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Celeste Taylor

  • As of July 30, 2019

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup, 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup, 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • International Tournament Title: 2018 Latvia U17 International Invitational.
  • Member of the 2019 USA U19 World Cup Team that finished with a 7-0 record and captured the gold medal with a 74-70 overtime victory over Australia in Bangkok, Thailand; averaged 5.0 ppg.
  • Member of the 2018 USA U17 World Cup Team that captured gold with a perfect 7-0 record in Minsk, Belarus; averaged 6.1 ppg. and 4.1 rpg.
  • Aided the USA to a three-game sweep of Canada, China and Latvia in a pre-U17 World Cup exhibition tournament in Leipaja, Latvia.
  • Helped the 2017 USA U16 National Team capture the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which qualified the U.S. for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA Women’s U16 National Team Trials.

College Notes

  • Verbally committed to the University of Texas.

High School Honors

  • McDonald’s All-American (2019).
  • USA Today All-New York first team (2019) and second team (2018).
  • Gatorade State Player of the Year (2019).
  • WBCA High School All-America honorable mention (2019).
  • MaxPreps High School All-America honorable mention (2018, 2019).
  • New York Newsday Long Island Player of the Year (2017, 2018, 2019) and All-Long Island first team (2017, 2018, 2019).
  • All-New York State first team (2018, 2019).
  • New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA first team (2017, 2018, 2019).

     

High School Notes

  • Attends Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, New York, and has played on her school's varsity team since seventh grade.
  • As a senior in 2018-19, averaged 16.3 ppg., 8.3 rpg. and 5.9 apg. in leading her team to the 2019 New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Class AA championship.
  • As a junior in 2017-18, averaged 23.8 ppg., 6.8 rpg. and 4.5 spg.
  • As a sophomore in 2016-17, averaged 15.9 ppg. to help her team to an 18-4 record and the state Federation Class AA semifinals.
  • As a freshman in 2015-16, helped her team to a 19-6 record.
  • Also played softball.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Flushing, New York, now resides in Valley Stream, New York.
  • Daughter of Selene Navarro and Alex Navarro; has one brother Isaiah Taylor, and two sisters, Alexis Navarro and Ariel Navarro.
  • Twitter: @_celeste62
  • Instagram: @celeste620
  • Father played football at Albany.
  • Maintained an A average in the classroom.
  • Has volunteered locally on behalf of the Salvation Army and a youth mentoring program.
  • First played basketball in kindergarten.


USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM   G/S   MIN/AVG   FGM-FGA   PCT   3PM-3PA   PCT   FTM-FTA   PCT   REB/AVG   PTS/AVG   AST   TO   BLK   STL 
2019 U19 7/0 129/18.4 15- 41 .366 1- 10 .100 4- 6 .667 18/ 2.6 25/ 5.0 10 13 2 14
2018 U17 7/0 114/16.3 17- 43 .395 5- 13 .385 4- 11 .364 29/ 4.1 43/ 6.1 9 9 3 6
2018 U17X 3/0 48/16.0 8- 15 .533 2- 4 .500 3- 5 .600 9/ 3.0 21/ 7.0 3 8 0 10
2017 U16 5/5 94/18.8 9- 31 .290 4- 10 .400 2- 8 .250 19/ 3.8 24/ 4.8 8 12 3 5
TOTALS 22/5
49-130 .377 12-37 .324 13-30 .433 75/ 3.4 113/ 5.1 30 42 8 35

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