Athlete of the Week: Taylor Allman

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Seeing Taylor Allman working hard in the North Myrtle Beach gym is an everyday sight.  It's that dedication that's allowed Allman to develop into one of the Grand Strand's best.

"Shooting comes natural to me whenever I'm open, so whenever I'm not open I have to create my own shot, my teammates are really good at passing and getting it around," said Allman.

Last week in a game against Loris, Allman reached a career milestone few will ever come near.  She scored her 1,000th career point, and the scary part is she's only midway through her junior year.

"It was a big honor and I was looking forward to scoring it that night," continued Allman, "It was very emotional for me, I was happy to do it."

Allman's ability to score doesn't come from superior size or strength, it comes from her understanding of the game, and knowing when to pull the trigger

"I've scored about 300 a season so far, or more, and driving to hole is a big game of mine, getting fouled, and shooting threes like I've said."

North Myrtle Beach head coach Jude Hunt added, "You remember players for different things, some of them not necessarily for their basketball skills or things like that.  She's definitely somebody that sticks out in your mind as somebody special and I'm sure I'll probably always remember her."

Like all great players, Allman is a competitor first.  While scoring 1,000 points is a great career accomplishment, she would trade all of her points for a region title

"We wanted it so badly last year and 1,000 points wasn't even on my mind this year, it's been our goal since the beginning of the season and we're going to work towards it no matter what."