Donell Taylor

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Donell Taylor
Donell Taylor action shot.jpg
Taylor in January 2007 with the Washington Wizards
No. 11 – Umana Reyer Venezia
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Lega Basket Serie A
Personal information
Born (1982-07-26) July 26, 1982 (age 31)
Montgomery, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight 181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Sidney Lanier
(Montgomery, Alabama)
College Okaloosa-Walton (2001–2003)
UAB (2003–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2005–present
Career history
20052007 Washington Wizards
2007–2008 Maroussi
2008 Telindus Oostende
2008–2009 Egaleo
2009 Erie BayHawks
2009–2010 Idaho Stampede
2010–2011 Fastweb Casale Monferrato
2011–2013 Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia
2013–present Umana Reyer Venezia
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Quence Donell Taylor II (born July 26, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for Umana Reyer Venezia of Lega Basket Serie A. He is a 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)[1] tall point guard/shooting guard.

Early life and college career[edit]

Taylor was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama.[2] After leading Sidney Lanier High School of Montgomery, Alabama to tha 2001 6A State Championship with his identical twin brother, Ronell, Donell Taylor attended and played college basketball at Okaloosa-Walton Community College from 2001 to 2003 before transferring to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to play for the UAB Blazers. He played alongside his twin brother Ronell Taylor both at Okaloosa-Walton Community College and UAB.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Washington Wizards (2005–2007)[edit]

After the 2005 NBA Draft, Taylor signed with the NBA's Washington Wizards as an undrafted free agent in August 2005.[3] In two seasons (2005 to 2007) with the Wizards, Taylor played a total 98 games with one start per season.[4] Taylor averaged 9.1 minutes, 2.7 points, and 0.9 rebounds in his rookie season and 7.9 minutes, 2.7 points, and 1.0 rebounds in the 2006–07 season.[4] The Wizards waived Taylor in October 2007 before the regular season.[5]

Maroussi and Telindus Oostende (2007–2008)[edit]

After leaving the Charlotte Bobcats, Taylor signed with Greek Basket League team Maroussi B.C. and played 7 games for Maroussi, averaging 13.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 30 minutes average per game.[6] In March 2008, Taylor signed with Telindus Oostende of the Basketball League Belgium.[7] In three games, he averaged 3.0 points and 0.7 rebounds in 9.3 minutes per game.[6]

Egaleo (2008–2009)[edit]

Returning to the NBA, Taylor played in the 2008–09 preseason with the Charlotte Bobcats, but he was released on October 14, 2008 before the regular season.[8] He signed with Egaleo B.C. of the Greek Basket League in November 2008 and averaged 13.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 20 games.[7][9]

Erie BayHawks and Idaho Stampede (2009–2010)[edit]

Starting the 2009–10 NBA season with the NBA Development League team Erie BayHawks, Taylor was traded to the Idaho Stampede on December 31, 2009.[10] With Erie, Taylor averaged 18.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.4 steals; with Idaho, Taylor averaged 21.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.7 steals.[11]

Fastweb Casale Monferrato (2010–2011)[edit]

On August 10, 2010, Taylor signed a contract with Fastweb Casale Monferrato of the Italian second-tier league Legadue Basket.[12] Taylor averaged 13.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in the 2010–11 season.[13] Casale won the Legadue championship for the season.[14]

Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (2011–2013)[edit]

On August 1, 2011, Taylor signed with Pallacanestro Reggiana of Legadue.[15] In his first season with the club, Taylor played 28 games and averaged 17.1 points and 4.5 rebounds.[16] The team moved up to Lega Basket Serie A, the first-tier Italian league, after winning the 2012 Legadue championship. In his second season with Reggio Emilia, Taylor averaged 18.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.[17]

Umana Reyer Venezia (2013–present)[edit]

In the summer of 2013, Taylor signed with Umana Reyer Venezia.[18]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eurobasket.com player profile
  2. ^ "Donell Taylor biography". NBA. Archived from the original on June 18, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Wizards Sign Hiram Fuller and Donell Taylor., August 16, 2005.
  4. ^ a b "Donell Taylor". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (October 21, 2007). "Massenburg, 40, waived by possible 13th team Wizards". espn.com. 
  6. ^ a b "Donell Taylor 2007/2008" (in Italian). Pallacanestro Reggiana. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Donell Taylor". Diamond Sports Agency. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "NBA Transactions, Oct 8 - Oct 14 , 2008". ESPN. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Donell Taylor 2008/2009". Pallacanestro Reggiana. 
  10. ^ "Stampede acquire former NBA player Donell Taylor". Idaho Stampede. December 31, 2009. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbdl/players/t/taylodo01d.html
  12. ^ http://data.shamsports.com/content/pages/data/world/transactions/2011.jsp#august
  13. ^ http://www.pallacanestroreggiana.it/atleta/?year=x1011&league=italega2&teamid=9&playercode=A34118
  14. ^ http://basketball.eurobasket.com/team.asp?Cntry=Italy&Team=4159&Page=5
  15. ^ http://data.shamsports.com/content/pages/data/world/transactions/2012.jsp#august
  16. ^ http://www.pallacanestroreggiana.it/atleta/?year=x1112&league=italega2&teamid=9&playercode=A34118
  17. ^ http://www.pallacanestroreggiana.it/atleta/?year=x1213&league=italega2&teamid=9&playercode=A34118
  18. ^ Venice-announced Smith, Taylor, Linhart and Peric

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