9 / 12 / 2015
5’9″ Combo Guard TAYLER BENNETT from Long beach, CA ( ST. Anthony H.S. ) ended her recruiting process earlier this week when she made her pledge to become a RICE University Owl and play for new Head Coach Tina Langley .
Tayler chose Rice over New Mexico,UC Santa Barbara & Loyola Marymount University.
Her father Ray and Asst. Coach at ST. Anthony H.S. gave his thoughts on what Tayler brings to the court :
"Tayler is a player who fills the stat sheet. She can shoot it, put it on the deck & create for teammates. She gets in the passing lanes defensively & rebounds as well. "
I am looking forward to hearing which College Coaches who watched us play now realize the Value of 5.9 2016 Combo Guard Tayler Bennett.
’16 PG Tayler Bennett displayed a different side of confidence today, the side a D1 coach would love.
CAL SPARKS GOLD 2016 5.9 Guard Tayler Bennett shot 80% From the ARC at Boo Williams Tourney. 8/10 !
Tayler shared with Coach Bill why RICE was the best fit :
Reason why I chose RICE : Off the Court " The gorgeous campus. All of the resources I'll need to succeed in my Major. Their Architecture program ranks in the top 3 in the country. Love the support the alumni shows towards school & its current students. A degree from RICE carries a lot of weight. " Basketball " I was able to develop a great relationship with Coach Tina Langley & her staff. I was able to see her vision for the program & myself as a combo guard. She's recruited & developed a lot of successful athletes, I know she'll do the same at RICE University. I love the style of play that she plans to implement. I know my game will rise to the next level with the training & development that the RICE staff will provide. "
Tayler is also impressive in the classroom with a 4.3 GPA .
This well rounded and highly respected young lady is a member of the Presidents Ambassadors Club and the Long Beach Leadership Program.
She played for the nationally respected Nike sponsored CAL SPARKS AAU program.