Baylor Women's Basketball vs. Louisiana College - 11/02/2006
As a freshman (2006-07): True freshman guard Latara Darrett came off the bench the last 11 games of the season after starting five straight contests from Jan. 20-Feb. 3 ... No. 9 in Big 12 in 3-point percentage (.380), a mark which ranked No. 3 among all league freshmen ... Also was No. 5 among league freshmen in steals (1.21 spg), No. 11 in assists (1.35 apg) and No. 12 in scoring (7.2 ppg) ... Led Lady Bears in 3-point percentage (.380), was No. 2 in both 3-pointers made (41) and attempted (108), T-No. 4 in assists (46) and defensive rebounds (87), No. 5 in steals (41) and field goal percentage (.425), T-No. 6 in scoring (7.2 ppg) ... Two points and two assists in 23 minutes off the bench vs. No. 18 North Carolina State ... Had five points, five rebounds, an assist and one steal in 19 minutes vs. Chattanooga ... 10 points and three rebounds in 20 minutes against No. 11 Oklahoma in Big 12 Championship semifinals ... Scored a team-high 17 points, one off her career-high, and collected three steals and two assists in 20 minutes vs. Texas at Waco ... Averaged 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds as a starter over five games from Jan. 20-Feb. 3 ... Tallied 11 points, three rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes at No. 22 Nebraska ... Had 16 points and five rebounds in a career-high tying 35 minutes at No. 24 Texas ... Returned to starting unit against No. 25 Kansas State and responded with 15 points, a career-high nine rebounds, one assist, a block and a steal in 32 minutes ... Jan. 2 Big 12 co-Rookie of the Week after averaging 15.5 points and 5.0 assists in homecourt wins over North Carolina A&T and Prairie View A&M ... Scored a career-high 18 points against Prairie View A&M ... Netted a then-career-high 13 points, a career-best seven assists and a career-high tying five steals vs. North Carolina A&T ... Registered five or more points in 23 of 34 appearances as a rookie (BU was 19-4 in those games) with 10 double-digit scoring efforts (Lady Bears were 8-2 in those contests) ... Hit at least one trey in 21 games with a high of four, three times, and two or more 12 times (Lady Bears were 9-3 in those games) ... Played 10 or more minutes in 33 games with a high of 35, twice ... Made first career start vs. Central Florida, one of six starts she made as a rookie ... Her 22 free throw attempts on the season came in seven games--5 vs. North Texas in season opener, 2 at UCLA, 3 vs. Kansas State, 2 at Texas, 7 vs. the Lady Longhorns in Waco, 1 at Colorado and 2 vs. Oklahoma in Big 12 Championship ... Averaged 7.8 points in Baylor wins compared to 5.3 in losses ... In 12 games vs. 2006-07 ranked (AP) teams, she averaged 7.8 points and hit 42.6 percent (20-of-43) from 3-point range.
Before Baylor: Played her freshman season at Ruben S. Ayala High School in Chino, Calif., the sophomore season at Don Lugo High School in Chino, Calif. and the final two seasons at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. ... Record throughout high school was 115-10 ... Was league MVP and all-state selection all four years ... Member of the gold medal team in the 2005 USA Youth Development Festival ... Totalled over 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 300 steals and 100 assists during her prep career ... Two-time Street & Smith All-American honorable mention.
Personal: Full name is Latara Shaniece Darrett ... Nickname is Tara ... Daughter of Eugene Darrett of Chino, Calif., and Sherrell Thomas of Chino, Calif. ... Born Feb. 24, 1988, in Bellflower, Calif. ... Has eight siblings: Sherra, Ashlee, Pebbles, Goldie, Albert, Audwin, Cedric and Adrian ... Cousin of former UCLA All-American Nikki Blue ... General studies in health, human performance and recreation major ... Selected Baylor over UCLA, USC and Connecticut ... Chose Baylor because of the great fan support and the high quality education ... Enjoys playing video games and the drums, dancing, being around kids and helping them learn ... Graduated from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. , earned top citizenship honors.