Salem High School senior Tai Taylor committed to play girls basketball at Wake Forest University with an athletic signing on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Taylor was surrounded by family members and school staff members as she signed her letter of intent in principal John Hall‘s office.
Hall stood by alongside assistant principal and athletic director Sandy Hadaway, girls basketball coach DeWayne Harrell, and Tai’s family: mom Bridgette Joyce, dad Shannon Taylor, brother Amare Taylor and cousin Devonte Joyce.
Tai put in a lot of hard work and sacrificed valuable time during spring and summer breaks in order to make this achievement, according to dad Shannon Taylor.
She’s most looking forward to being in a “new environment and being able to play with girls I know I can play with,” she said.
Tai’s final high school season kicks off Thursday evening with a scrimmage against Glenvar High School. Regular season for girls basketball begins on Tuesday, Nov. 27 against Lord Botetourt High School.