3 Taje Burston
3 Taje Burston
Height: 5-1
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Springfield, Mass.
High School: Springfield Central
Position: G
gp 26
pts/g 7.2
fg % 29.4
3pt % 27.6
ft % 60.9
reb/g 3.2
a/g 4.3

2016-17 Season-Highs

Games Played/Started: 26/25

Minutes: 42 at Keene State Coll. 12/10/16 (33.1 mpg)  

Points: 15 vs. Keene State Coll. 1/28/17 (7.2 ppg)

Rebounds: 9 vs. Plymouth State U. 2/11/17 (3.2 rbg)

Assists: 10 at UMass Dartmouth 2/21/17 (4.3 apg)

Steals: 6 at Rhode Island Coll. 2/4/17 (2.1 spg)

NOTABLES

  • Posted new career-high averages in minutes, points, rebounds, assists and steals per game as a senior
  • Closed out her career having played in 82 games as a Beacon, including 75 starts. She played in 106 total collegiate games, after starting her career at Goucher College.
  • Ended her career fourth in school history in career assists (268) and tied for seventh in assists per game (3.3).
  • Led the Little East Conference in assists per game (4.3) and ranked tied for first in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7-1.0)
  • Posted double-digit points seven times
  • Recorded a career-high 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting in a 66-55 loss to Keene State on January 28
  • Ended her career by tying her career-high with 10 assists in the Little East Conference Quarterfinals

2015-16 Played a key role as one of the Beacons’ top ball handlers in her second season in Boston … Named to the Pepsi Mariner Classic All-Tournament Team … Played in all 28 games for a second-consecutive season … Started 22 contests … Averaged 28.5 minutes of playing time … Finished the season with 4.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and .7 steals per game … Ended the year second on the team with 3.1 assists per game and 88 total assists … Totaled 64 rebounds, 20 steals and two blocked shots … Shot 27.1 percent from the field, 24.1 percent from behind the arc and 62.2 percent from the charity stripe … Knocked down 19 three-pointers … Registered double-figure points in five contests … Averaged 11.5 points, four assists and two rebounds in two games to help UMass Boston win the Pepsi Mariner Classic … Posted a career-high 10 assists in 40 minutes on November 21 in a win over Framingham State … Recorded 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting and added five rebounds and three assists in an overtime win over Bridgewater State on December 3 … Started all three Little East Conference Playoff games and finished with seven points and two assists in the LEC Championship Game against Eastern Connecticut State University.

2014-15 Made an immediate impact as the Beacons’ starting point guard and most reliable crunch time shooter … Started in all 28 contests … Paced the Beacons with her 31.5 minutes per game … Averaged 5.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game … Ranked second on the team with her 2.5 assists per game and 69 total assists … Totaled 48 rebounds and 44 steals … Shot 33.3 percent from the field, 30.8 percent from distance and 68.1 percent from the free throw line … Finished third on the team with her 28 made 3-pointers … Recorded double-digit points in five contests … Finished with at least five assists on four occasions … Played at least 40 minutes in six different games … Reached double-digits points for the first time on December 6 with 11 points, two rebounds and one assist at Keene State … Finished with a season-high 13 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 40 seconds to play in a 69-65 win over Brandeis on January 6 … Led the Beacons to an upset win over UMass Dartmouth with the game-winning 3-pointer with 10 seconds to go in a 63-61 win on February 11 … Hit 3-of-4 free throws and grabbed a steal in the final minute to help UMass Boston earn their first-ever win over Southern Maine on February 17 …  Finished with eight points in 43 minutes on March 1 in the Little East Conference Championship Game against Eastern Connecticut State … Played 122 of a possible 125 minutes in the Beacons’ three Little East Conference Tournament games.

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL: Transfer from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland ... Appeared in all 24 games as a freshman at Goucher and started 19 contests ... Averaged 5.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and a team-high 3.0 assists per game ... Graduated from Springfield Central High School in 2013 ... Born on April 6, 1995 ... Daughter of Lizzie Figueroa ... Has one brother, Isaiah Jones ... Currently majoring in Biology.

