1 - Tayra Melendez
Tayra Melendez
Height: 5-11
Year: FR
Hometown: Mattapan, Mass.
High School: The Rivers School
Position: G
Last School: The Rivers School
gp 27
pts/g 10.4
fg % 33.3
3pt % 21.4
ft % 67.9
reb/g 4.4
a/g 1.2

2012-13: Earned Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors on Nov. 19 and Dec. 24... Was named to the A-10 Weekly Honor Roll on five other occasions... Recorded four rebounds, two assists and two steals in the season-opener vs. Central Connecticut... Led all players against Bryant, recording 18 points, five assists and five blocked shots while also adding eight rebounds and two steals... Had nine points and six rebounds against Siena... Netted 18 points against Brown... Recorded 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal at Quinnipiac... Scored 11 points against Houston Baptist... Had nine points, six rebounds, two assists and a block against Maine... Recorded 14 points, three steals and two blocks vs. Rhode Island College... Scored a game-high 19 points at Providence... Led the Rams with 12 points at NJIT... Scored a team-best 12 points against Charlotte... Posted a team-high 13 points against No. 17/18 Dayton... Recorded a game-high in 17 points and five blocks at George Washington... Netted a career-best 21 points against Saint Joseph’s... Led Rhody with 13 points at Butler... Recorded a team-high 17 points, seven rebounds and two blocks at Xavier... Scored a team-high 13 points vs. UMass... Let the team with 13 points and three steals vs. Fordham.

High School: Was a member of the basketball and soccer teams at The Rivers School… Captained her team as a senior… Helped lead Rivers to the 2011 State Title as well as the NEPSAC Class B Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012… Became just the second Rivers player ever to score 1,000+ points over her career… Finished her senior season averaging 11 points, six rebounds and five assists per game while also earning Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors… Was a two-time NEPSAC MVP and four-time All-ISL First Team selection… Was named MVP of the NEPSAC Class B Championship as well as the Rivers Holiday Tournament in both 2009 and 2011… Also was named MVP of the Independence Schools League in 2011… Was one of just four basketball players from the U.S. named to Puerto Rico's National Team for the 2010 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship for Women.  

Personal: Born October 29, 1993... Daughter of Olga Hiraldo and Wilfredo Melendez… Has three younger brothers - Diones, Raul and Wilfredo… Enjoys music, movies, drawing and spending time with family and friends… Favorite teams are the Boston Celtics and New England Patriots… Favorite athlete is Rajon Rondo… Majoring in Psychology.

