Brandon Taylor (basketball)

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Brandon Taylor
Vilpas Vikings
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
LeagueKorisliiga
Personal information
Born (1994-08-01) August 1, 1994 (age 24)
Willingboro Township, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolTrenton Catholic Academy
(Hamilton, New Jersey)
CollegePenn State (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017PAOK
20175 Stelle Massagno
2017–2018Jämtland Basket
2018–presentVilpas Vikings
Career highlights and awards

Brandon Alexander Taylor (born August 1, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for Vilpas Vikings of the Korisliiga. He is a 6'7" (2.01 m) tall small forward-power forward.[1]

High school[edit]

Taylor grew up in Tabernacle Township, New Jersey and played high school basketball at Trenton Catholic Academy, where The Times of Trenton, New Jersey selected him as its 2011-12 boys basketball player of the year.[2][3]

College career[edit]

Taylor played 4 years of NCAA Division I college basketball at Penn State, where he played with the Penn State Lions. In his 4-year college career, he averaged 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game, in 26.1 minutes per game, over 129 games played. In his senior season, 2015–16, he averaged 16.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game, in 32.3 minutes per game.[4]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Penn State 31 18 20.2 .349 .286 .688 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 5.3
2013–14 Penn State 34 30 24.9 .395 .322 .877 4.9 0.6 0.1 1.1 9.2
2014–15 Penn State 32 25 26.9 .371 .335 .633 5.3 0.9 0.5 0.8 9.1
2015–16 Penn State 32 32 32.3 .433 .359 .727 6.5 1.6 0.6 0.5 16.3
Career 129 105 26.1 .396 .328 .753 5.0 0.8 0.4 0.7 10.0

Professional career[edit]

Taylor began his pro career in Greece in 2016, with the Greek Basket League club PAOK.[5][6] On January 13, 2017, he parted ways with PAOK, after averaging 2.9 points per game in Greek League,[7] and 4.2 points per contest[8] in Champions League.[9] On February 18, 2017, Taylor signed with the Swiss team 5 Stelle Massagno, of the Swiss League.[10]

On August 7, 2017, Taylor signed with Jämtland Basket of the Basketligan.[11]

Personal[edit]

Taylor's cousin, Tiffany Stansbury, was also a professional basketball player, and she played in the WNBA. Taylor's uncle, Terence Stansbury, was also a professional basketball player, and he played in the NBA.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BRANDON TAYLOR basketball profile.
  2. ^ BRANDON TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL.
  3. ^ Tarr, Mary Ann. "TCA's Brandon Taylor wins Times' boys' basketball Player of the Year", The Times (Trenton), March 24, 2012. Accessed October 9, 2017. "He might have been a Golden Eagle but instead Brandon Taylor of Tabernacle chose to do his high-flying high school days at Trenton Catholic Academy in Hamilton. Taylor, who opted to attend TCA instead of his hometown Seneca High, became the Iron in the Iron Mikes’ boys’ basketball program."
  4. ^ Brandon Taylor Per Game.
  5. ^ "PAOK Thessaloniki inks rookie Brandon Taylor". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  6. ^ PAOK signed Brandon Taylor.
  7. ^ ΤΕΪΛΟΡ Μπράντον | ΣΤΑΤΙΣΤΙΚΑ ‹See Tfd›(in Greek).
  8. ^ Brandon TAYLOR STATISTICS.
  9. ^ "Brandon Taylor, PAOK Thessaloniki part ways". Archived from the original on 2017-01-16. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  10. ^ "Sam Massagno inks Brandon Taylor". Sportando.com. February 18, 2017. Archived from the original on February 19, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "KFUM Jamtland Basket adds Brandon Taylor". Archived from the original on 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  12. ^ BRANDON TAYLOR PERSONAL.

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