 

 Taje Burston with CSM Assistant Professor of Biology
 Brian White
Recent Games
Feb 4 at Rhode Island College W, 61-49
Feb 8 University of Southern Maine L, 46-42
Feb 11 Plymouth State University L, 63-59
Feb 15 at UMass Dartmouth L, 68-66
Feb 18 at Eastern Connecticut State University L, 66-62
Feb 21 at UMass Dartmouth L, 67-52
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 26 14
Games started 25 14
Minutes 860 478
Minutes per game 33.1 34.1
FG 62-211 40-125
FG Pct 29.4 32.0
3PT 24-87 14-50
3PT Pct 27.6 28.0
FT 39-64 26-41
FT Pct 60.9 63.4
Off rebounds 12 9
Def rebounds 71 36
Total rebounds 83 45
Rebounds per game 3.2 3.2
Personal fouls 68 36
Disqualifications 3 2
Assists 111 54
Turnovers 67 36
Assist to turnover ratio 1.7 1.5
Steals 54 31
Blocks 1 0
Points 187 120
Points per game 7.2 8.6
Points per 40 min 8.7 10.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 15 Suffolk University L, 73-70 1 34 3-8 37.5 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 6
Nov 19 vs. St. Catherine University (Minn.) W, 65-55 1 24 1-7 14.3 1-3 33.3 2-2 100.0 5
Nov 20 at NYU L, 79-68 - 24 3-8 37.5 1-3 33.3 1-1 100.0 8
Nov 22 at Fitchburg State University W, 81-75 1 36 1-6 16.7 1-4 25.0 2-5 40.0 5
Nov 29 at Colby College W, 55-49 1 31 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 3
Dec 3 at Western Connecticut State University L, 63-55 1 40 3-12 25.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 6
Dec 7 at Framingham State University L, 73-68 1 36 1-6 16.7 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 2
Dec 10 at Keene State College W, 88-78 1 42 3-10 30.0 2-4 50.0 4-5 80.0 12
Dec 14 Westfield State University W, 95-91 1 20 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 2-2 100.0 5
Dec 30 Clark University (Mass.) L, 67-64 1 40 5-16 31.3 2-7 28.6 2-4 50.0 14
Jan 3 at Brandeis University L, 79-54 1 31 1-5 20.0 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 3
Jan 5 Bridgewater State University L, 77-68 1 33 3-10 30.0 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 7
Jan 7 Rhode Island College W, 67-45 1 25 4-7 57.1 3-5 60.0 1-2 50.0 12
Jan 11 at Plymouth State University L, 64-59 1 34 1-8 12.5 0-4 0.0 1-4 25.0 3
Jan 14 Eastern Connecticut State University L, 90-67 1 24 1-5 20.0 1-2 50.0 2-4 50.0 5
Jan 18 at University of Southern Maine W, 61-43 1 20 1-6 16.7 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Jan 21 Western Connecticut State University W, 66-59 1 30 0-4 0.0 0-2 0.0 2-2 100.0 2
Jan 25 UMass Dartmouth L, 73-68 1 40 5-13 38.5 2-5 40.0 1-2 50.0 13
Jan 28 Keene State College L, 66-55 1 39 5-9 55.6 0-2 0.0 5-9 55.6 15
Jan 31 Bowdoin College L, 83-59 1 34 2-6 33.3 2-4 50.0 0-2 0.0 6
Feb 4 at Rhode Island College W, 61-49 1 32 3-8 37.5 2-7 28.6 1-2 50.0 9
Feb 8 University of Southern Maine L, 46-42 1 38 3-11 27.3 2-3 66.7 1-2 50.0 9
Feb 11 Plymouth State University L, 63-59 1 40 3-11 27.3 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 6