Recent Games
Feb 17 at Xavier L, 59-40
Feb 19 Massachusetts W, 45-42
Feb 21 Fordham L, 51-42
Feb 24 Saint Louis L, 67-48
Feb 27 Richmond L, 60-50
Mar 3 at VCU L, 55-46
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 27 14
Games started 24 11
Minutes 809 422
Minutes per game 30.0 30.1
FG 104-312 48-161
FG Pct 33.3 29.8
3PT 15-70 5-38
3PT Pct 21.4 13.2
FT 57-84 41-58
FT Pct 67.9 70.7
Off rebounds 31 13
Def rebounds 89 56
Total rebounds 120 69
Rebounds per game 4.4 4.9
Personal fouls 49 23
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 33 13
Turnovers 95 56
Assist to turnover ratio 0.3 0.2
Steals 27 13
Blocks 36 20
Points 280 142
Points per game 10.4 10.1
Points per 40 min 13.8 13.5
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 9 Central Connecticut L, 57-49 1 29 0-8 0.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 13 Bryant W, 65-50 1 35 7-13 53.8 0-1 0.0 4-6 66.7 18
Nov 17 Siena W, 47-39 1 29 4-9 44.4 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 9
Nov 21 Brown L, 55-51 1 28 6-13 46.2 2-4 50.0 4-4 100.0 18
Nov 24 at Quinnipiac L, 76-60 1 35 5-14 35.7 0-2 0.0 0-5 0.0 10
Nov 27 Boston University L, 54-29 1 39 1-8 12.5 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 4
Nov 30 vs. Drexel L, 55-43 1 33 3-6 50.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 7
Dec 1 vs. Houston Baptist W, 59-36 1 20 4-9 44.4 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 11
Dec 5 Delaware L, 57-40 1 25 3-8 37.5 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 7
Dec 8 vs. Maine W, 51-38 1 25 4-18 22.2 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 9
Dec 16 Rhode Island College W, 89-60 1 23 7-13 53.8 0-0 - 0-0 - 14
Dec 22 at Providence L, 78-52 1 33 7-17 41.2 3-3 100.0 2-2 100.0 19
Dec 30 at NJIT L, 48-44 1 33 5-15 33.3 0-4 0.0 2-3 66.7 12
Jan 3 at Northeastern L, 94-53 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 6 Harvard L, 63-56 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 12 at La Salle L, 72-46 - 10 0-6 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Jan 16 Charlotte L, 53-42 - 32 6-16 37.5 0-3 0.0 0-1 0.0 12
Jan 20 Dayton L, 74-48 - 34 5-14 35.7 1-4 25.0 2-4 50.0 13
Jan 23 at St. Bonaventure L, 48-28 1 34 2-7 28.6 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 5
Jan 27 at George Washington L, 57-43 1 38 5-15 33.3 0-2 0.0 7-8 87.5 17
Feb 2 Saint Joseph's L, 78-51 1 35 7-20 35.0 0-3 0.0 7-8 87.5 21
Feb 7 at Butler L, 60-45 1 30 3-12 25.0 1-3 33.3 6-8 75.0 13
Feb 13 at Temple L, 56-45 1 28 2-6 33.3 1-4 25.0 1-2 50.0 6
Feb 17 at Xavier L, 59-40 1 36 6-21 28.6 0-4 0.0 5-8 62.5 17
Feb 19 Massachusetts W, 45-42 1 33 3-10 30.0 0-2 0.0 7-9 77.8 13
Feb 21 Fordham L, 51-42 1 32 5-11 45.5 1-4 25.0 2-2 100.0 13
Feb 24 Saint Louis L, 67-48 1 35 2-11 18.2 0-3 0.0 2-4 50.0 6
Feb 27 Richmond L, 60-50 1 24 1-7 14.3 0-1 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Mar 3 at VCU L, 55-46 1 21 1-5 20.0 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 9 Central Connecticut L, 57-49 1 29 2 2 4 2 1 2.0 2 1 2 0
Nov 13 Bryant W, 65-50 1 35 3 5 8 5 2 2.5 2 5 1 0
