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Taylor Jones reminisces about why she chose Oregon State WBB

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On the latest Talkin’ Beavers Podcast, host Ron Callan caught up with Oregon State Women’s Basketball sophomore forward Taylor Jones.

Jones, who attended Dallas Christian High School in Mesquite, Texas, reminisced over her decision to play for Coach Scott Rueck and begin her legacy in Corvallis.

She explained how one particular Elite 8 game that was played on Mar. 28, 2016 was very important.  

Before I committed I remember watching that game… I was watching on my phone. [The Beavers] won. I was freaking out. It was before I committed and was like – ‘Okay, if I’m this excited about a team beating a school in Texas that I’m an hour away from, I think that’s where I need to go.’  

Beavers WBB sophomore Taylor Jones on the Talkin' Beavers Podcast

‘That game’ was a 60-57 victory to send Oregon State to the WBB Final Four for the first time in program history. The Beavers were led by Sydney Wiese’s 18 points. OSU would fall to the eventual Champs, the UCONN Huskies that year.

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Beaver Podcast with Taylor Jones right here]:

But now we know the win over Baylor wasn’t just a special game for Beaver Nation, it also played a key factor in the recruitment of Jones.

During her freshman season last year with the Beavs, Jones started for Coach Rueck. She averaged 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds earning her Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors. 

Listen to the entire Talkin' Beavers Podcast right here