Feb 15 at UMass Dartmouth L, 68-66 1 34 3-7 42.9 1-3 33.3 6-7 85.7 13
Feb 18 at Eastern Connecticut State University L, 66-62 1 40 5-14 35.7 0-3 0.0 2-2 100.0 12
Feb 21 at UMass Dartmouth L, 67-52 1 39 1-10 10.0 0-3 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 15 Suffolk University L, 73-70 1 34 0 4 4 8 0 - 2 0 1 -
Nov 19 vs. St. Catherine University (Minn.) W, 65-55 1 24 0 3 3 1 1 1.0 2 0 0 -
Nov 20 at NYU L, 79-68 - 24 0 3 3 3 1 3.0 1 0 4 -
Nov 22 at Fitchburg State University W, 81-75 1 36 1 3 4 5 4 1.3 5 0 4 -
Nov 29 at Colby College W, 55-49 1 31 0 2 2 3 1 3.0 2 0 0 -
Dec 3 at Western Connecticut State University L, 63-55 1 40 0 2 2 5 5 1.0 1 0 4 0
Dec 7 at Framingham State University L, 73-68 1 36 1 2 3 3 2 1.5 1 0 2 -
Dec 10 at Keene State College W, 88-78 1 42 0 4 4 7 4 1.8 4 0 1 -
Dec 14 Westfield State University W, 95-91 1 20 1 3 4 6 5 1.2 0 0 5 1
Dec 30 Clark University (Mass.) L, 67-64 1 40 0 1 1 5 1 5.0 4 0 4 -
Jan 3 at Brandeis University L, 79-54 1 31 0 5 5 3 6 0.5 1 0 2 -
Jan 5 Bridgewater State University L, 77-68 1 33 0 1 1 5 2 2.5 2 0 2 -
Jan 7 Rhode Island College W, 67-45 1 25 1 2 3 4 1 4.0 1 0 1 -
Jan 11 at Plymouth State University L, 64-59 1 34 1 2 3 2 2 1.0 0 0 4 -
Jan 14 Eastern Connecticut State University L, 90-67 1 24 1 3 4 2 2 1.0 1 0 3 -
Jan 18 at University of Southern Maine W, 61-43 1 20 0 3 3 6 1 6.0 3 0 0 -
Jan 21 Western Connecticut State University W, 66-59 1 30 0 2 2 3 3 1.0 1 0 3 -
Jan 25 UMass Dartmouth L, 73-68 1 40 1 2 3 4 2 2.0 4 0 4 -
Jan 28 Keene State College L, 66-55 1 39 0 3 3 1 5 0.2 1 0 4 -
Jan 31 Bowdoin College L, 83-59 1 34 0 5 5 5 5 1.0 1 0 4 -
Feb 4 at Rhode Island College W, 61-49 1 32 1 1 2 3 2 1.5 6 0 0 -
Feb 8 University of Southern Maine L, 46-42 1 38 1 1 2 2 3 0.7 2 0 2 -
Feb 11 Plymouth State University L, 63-59 1 40 3 6 9 5 1 5.0 2 0 5 1
Feb 15 at UMass Dartmouth L, 68-66 1 34 0 3 3 6 2 3.0 2 0 5 1
Feb 18 at Eastern Connecticut State University L, 66-62 1 40 0 2 2 4 3 1.3 3 0 0 -
Feb 21 at UMass Dartmouth L, 67-52 1 39 0 3 3 10 3 3.3 2 1 4 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 28 28 31.5 1.7-5.1 33.3 1.0-3.2 30.8 1.1-1.7 68.1 5.6
2015-16 28 22 28.5 1.5-5.5 27.1 0.7-2.8 24.1 0.8-1.3 62.2 4.5
2016-17 26 25 33.1 2.4-8.1 29.4 0.9-3.3 27.6 1.5-2.5 60.9 7.2
Total 82 75 31.0 1.9-6.2 29.8 0.9-3.1 27.6 1.1-1.8 63.5 5.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 28 28 883 48-144 33.3 28-91 30.8 32-47 68.1 156
2015-16 28 22 798 42-155 27.1 19-79 24.1 23-37 62.2 126
2016-17 26 25 860 62-211 29.4 24-87 27.6 39-64 60.9 187
Total 82 75 2541 152-510 29.8 71-257 27.6 94-148 63.5 469
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 28 28 31.5 2.2-6.5 33.3 1.3-4.1 30.8 1.4-2.1 68.1 7.1
2015-16 28 22 28.5 2.1-7.8 27.1 1.0-4.0 24.1 1.2-1.9 62.2 6.3
2016-17 26 25 33.1 2.9-9.8 29.4 1.1-4.0 27.6 1.8-3.0 60.9 8.7
