Jermaine Taylor (basketball)
|No. 12 – Maine Red Claws|
December 8, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Tavares (Tavares, Florida)|
|College||Central Florida (2005–2009)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall|
|Selected by the Washington Wizards|
|2010||→Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2012||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2012–2013||Lagun Aro GBC|
|2013||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|2013–present||Maine Red Claws|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jermaine Taylor (born December 8, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. Taylor was a starting guard for the University of Central Florida basketball team. He was selected with the 32nd overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards and soon after traded to the Houston Rockets.
High school career
Taylor attended Tavares High School in Tavares, Florida. As a senior at Tavares High School, Taylor averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists per game. He finished his senior year second in the Florida Class 3A Player of the Year voting and was named to the Florida Class 3A All-State First Team.
In addition to football and basketball, finished second in the Florida Class 2A Track and Field Championships in both the triple jump and high jump. He currently owns his high school's record for the long jump, high jump, and triple jump.
Taylor began his career at the University of Central Florida in 2005 during their first season in Conference USA. Taylor played in 15 games averaging 11 minutes and 4.3 points. In only his fourth collegiate game he scored 15 points in a winning effort against in-state opponent Bethune-Cookman. His best game as a freshman came during a home contest when he scored 16 points in 25 minutes of action in a 77-71 home loss.
In his sophomore campaign, he emerged as one UCF second leading scorer averaging 12.7 points, good for 16th in Conference USA. Taylor's prowess as a 3-point shooter was also evident during his second year for the Knights, draining 63 3s, averaging 41.4% behind the arc. Jermaine scored 26 points twice during his second year helping UCF to a 22-9 record and a 2-seed in the Conference USA tournament.
Taylor is a member of the Epsilon Eta Chapter of Iota Phi Theta fraternity.
On January 29, 2010, Taylor was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. On February 4, 2010, he was recalled by the Houston Rockets after scoring 32 and 30 in two games with the Vipers. He was sent back to the Vipers on February 19, 2010, but recalled four days later, and then returned to the Vipers on March 17, 2010. Taylor was recalled by the Rockets once again on March 24, 2010. He then had his first career start in a game versus the Los Angeles Lakers on March 27, 2010, in which he scored 15 points.
On November 8, 2012, Taylor signed with the Spanish League team San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC. In January 2013, he joined Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C.. Later that month, he joined Shanxi Zhongyu of China.
On March 15, 2013, Taylor was acquired by the Maine Red Claws. In September 2013, he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp. He was later waived on October 25. On October 31, 2013, he was reacquired by the Maine Red Claws. On November 29, 2013, he was waived by the Red Claws due to a season-ending knee injury just two games into the season.
On October 31, 2014, Taylor was again reacquired by the Maine Red Claws.
NBA career statistics
- "2009 NBA Draft Results Round 2". ESPN. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- Rockets notes: Conroy promoted from D-League
- Rockets Assign Taylor To D-League
- Rockets recall Jermaine Taylor from D-League
- Rockets assign Taylor to Vipers, Anderson returns
- Gasol's 30 points lift Lakers over Rockets in Houston
- "Kings Acquire Jermaine Taylor". NBA.com. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
- KINGS WAIVE JERMAINE TAYLOR
- Wolves Announce 2012-13 Training Camp Roster
- Timberwolves release guard Jermaine Taylor
- El Lagun Aro GBC ficha al escolta Jermaine Taylor (Spanish)
- Jermaine Taylor departs Hapoel Tel Aviv
- RED CLAWS ADD VETERAN GUARD JERMAINE TAYLOR
- Cavaliers Announce 2013-14 Training Camp Roster
- Cavs waive DeSagana Diop, Kenny Kadji, Jermaine Taylor, Elliot Williams
- Maine Red Claws Announce First 11 Players Invited to Training Camp
- Maine Red Claws Activate Kammron Taylor, Waive Jermaine Taylor Due to Injury
- Red Claws Announce Affiliate Players, Returning Player Invitees
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- UCF athletic site bio
- Rivals.com listing
- ACB.com profile