Jeff Taylor (basketball)

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Jeff Taylor
Personal information
Born (1960-01-01) January 1, 1960 (age 58)
Blytheville, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Hobbs (Hobbs, New Mexico)
College Texas Tech (1978–1982)
NBA draft 1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Position Point guard
Number 13, 35
Career history
1982–1983 Houston Rockets
1986–1987 Detroit Pistons
Stats at

Jeff Taylor (born (1960-01-01)January 1, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player who played for three years at Texas Tech University, before being drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 1982 NBA Draft. He played one season with the Rockets in the 1982-83 NBA season, and another with the Detroit Pistons in the 1986-87 NBA season.

After his NBA career ended, he continued his career in Europe, eventually settling in Sweden, where he now lives. His oldest son and second child, Jeffery, followed in his father's footsteps as a basketball player. After a stellar high school career at his father's alma mater of Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico, Jeffery went on to play at Vanderbilt,[1] and was selected in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.


  1. ^ "Player Bio: Jeffery Taylor". Vanderbilt University Athletics. Retrieved 2011-03-16.