Nov 17 Siena W, 47-39 1 29 2 4 6 0 4 0.0 0 0 3 0
Nov 21 Brown L, 55-51 1 28 1 2 3 3 1 3.0 1 0 4 0
Nov 24 at Quinnipiac L, 76-60 1 35 3 3 6 2 6 0.3 1 1 0 0
Nov 27 Boston University L, 54-29 1 39 0 3 3 2 1 2.0 3 0 0 0
Nov 30 vs. Drexel L, 55-43 1 33 0 2 2 0 4 0.0 0 0 4 0
Dec 1 vs. Houston Baptist W, 59-36 1 20 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 2 0
Dec 5 Delaware L, 57-40 1 25 0 0 0 2 2 1.0 0 3 1 0
Dec 8 vs. Maine W, 51-38 1 25 3 3 6 2 1 2.0 0 1 3 0
Dec 16 Rhode Island College W, 89-60 1 23 1 1 2 0 4 0.0 3 2 1 0
Dec 22 at Providence L, 78-52 1 33 2 4 6 1 4 0.2 1 2 3 0
Dec 30 at NJIT L, 48-44 1 33 1 4 5 1 3 0.3 0 1 2 0
Jan 3 at Northeastern L, 94-53 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 6 Harvard L, 63-56 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 12 at La Salle L, 72-46 - 10 1 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 2 0
Jan 16 Charlotte L, 53-42 - 32 0 3 3 1 2 0.5 0 2 0 0
Jan 20 Dayton L, 74-48 - 34 0 3 3 1 6 0.2 2 1 0 0
Jan 23 at St. Bonaventure L, 48-28 1 34 2 6 8 2 1 2.0 0 2 2 0
Jan 27 at George Washington L, 57-43 1 38 2 5 7 2 4 0.5 1 5 3 0
Feb 2 Saint Joseph's L, 78-51 1 35 2 5 7 1 3 0.3 1 0 1 0
Feb 7 at Butler L, 60-45 1 30 0 6 6 1 7 0.1 1 1 2 0
Feb 13 at Temple L, 56-45 1 28 0 6 6 1 3 0.3 2 1 3 0
Feb 17 at Xavier L, 59-40 1 36 2 5 7 1 6 0.2 1 2 1 0
Feb 19 Massachusetts W, 45-42 1 33 1 6 7 1 4 0.2 0 2 1 0
Feb 21 Fordham L, 51-42 1 32 1 5 6 1 6 0.2 3 1 4 0
Feb 24 Saint Louis L, 67-48 1 35 0 3 3 1 2 0.5 0 0 2 0
Feb 27 Richmond L, 60-50 1 24 1 1 2 0 6 0.0 0 0 1 0
Mar 3 at VCU L, 55-46 1 21 1 2 3 0 3 0.0 2 3 1 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2012-13 27 24 30.0 3.9-11.6 33.3 0.6-2.6 21.4 2.1-3.1 67.9 10.4
2013-14 25 23 33.2 4.1-12.4 32.8 1.1-3.0 37.3 3.7-5.0 73.0 13.0
2014-15 - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Total 52 47 31.5 4.0-12.0 33.1 0.8-2.8 29.7 2.9-4.0 71.0 11.6
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2012-13 27 24 809 104-312 33.3 15-70 21.4 57-84 67.9 280
2013-14 25 23 831 102-311 32.8 28-75 37.3 92-126 73.0 324
2014-15 - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Total 52 47 1640 206-623 33.1 43-145 29.7 149-210 71.0 604
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2012-13 27 24 30.0 1.1 3.3 4.4 1.8 0.0 1.2 3.5 0.3 1.0 1.3
2013-14 25 23 33.2 1.2 3.6 4.7 2.3 0.0 2.0 2.8 0.7 1.0 1.5
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 52 47 31.5 1.2 3.4 4.6 2.0 0.0 1.6 3.2 0.5 1.0 1.4
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2012-13 27 24 809 31 89 120 49 0 33 95 0.3 27 36
2013-14 25 23 831 29 89 118 57 0 49 69 0.7 25 38
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 52 47 1640 60 178 238 106 0 82 164 0.5 52 74
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 27 24 30.0 3.9-11.6 33.3 0.6-2.6 21.4 2.1-3.1 67.9 10.4
Conference 14 11 30.1 3.4-11.5 29.8 0.4-2.7 13.2 2.9-4.1 70.7 10.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 14 12 30.9 4.1-11.5 35.4 0.4-2.5 17.1 2.2-3.1 70.5 10.8
Away 10 9 29.8 3.6-11.8 30.5 0.6-2.7 22.2 2.4-3.8 63.2 10.2
Neutral 3 3 26.0 3.7-11.0 33.3 1.0-2.7 37.5 0.7-0.7 100.0 9.0

