Jordan Taylor (basketball)

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Jordan Taylor
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1989-09-30) September 30, 1989 (age 24)
Bloomington, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Benilde-St. Margaret's
(St. Louis Park, Minnesota)
College Wisconsin (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2014 Virtus Roma
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus second team All-American (2011)
  • First team All-Big Ten (2011)
  • All-Big Ten Defensive team (2011)
  • First team All-Big Ten (Coaches) (2012)
  • Second team All-Big Ten (Media) (2012)

Jordan Taylor (born September 30, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Virtus Roma of the Italian League.

High school career[edit]

Named Minnesota Mr. Basketball as a senior, averaging 22.3 points and 7.1 assists per game. Led Benilde-St. Margaret's to the Minnesota state Class AAA title in 2008 and was a 2-time all-state and 4-time all-conference honoree. He is also the All-time leading scorer in Benilde-St. Margaret's history with 2,068 points over his career. Took his school to a runner-up finish as a junior, earning North Suburban Conference MVP and Class AAA All-Tournament that year and averaged 19.5 points, 6.2 assists and 5.5 rebounds as a junior. Was named honorable mention all-state as a sophomore. Was a member of the National Honor Society and earned the Minnesota State High School League Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.

Collegiate career[edit]

Taylor was one of eleven finalists for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award which is given to the nation's top point guard.

Taylor was awarded 2nd team All-American by Yahoo Sports. He was joined by guards Kemba Walker of Connecticut and Ben Hansbrough of Notre Dame also forwards Derrick Williams of Arizona and Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State.[1] He was picked to the First Team All-America by Fox Sports.[2]

For the 2011-12 season, Taylor was named to multiple preseason watchlists:

On February 26, 2012, Taylor scored 19 points in an upset win over then 10th ranked Ohio State in Columbus. Taylor then moved into 10th place on Wisconsin's all-time scoring list with 1,418 points. He passed both Cory Blackwell (1,405) and Clarence Sherrod (1,408) during the game. The next game on February 28, Taylor scored 22 points in a win over Minnesota. Taylor then moved into 9th place on Wisconsin's all-time scoring list passing Devin Harris.

On March 22, 2012, Taylor played in his final college basketball game losing in the sweet sixteen to the number one seeded Syracuse Orange, 64-63. In this game, Taylor made 23 three-pointers in NCAA Tournament games for his career. Taylor broke the school record of 19, held by Jon Bryant. Taylor also broke the all-time NCAA assist-to-turnover ratio.[3]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in 2012, Taylor agreed to play for the Atlanta Hawks in the 2012 NBA Summer League.[4]

On August 6, 2012, Taylor signed with Virtus Roma of the Italian League.[5] He parted ways with them on February 5, 2014.[6]

In 2014, Taylor agreed to play for the Milwaukee Bucks Summer League team.

Personal[edit]

Jordan was born in Bloomington, Minnesota. His parents are Louis and Lezlie Taylor and Jordan has one older brother, Brandon (27). Prep teammate of Armond Battle (University of Tulsa) at Benilde-St. Margaret's and is majoring in business marketing.[7]

College statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Wisconsin Badgers 33 0 13.2 26.0 19.2 58.8 0.9 1.2 0.3 0.0 1.6
2009-10 Wisconsin Badgers 33 17 29.5 39.5 32.7 71.8 3.2 3.6 0.9 0.1 10.0
2010-11 Wisconsin Badgers 34 34 36.5 43.3 42.9 83.2 4.1 4.7 0.7 0.1 18.1
2011-12 Wisconsin Badgers 36 36 36.0 40.2 36.9 78.5 3.8 4.1 1.0 0.0 14.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=jn-allam030711 Taylor 2nd Team All-American Team Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ Goodman, Jeff (Mar 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". Fox Sports (Fox Sports Interactive Media). Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=teamreports-2012-ncaab-wbg Yahoo! team report, March 23, 2012
  4. ^ Polzin, Jim. "Ex-Benilde/Wisconsin star Jordan Taylor to join Atlanta Hawks' summer team". twincities.com. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Virtus Roma officially signs rookie Jordan Taylor". Sportando.net. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Virtus Roma, Jordan Taylor part ways". Sportando.net. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/taylor_jordan00.html Jordan Taylor Profile

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