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Taiyanna Jackson - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Taiyanna Jackson

Position Center
Height 6'6"
Class Senior
Hometown East Chicago, Ind.
High School East Chicago Central HS
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Career Honors:

at Kansas
Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2021-22)
Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (2021-22)

at Trinity Valley CC
NJCAA Region 14 Freshman of the Year

2021-22 (Junior)
Selected to Big 12 All-Defensive Team, becoming the first-ever KU player chosen to the team…Honorable Mention All-Big 12…Set a new single-season school record with 95 blocked shots…Ranked fourth in the nation in blocks…Recorded the No. 7 single-season mark in school history for field goal percentage, shooting 61.4 percent from the field…Helped KU set a new school record with 5.7 blocks per game…Blocked a career-high eight shots at Kansas State (Jan. 19), which is tied for third-highest single-game mark in school history…Led the Jayhawks with 8.7 rebounds per game and ranked fourth on the team with 8.9 points per game…Scored 10+ points in 12 games, including a career-high 18 against Oklahoma State (Feb. 2) and at Oklahoma (March 5)…Blocked at least two shots in 27-of-31 games…Pulled down a career-best 17 rebounds against TCU (Feb. 6).

Prior to Kansas
Played the forward position primarily for Trinity Valley Community College…Through her two seasons tallied 41 starts through 44 games played and averaged 7.2 minutes…Shot 58 percent from the field and 58.6 from the free throw line…Scored 10.3 points per game…Helped the Cardinals to a 22-3 overall record, 13-2 in conference play and a perfect 11-0 home record…Paced the Cardinals to 1,200 wins…Aided Trinity Valley CC to Region XIV Title..NJCAA Region 14 Freshman of the Year…Scored a triple double in the conference tournament

High School
Competed for head coach Eric Kundich with the Cardinals in 4A…Senior season tallied 17.6 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, 3.1 assists per game, 3.7 steals per game and 3.2 blocks per game…Ended career averaging 12.3 points per game, 10.7 rebounds per game, 2.2 assists per game, 2.6 steals per game and 4.0 blocks per game…Scored 748 points, grabbed 653 rebounds, 133 assists 157 steals and 242 blocks on her career…Rated 95 overall four-star prospect by ESPN, part of ESPN 100…No. 54 overall, No. 12 post player nationally by ESPN…Ranked No. 67 overall, No. 13 post player by Prospect Nation…Ranked No. 1 prospect in state of Indiana by Rick Bolus Pre-Season Rankings…Ranked No. 3 prospect in state of Indiana by ESPN…Three-time IBCA All-State selection…Three-time Gary Post Tribune All-Area Selection…2017-18 IBCA Indiana Junior All-Star Team selection…Northwest Indiana Times, Gary Post Tribune and Indianapolis Star Preseason All-State selection in 2017-18 and 2018-19…IBCA and Indianapolis Star Indiana Miss Basketball candidate entering 2018-19 season…Previously committed to Ole Miss.

Daughter of Dorothy Phillips…Has four siblings, two brothers (Tyler and Tavaris) and two sisters (Tajanae and Tiara)…Twin sister Tiara plays basketball at IUP Northwest…Majoring in Kinesiology…Graduated from East Central High School.

Women's Basketball 🏀 Jackson Records Double-Double, 100th Career Block in Win over UTA

Senior center Taiyanna Jackson collected her second consecutive double-double and recorded her 100th career block as she led the Jayhawks to a 79-74 win over Texas-Arlington on Wednesday evening at Allen Fieldhouse.

Men's Basketball 🎙 The Jayhawker Podcast | WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!

Wayne and Greg Gurley are back with their first hand recap of the national title game. The guys chat about the ups and downs of the game, Bill Self's legacy and how awesome it was to see as many former players as there were in New Orleans. Rock Chalk!

Men's Basketball 🎙 The Jayhawker Podcast | 1971 Final Four Roundtable

Members of the 1971 Final Four team recently came back to Lawrence to celebrate their team. Wayne sits down with key members of the squad to chat about their chemistry, the Final Four run and their place in KU history.

Women's Basketball 🎙 The Jayhawker Podcast | Taiyanna Jackson: The Program Changer

There’s a lot of pressure when it comes to being a division one athlete. Preforming at a high-level day in and day out. Keeping up with your classes. Hearing the cheers…and occasional boo…from the fans. Taiyanna Jackson has endured all that and more as she was sought after to help change the culture on the KU women’s basketball team.

Women's Basketball 🏀 Jayhawks Overcome Halftime Deficit for Seventh-Straight Win

Kansas overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 71-68, at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday, earning KU its seventh-straight victory in Big 12 play and 10th win in conference play this season.

Women's Basketball Taiyanna Jackson: My Journey to KU

Being at KU is special. Throughout my career, I've played AAU basketball, went to a Junior College, and had the opportunity to attend many different schools later on in my career. Every chapter means a lot to me.

Women's Basketball 🏀 Big Fourth Quarter Finishes off Third Straight Win

A dominant fourth quarter and a second straight double-double by junior Tayianna Jackson helped lead Kansas to a 75-60 win over TCU on Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.