Total 82 75 31.0 2.4-8.0 29.8 1.1-4.0 27.6 1.5-2.3 63.5 7.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2014-15 28 28 31.5 0.2 1.5 1.7 1.7 0.0 2.5 3.0 0.8 1.6 0.0
2015-16 28 22 28.5 0.3 2.0 2.3 1.8 0.0 3.1 2.7 1.2 0.7 0.1
2016-17 26 25 33.1 0.5 2.7 3.2 2.6 0.1 4.3 2.6 1.7 2.1 0.0
Total 82 75 31.0 0.3 2.0 2.4 2.0 0.0 3.3 2.8 1.2 1.4 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 28 28 883 6 42 48 48 0 69 84 0.8 44 0
2015-16 28 22 798 9 55 64 51 1 88 76 1.2 20 2
2016-17 26 25 860 12 71 83 68 3 111 67 1.7 54 1
Total 82 75 2541 27 168 195 167 4 268 227 1.2 118 3
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2014-15 28 28 31.5 0.3 1.9 2.2 2.2 0.0 3.1 3.8 0.8 2.0 0.0
2015-16 28 22 28.5 0.5 2.8 3.2 2.6 0.1 4.4 3.8 1.2 1.0 0.1
2016-17 26 25 33.1 0.6 3.3 3.9 3.2 0.1 5.2 3.1 1.7 2.5 0.0
Total 82 75 31.0 0.4 2.6 3.1 2.6 0.1 4.2 3.6 1.2 1.9 0.0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 26 25 33.1 2.4-8.1 29.4 0.9-3.3 27.6 1.5-2.5 60.9 7.2
Conference 14 14 34.1 2.9-8.9 32.0 1.0-3.6 28.0 1.9-2.9 63.4 8.6
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 33.1 2.9-8.5 34.3 1.2-3.2 35.9 1.3-2.5 53.3 8.3
Away 13 12 33.8 2.0-7.8 25.5 0.7-3.5 20.0 1.6-2.5 65.6 6.3
Neutral 1 1 24.0 1.0-7.0 14.3 1.0-3.0 33.3 2.0-2.0 100.0 5.0
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Wins 9 9 28.9 1.6-5.8 26.9 1.2-3.3 36.7 1.9-2.7 70.8 6.2
Losses 17 16 35.3 2.8-9.4 30.2 0.8-3.4 22.8 1.3-2.4 55.0 7.7
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November 5 4 29.8 1.6-6.2 25.8 0.6-2.4 25.0 1.6-2.4 66.7 5.4
December 5 5 35.6 2.6-9.2 28.3 1.0-3.8 26.3 1.6-2.2 72.7 7.8
January 10 10 31.0 2.3-7.3 31.5 1.1-3.4 32.4 1.2-2.6 46.2 6.9
February 6 6 37.2 3.0-10.2 29.5 0.8-3.7 22.7 1.8-2.5 73.3 8.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 26 25 860 62-211 29.4 24-87 27.6 39-64 60.9 187
Conference 14 14 478 40-125 32.0 14-50 28.0 26-41 63.4 120
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 12 12 397 35-102 34.3 14-39 35.9 16-30 53.3 100
Away 13 12 439 26-102 25.5 9-45 20.0 21-32 65.6 82
Neutral 1 1 24 1-7 14.3 1-3 33.3 2-2 100.0 5
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Wins 9 9 260 14-52 26.9 11-30 36.7 17-24 70.8 56
Losses 17 16 600 48-159 30.2 13-57 22.8 22-40 55.0 131
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November 5 4 149 8-31 25.8 3-12 25.0 8-12 66.7 27
December 5 5 178 13-46 28.3 5-19 26.3 8-11 72.7 39
January 10 10 310 23-73 31.5 11-34 32.4 12-26 46.2 69
February 6 6 223 18-61 29.5 5-22 22.7 11-15 73.3 52
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 26 25 33.1 2.9-9.8 29.4 1.1-4.0 27.6 1.8-3.0 60.9 8.7
Conference 14 14 34.1 3.3-10.5 32.0 1.2-4.2 28.0 2.2-3.4 63.4 10.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 33.1 3.5-10.3 34.3 1.4-3.9 35.9 1.6-3.0 53.3 10.1
Away 13 12 33.8 2.4-9.3 25.5 0.8-4.1 20.0 1.9-2.9 65.6 7.5
Neutral 1 1 24.0 1.7-11.7 14.3 1.7-5.0 33.3 3.3-3.3 100.0 8.3
