the USBWA All-District VII Team and the NABC All-District 8 Second Team… Led the team in points per game and minutes per game… Finished fourth in the league in scoring and ninth in rebounding… Scored in double-figures in 28 games, including seven 20-point contests and two 30-point nights… Junior Season (2014-15): Appeared in 33 games (six starts), averaging 13.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.3 assists in 26.3 minutes per game (.472 FG%, .395 3FG%, .644 FT%)… Awarded the National Sixth Man Of The Year and was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team by the coaches and media… Scored in double-figures a team-best 27 times, including seven 20-point outings… Sophomore Season (2013-14): In 38 total games (two starts), averaged 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per contest (.465 FG%, .366 3FG%, .709 FT%)... Scored in double-figures nine times… Freshman Season (2012- 13): Averaged 3.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes (.583 FG%, .333 3FG%, .727 FT%) in 24 contests… Scored in double-figures three times.

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Taurean Waller-Prince… Son of Anthony and Tamiyko Prince… Was a member of the United States Men’s National Basketball Team that won the bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American Games… On Twitter and Instagram @taureanprince.