During her high school days at Emerald Ridge, Taylor Buie was never afraid to take the big shot. That hasn’t changed at the college level.
Buie, now a sophomore at Nova Southeastern University, an NCAA Division II women’s basketball program in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is averaging 15.6 points per game and has hit 46 percent of her 3-point attempts this season.
The Sharks (27-4) faced the University of Tampa in the NCAA Division II South region championship game after press time on Monday night.
Buie was named the Sunshine State Conference Tournament MVP, and she also was named to the Daktronics All-South Region second team.
Buie couldn’t wait to leave Washington state after her high school career for the warmer climate and favorable temperatures in south Florida. Nova Southeastern University is located 24 miles north of Miami.
“I’m ready to move on and will now try to get an NCAA (Division II) title during my college career,” Buie said during spring 2012.
Buie’s goal is still within reach.
She’s always been a complete player. Not only is she adept from the perimeter, she’s equally as good at driving to the basket. And she’s second on the team this year in free throw-percentage at 84 percent (78-for-93).
Buie’s style has transferred over perfectly to the NCAA Division II level.
Even if the Sharks don’t win a national championship this season, Buie will get two more chances before her college career is complete.