Taylor King

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Taylor King
No. 31 – Cheshire Phoenix
Position Small forward
League British Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1988-05-30) May 30, 1988 (age 26)
Huntington Beach, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
College Duke (2007–2008)
Villanova (2009–2010)
Concordia (2010–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 London Lightning
2012–2013 Quebec Kebs
2014–present Cheshire Phoenix

Taylor King (born May 30, 1988) is a professional American basketball player currently playing for the Cheshire Phoenix of the British Basketball League. Before joining NBL Canada, King played for the Villanova University Wildcats,[1] where he played the forward position. King attended Mater Dei High School of Santa Ana, where he enjoyed a successful high school basketball career, posting the third highest career point total in California high school history.

King played for Duke his freshman year. He transferred to Villanova University following the spring 2008 semester. Per NCAA regulations, King did not compete in the 2008-09 season, but returned for the 2009-10 season, with three more years of collegiate eligibility.

During the summer of 2010, Taylor King left the Villanova men's basketball team for what a team spokesman said were "personal reasons."[2] On August 11, 2010 it was announced that King had transferred to USC. However, shortly after, it was announced he would not be attending USC but actually the NAIA school Concordia.[3]

On October 21, 2011, it was announced that King had made the final 12-man roster for the National Basketball League of Canada's London Lightning.[4] However, on January 17, the Lightning released him, leaving room for him to be signed by the Quebec Kebs on February 2.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor King Villanova.com
  2. ^ Jerardi, Dick (22 June 2010). "Taylor King quits Villanova basketball". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Goodman, Jeff. "King headed to Concordia over USC". FoxSports.com. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "London Lightning Official Roster Announced". LightningBasketball.ca. London Lightning. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Transactions". NBLCanada.ca. National Basketball League of Canada. Retrieved February 10, 2012.