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Taariq Cephas

Birthdate: 1993-06-30
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Bear , DE
Country: U.S.A.
Previous School: Pencader Charter School
Height: 5' 10"
Point Guard

2013-14: Played in 32 games and made 27 starts..Led Coppin State in assists with 131 and was third in the MEAC in assists per game (4.1)…Finished fifth in the MEAC in assist to turnover ratio (1.5)…He averaged 27.1 minutes…Scored 9.4 points per game and grabbed 3.0 rebounds per game…Shot 79.4 percent (85-for-107) from the free-throw line…He had a streak of 23 consecutive made free-throws from 12-7-13 to 1-4-14…Was 10-for-10 from the foul line in win over UMBC on 12-11-13… Notched his first career double-double against Delaware State on 12-7-13 (12 points, career-high 10 assists)…He scored in double figures 15 times…He scored 20 or more points twice…Scored a season-high 24 points off the bench to spark an 83-77 victory over Hampton in the MEAC quarterfinals on 3-12-14…He was 5-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from 3-point distance in the win over Hampton…Scored 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting against Ohio Valley on 11-25-13…Scored 18 points against UMBC on 12-11-13…Finished with 19 points against Norfolk State on 2-22-14….He handed out at least five assists 12 times….He had 17 points and nine assists against Morgan State on 2-10-14…Handed out eight assists four times (Oregon State, UMBC, Hampton and Morgan State)…Was second on the team with 34 steals and one of three players who recorded at least 30 steals…Made 34 3-pointers, which was fourth on the team....He grabbed a season-best eight rebounds against Morgan State on 12-9-14…He led team in scoring five times.

2011-12 (Freshman)

Played in 29 games during his freshman season and started 12 times…named to the MEAC All-Rookie Team…was a two-time recipient of the MEAC Rookie of the Week award…was named the conference Rookie of the Week on Dec. 5 and Dec. 19…averaged 5.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game…ranked second on the team with 28 steals…was third on the team with 72 assists…shot 40.7 (57-of-140) percent from the floor and 38.6 (27-of-70) percent from the three-point line…also shot 59.5 (25-of-42) percent from the free throw line…had three double-figure scoring games…scored a career-high 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting against West Virginia Tech (12/3)…was 6-of-8 from the three-point line and 4-of-6 from the free throw line…had 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field against Towson (12/14)…had 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting at Savannah State (1/7)…posted a career-best six assists against North Carolina Central (1/21) in the Physical Education Complex…grabbed a season-best five rebounds in three games…collected five boards against Nebraska Omaha (12/30) and in back-to-back games versus Howard (2/18) and Morgan State (2/22)…played 27 minutes against Florida A&M (3/6) in the MEAC Tournament and scored seven points, grabbed two rebounds and handed out four assists.


Prior to Coppin State

Attended Pencader Charter School in New Castle, Del.…was named the co-most valuable player of Flight B of the Blue Hen Conference…also named first team all-conference…scored over 800 points and had over 300 assists in his career…holds the Pencader school record for career steals…led Pencader to the state playoffs as a senior…also competed on the track and field team.



Born on June 30, 1993, in Chester, Pa.…major is criminal justice…son of Tracy and Karen Cephas.

Physical Education Complex

Score Board

Women's Volleyball
vs. Norfolk State
W 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 20-25, 25-17)

Women's Volleyball
@ Morgan State
L 3-1 (28-26, 19-25, 25-23, 25-14)

Women's Volleyball
@ Tulane
L 3-0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-15)

Women's Volleyball
@ Arizona
L 3-0 (25-13, 25-23, 25-18)

Women's Volleyball
W 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 25-17, 18-25, 15-13)

Women's Volleyball
@ Eastern Michigan
L 3-0 (24-26, 22-25, 18-25)

Women's Volleyball
W 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-21)

Women's Volleyball
@ American
L 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-19)

Women's Volleyball
@ Towson
L 3-1 (25-16, 21-25, 25-18, 25-16)

Women's Volleyball
@ Saint Peter's
W 3-2 (25-27, 20-25, 25-19, 26-24, 15-11)


Ariel Richard moved into second place all time at Coppin State in career kills. Who owns the school record for career kills?

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The CSU volleyball team has been selected to finish fourth in the MEAC preseason poll. Where will the Eagles finish?