Wins 6 6 27.5 4.8-12.0 40.3 0.3-1.8 18.2 2.3-3.2 73.7 12.3
Losses 21 18 30.7 3.6-11.4 31.2 0.6-2.8 22.0 2.0-3.1 66.2 9.8

November 7 7 32.6 3.7-10.1 36.6 0.6-2.3 25.0 1.4-2.7 52.6 9.4
December 6 6 26.5 5.0-13.3 37.5 1.0-2.7 37.5 1.0-1.2 85.7 12.0
January 5 2 29.6 3.6-11.6 31.0 0.4-2.4 16.7 1.8-2.6 69.2 9.4
February 8 8 31.6 3.6-12.2 29.6 0.4-3.0 12.5 3.9-5.4 72.1 11.5
March 1 1 21.0 1.0-5.0 20.0 0.0-2.0 0.0 1.0-2.0 50.0 3.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 27 24 809 104-312 33.3 15-70 21.4 57-84 67.9 280
Conference 14 11 422 48-161 29.8 5-38 13.2 41-58 70.7 142
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0

Home 14 12 433 57-161 35.4 6-35 17.1 31-44 70.5 151
Away 10 9 298 36-118 30.5 6-27 22.2 24-38 63.2 102
Neutral 3 3 78 11-33 33.3 3-8 37.5 2-2 100.0 27

Wins 6 6 165 29-72 40.3 2-11 18.2 14-19 73.7 74
Losses 21 18 644 75-240 31.2 13-59 22.0 43-65 66.2 206

November 7 7 228 26-71 36.6 4-16 25.0 10-19 52.6 66
December 6 6 159 30-80 37.5 6-16 37.5 6-7 85.7 72
January 5 2 148 18-58 31.0 2-12 16.7 9-13 69.2 47
February 8 8 253 29-98 29.6 3-24 12.5 31-43 72.1 92
March 1 1 21 1-5 20.0 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 27 24 30.0 1.1 3.3 4.4 1.8 0.0 1.2 3.5 0.3 1.0 1.3
Conference 14 11 30.1 0.9 4.0 4.9 1.6 0.0 0.9 4.0 0.2 0.9 1.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 14 12 30.9 1.0 3.1 4.1 1.5 0.0 1.4 3.1 0.5 1.2 1.2
Away 10 9 29.8 1.4 4.1 5.5 1.9 0.0 1.1 4.0 0.3 0.9 1.8
Neutral 3 3 26.0 1.0 1.7 2.7 3.0 0.0 0.7 3.7 0.2 0.3 0.3

Wins 6 6 27.5 1.7 3.2 4.8 1.8 0.0 1.3 3.5 0.4 1.0 1.7
Losses 21 18 30.7 1.0 3.3 4.3 1.8 0.0 1.2 3.5 0.3 1.0 1.2

November 7 7 32.6 1.6 3.0 4.6 2.0 0.0 2.0 2.7 0.7 1.3 1.0
December 6 6 26.5 1.2 2.0 3.2 2.0 0.0 1.0 3.3 0.3 0.8 1.5
January 5 2 29.6 1.0 3.4 4.4 1.4 0.0 1.2 3.2 0.4 0.6 2.0
February 8 8 31.6 0.9 4.6 5.5 1.9 0.0 0.9 4.6 0.2 1.0 0.9
March 1 1 21.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 2.0 3.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 27 24 809 31 89 120 49 0 33 95 0.3 27 36
Conference 14 11 422 13 56 69 23 0 13 56 0.2 13 20
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 14 12 433 14 43 57 21 0 20 44 0.5 17 17
Away 10 9 298 14 41 55 19 0 11 40 0.3 9 18
Neutral 3 3 78 3 5 8 9 0 2 11 0.2 1 1

Wins 6 6 165 10 19 29 11 0 8 21 0.4 6 10
Losses 21 18 644 21 70 91 38 0 25 74 0.3 21 26

November 7 7 228 11 21 32 14 0 14 19 0.7 9 7
December 6 6 159 7 12 19 12 0 6 20 0.3 5 9
January 5 2 148 5 17 22 7 0 6 16 0.4 3 10
February 8 8 253 7 37 44 15 0 7 37 0.2 8 7
March 1 1 21 1 2 3 1 0 0 3 0.0 2 3