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Wins 9 9 28.9 2.2-8.0 26.9 1.7-4.6 36.7 2.6-3.7 70.8 8.6
Losses 17 16 35.3 3.2-10.6 30.2 0.9-3.8 22.8 1.5-2.7 55.0 8.7
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November 5 4 29.8 2.1-8.3 25.8 0.8-3.2 25.0 2.1-3.2 66.7 7.2
December 5 5 35.6 2.9-10.3 28.3 1.1-4.3 26.3 1.8-2.5 72.7 8.8
January 10 10 31.0 3.0-9.4 31.5 1.4-4.4 32.4 1.5-3.4 46.2 8.9
February 6 6 37.2 3.2-10.9 29.5 0.9-3.9 22.7 2.0-2.7 73.3 9.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 26 25 33.1 0.5 2.7 3.2 2.6 0.1 4.3 2.6 1.7 2.1 0.0
Conference 14 14 34.1 0.6 2.6 3.2 2.6 0.1 3.9 2.6 1.5 2.2 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 33.1 0.7 2.8 3.4 3.2 0.2 4.2 2.5 1.7 1.8 0.0
Away 13 12 33.8 0.3 2.7 3.0 2.3 0.1 4.6 2.8 1.7 2.4 0.1
Neutral 1 1 24.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 - 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0
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Wins 9 9 28.9 0.4 2.6 3.0 1.6 0.1 4.2 2.4 1.7 2.7 0.0
Losses 17 16 35.3 0.5 2.8 3.3 3.2 0.1 4.3 2.6 1.6 1.8 0.1
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November 5 4 29.8 0.2 3.0 3.2 1.8 - 4.0 1.4 2.9 2.4 0.0
December 5 5 35.6 0.4 2.4 2.8 3.2 0.2 5.2 3.4 1.5 2.0 0.0
January 10 10 31.0 0.4 2.8 3.2 2.7 - 3.5 2.9 1.2 1.5 0.0
February 6 6 37.2 0.8 2.7 3.5 2.7 0.3 5.0 2.3 2.1 2.8 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 26 25 860 12 71 83 68 3 111 67 1.7 54 1
Conference 14 14 478 9 36 45 36 2 54 36 1.5 31 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 397 8 33 41 38 2 50 30 1.7 21 0
Away 13 12 439 4 35 39 30 1 60 36 1.7 31 1
Neutral 1 1 24 0 3 3 0 - 1 1 1.0 2 0
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Wins 9 9 260 4 23 27 14 1 38 22 1.7 24 0
Losses 17 16 600 8 48 56 54 2 73 45 1.6 30 1
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November 5 4 149 1 15 16 9 - 20 7 2.9 12 0
December 5 5 178 2 12 14 16 1 26 17 1.5 10 0
January 10 10 310 4 28 32 27 - 35 29 1.2 15 0
February 6 6 223 5 16 21 16 2 30 14 2.1 17 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 26 25 33.1 0.6 3.3 3.9 3.2 0.1 5.2 3.1 1.7 2.5 0.0
Conference 14 14 34.1 0.8 3.0 3.8 3.0 0.2 4.5 3.0 1.5 2.6 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 33.1 0.8 3.3 4.1 3.8 0.2 5.0 3.0 1.7 2.1 0.0
Away 13 12 33.8 0.4 3.2 3.6 2.7 0.1 5.5 3.3 1.7 2.8 0.1
Neutral 1 1 24.0 0.0 5.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7 1.0 3.3 0.0
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Wins 9 9 28.9 0.6 3.5 4.2 2.2 0.2 5.8 3.4 1.7 3.7 0.0
Losses 17 16 35.3 0.5 3.2 3.7 3.6 0.1 4.9 3.0 1.6 2.0 0.1
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November 5 4 29.8 0.3 4.0 4.3 2.4 0.0 5.4 1.9 2.9 3.2 0.0
December 5 5 35.6 0.4 2.7 3.1 3.6 0.2 5.8 3.8 1.5 2.2 0.0
January 10 10 31.0 0.5 3.6 4.1 3.5 0.0 4.5 3.7 1.2 1.9 0.0
February 6 6 37.2 0.9 2.9 3.8 2.9 0.4 5.4 2.5 2.1 3.0 0.2