44 Taylor Petty
44 Taylor Petty
Height: 5-9
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: Conover, N.C.
High School: Dorman (S.C.) / Presbyterian College
Position: G

2017-18: Transfer from Presbyterian College who sat out the campaign due to NCAA rules.

2016-17 (Presbyterian): Saw action in 22 games and made 19 starts...finished second on the team in scoring (9.1 ppg)...also chipped in 3.2 rebounds per game...shot 78.1 percent from the free throw line (57x73)...registered eight double figure scoring performances, including season high 25 in a 69-62 win over SoCon member UNCG...tallied 16 points, three rebounds, and two steals versus Liberty...drained 4-of-7 3-pointers en route to a 15-point outing against North Carolina Central...also tallied 15 points to go along with six rebounds in a win over Longwood, and had 15 points (7x8FTs) in a triumph over Radford...claimed a career high eight rebounds against Charleston Southern (2/4).

2015-16 (Presbyterian): Selected Big South Freshman of the Year, seeing action in all 31 games and making eight starts...paced PC in scoring (11.4 pp) and was the squad’s top scorer in 17 games...connected on a school freshman record 74 3-pointers...recorded career-highs in points (26), field goals (10), and 3-pointers (6) in a win over Longwood...scored 19 points, draining six 3-pointers, in a victory over Columbia College...led the team in scoring with 18 points and five 3-pointers versus Brevard College..had 14 points against East Carolina...scored 12 points against Virginia Tech in her collegiate debut.

High School: 2015 graduate of Dorman High School....spent her first two prep years at Newton-Conover (N.C.) High School...was a member of two conference championship teams (one at both schools)...played both guard positions...averaged 23.0 points, 4.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.0 steals per game as a senior at Dorman, earning all-region, all-area, and all-state honors her senior year...was a North-South All-Star Game selection...earned all-region and all-state laurels her junior year...also starred in cross country, volleyball, and soccer during her prep career.

Personal: Full name is Morgan Taylor Petty...born August 2, 1996, in Hickory, North Carolina...daughter of Jason and Monica Petty ...father played basketball at Montreat College (1988-92)...mother played basketball at Mars Hill (1986-90), and aunt, Jaymie Rowe, also played basketball at Montreat.