LSU Gold
Position
Guard
Height
5'11
Weight
200
Class
Junior
Hometown
Houston, Texas
High School
Booker T. Washington HS

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Played in 16 games with two starts, averaging 3.6 points per game, 1.6 rebounds a game, 2.2 assists per game, while playing 14.9 minutes per game … Made 78 three-pointers in his career … Played 78 career games with 34 starts … Had season bests of nine in his hometown of Houston against Texas (12/10) and nine in a start at Washington (12/20).

JUNIOR SEASON (2005-06)
Missed the fall semester after a school-related suspension … Returned for the Northern Iowa game on Dec. 19 … In third game back, in Las Vegas against Cincinnati, tore his medial collateral ligament and was out for the season … In the three games, played 40 minutes, averaging 2.7 points and 1.7 rebounds.
 
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004-05)
Played and started all 30 games, averaging 10.8 points per game with 3.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game … Continued a trend of starting point guards at LSU having more assists (137) than turnovers … Has hit 70 three-pointers in his LSU career … Had three double-doubles — 10 points, 10 assists vs. New Orleans (11-24); 17 points and 10 assists in the double overtime win against Ohio State (1-15); and the unusual for a point guard 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Alabama (2-22) … 16 games scoring in double figures, 27 in his career … Scored career high of 23 points in the Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic win over Florida State  in which he hit five treys (12-30) … Also had nine assists in that game .. Had 10 games of six assists or more … Assist average of 4.6 ranked fourth in that league … Had 15 games playing at least 30 minutes.
 
FRESHMAN SEASON (2003-04)
Played in all 29 games, starting two, while averaging 15.5 minutes per game … Fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 7.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest … Starts came against McNeese (11-24) and Centenary (1-3) … Played 20 minutes in five of the last nine games … Scored in double figures in 11 games, topped by a 20-minute, 15-point effort against Auburn (2-18) … In the game hit four three pointers to go with a perfect three-of-three at the line … Also had  13 at Mississippi State (2-25) and 12 versus Louisiana-Monroe (11-29), Tulane (12-23) and Alabama (1-10) … Hit three or more treys three times in the last month of the season … Hit 32-of-95 (33.7 percent) from the three-point line … Fourth among league freshmen in scoring average and three-point percentage … Fifth among freshmen in free throw percentage (.680).
 
PRIOR TO LSU
Played for Coach Clarence Stubblefield … Averaged 37 points, eight rebounds and eight assists after averaging over 30 points as a junior … Had 72 points, 22 rebounds and 12 assists in a 120-118 double overtime win early in the season … Attracted attention from recruiters at the 2001 Nike All-Star Camp where he blended in well with other top talent, averaging 15 assists per game in the camp … 2002 postseason Prep All-American … 2003 all-district first team, all-state and second team All-Houston … Played in the Michael Jordan Capitol Classic in Washington, D.C., where he scored 13 points in 20 minutes … Also played in the prestigious Olympic Festival games at Colorado Springs, Colo.
 
PERSONAL
Born on Feb. 8, 1984, in Houston … Nickname is “Tack” … First name is Taurean … Parents are Margaret and Tommie Minor … Other family members are: three sisters — Kimmiye, Myisha and Tonya and four brothers — Pat, Chris, Ced and Tony … Listed his favorite hobby at “playing basketball” … Majoring in General Studies … Right-handed … Biggest influence “my mother because she has been behind me 100 percent” … Favorite NBA team is, of course, for the Houston product, the Houston Rockets … Favorite basketball player is Steve Francis.
 
Career Highs
Points — 23, vs. Florida State, 12-30-04
Rebounds — 10, vs. Alabama, 2-22-05
Field Goals Made — 8, vs. Florida State, 12-30-04
Field Goals Att. — 18, vs. Florida State, 12-30-04
3PT FG Made — 5, vs. Florida State, 12-30-04
3 PT FG Att. — 10, at Utah, 1-3-05
Free Throws Made — 7, vs. Northwestern State, 12-11-04
Free Throw Attempts — 10, vs. Northwestern State, 12-11-04
Assists — 10, twice
Blocks — 1, three times
Steals — 4, twice
Minutes Played — 42, vs. Ohio State, 1-15-05

Top Scoring Games
1. 23 — vs. Florida State, 12-30-04
2. 17 – vs. West Virginia, 11-27-04
2. 17 — vs. Southern Miss, 12-18-04
2. 17 — vs. Ohio State, 1-15-05
2. 17 — vs. Auburn, 2-9-05
6. 16 — vs. Alabama, 2-12-05
7. 15 — vs. Auburn, 2-18-04
7. 15 — vs. UAB (NCAA), 3-17-05
9. 14 — at Arkansas, 2-12-05
10. 13 — at Mississippi State, 2-25-04
10. 13 — vs. Tulane, 11-19-04

 

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