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Allison Taka
Player Profile:
Allison Taka 1266848
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Culver City, CA
High School: Culver City HS
Experience: 3 Letters

UCLA Outlook:
•Hard-working player who provides leadership
•One of UCLA's better perimeter shooters
•Plays good position defense and knows personnel

•Saw action in all 31 games, with one start (at Washington)
•Played double figure minutes in 10 games
•Scored in 18 games, with a best of nine points in win over San Diego
•Tied for third on the team with 18 made three-point shots
•Named to the first team All-Pac-10 Academic squad
•Has earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll in each academic quarter

•Saw action in five games (at CS Northridge, Cal Poly SLO, Southern, at Washington State, USC in Pac-10 tournament)
•Scored one point vs. Southern in Nevada Classic
•Handed out three assists at Washington State
•Had two assists vs. USC
•Earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll all three quarters in 2007-08

•Saw action in eight games
•Scored two points vs. Washington State at the Pac-10 Tournament
•Recorded one assist at UC Irvine and at UC Riverside
•Scored her first career points vs. Gonzaga
•Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll all three quarters

High School:
•Played at Culver City HS for coach Jack Nakanishi
•Averaged 16.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.9 steals per game as a senior
•Led the league in assist average her senior season
•Served as team captain as a junior and senior
•Named the 2006 Ocean League Most Outstanding Player
•First-team All-Ocean League as a junior
•First-team All-Pioneer League selection as a sophomore and second-team as a freshman
•Had 11 20-point games, including a career-high of 30 points in a win over Banning HS
•Played club basketball for Hoop4Life

•Full name: Allison Fumie Taka
•Born on July 30, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA
•Family: Parents Gary and Karen Taka; Brother John
•Both parents attended UCLA, and her mother Karen works on campus
•Two cousins and an aunt and uncle also attended UCLA
•Lists her biggest athletic thrill as signing her letter-of-intent with UCLA
•The athlete she admires most is Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash
•Patterns her style of play after former UCLA point guard Natalie Nakase
•Hobbies include listening to music, drawing and photography
•Majoring in Sociology

Career Highs:
Points - 9 v. San Diego (12/14/08); Rebounds - 2 v. Washington St. (1/22/09); Assists - 3 at Washington St. (1/12/08); Steals - 2, last v. Washington State (1/22/09); Blocks - none; FG Made - 2, last at Stanford (2/1/09); 3-pt. FG Made - 2, last Stanford (2/1/09); FT Made - 4, last v. San Diego (12/14/08); Minutes - 25 at Washington (2/20/09).

UCLA Career Statistics


3-point Shooting: 2007 -- 0-3 (.000); 2008 -- 0-1 (.000); 2009 -- 18-58 (.316); Totals -- 18-61 (.295)
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