Photo: Myah Taylor (#1) of Mississippi State is shown in action against Ole Miss last season. (Photo credit: Austin Perryman)
The SEC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Leadership Council will hold its annual meeting via Zoom on Thursday, Sept. 16, with Iverson Molinar and Myah Taylor of Olive Branch representing Mississippi State.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey introduced new Student-Athlete Leadership Councils in 2016 for the sports of men’s and women’s basketball along with football, which, in addition to the conference’s long standing Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), provide student-athletes with additional opportunities to engage with campus leaders and conference office staff.
The council consists of one male representative and one female representative from each of the SEC’s 14 institutions. The goal of the Leadership Council is for student-athletes to serve as a conduit of communication from their teams to the conference office on issues related to student-athlete experience, student-athlete wellness, and to provide feedback on proposed rules governing the SEC and NCAA.
Taylor, who also represented Mississippi State at the 2019 leadership council meetings, is coming off her most successful campaign for the Bulldogs in 2020-21. She averaged a career-best 9.9 points per game while dishing out 4.1 assists per contest. The senior has played in 86 career games and has made 52 consecutive starts.
Molinar enters his junior season with 37 starts and 61 career games under his belt. A breakout sophomore campaign saw him more than double his points per game output from 5.9 points to 16.7 points, the fourth-most points per game in the SEC last season. In 30 games last season, Molinar shot 48 percent from the field, 44 percent from three and 80 percent from the charity stripe.
(DeSoto County News Service)