Marcus Taylor

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Marcus Taylor
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1981-11-25) November 25, 1981 (age 32)
Lansing, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High school Waverly (Lansing, Michigan)
College Michigan State (2000–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro playing career 2002–2011
Career history
2002–03 Minnesota Timberwolves
2003-04 ASVEL Basket (France)
2004 (Summer) Southern Crescent Lightning (WBA)
2004-06 MENT Vassilakis (Greece)
2005 (Summer) Southern Crescent Lightning (WBA)
2005 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
2006 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2006–09 TBB Trier (Germany)
2010 Anaheim Arsenal (D-League)

Marcus Taylor (born November 25, 1981) is an American professional basketball player.

He was a Naismith All-American, McDonald's All-American, two-time Parade All-American and USA Today 1st-team All-American. He also went on to win Mr. Basketball of Michigan Award in 2000. He attended Michigan State University, where he played for Tom Izzo for two seasons. In just his sophomore season he became only the second player in Big Ten history to lead the league in scoring and assists, and the first in MSU history. He won a gold medal on the FIBA Under-21 World Championship in Saitama, Japan. Marcus was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves(NBA) in 2002.[1] Since then he has played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA), ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (France), MENT Vassilakis (Greece), the Southern Crescent Lightning (WBA), the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (NBDL), the Tulsa 66ers (NBDL), TBB Trier (Germany), and the Anaheim Arsenal (NBDL). He officially retired from professional basketball in 2011 due to a career ending injury, and currently owns one of the top training businesses in the Michigan area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2002 NBA Draft. NBA.com