Jordan Taylor (basketball)
Taylor in 2012.
|Position||Point guard, shooting guard|
|League||Basketball Bundesliga (Germany)|
September 30, 1989 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Benilde-St. Margaret's
(St. Louis Park, Minnesota)
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
High school career
Named Minnesota Mr. Basketball as a senior, averaging 22.3 points and 7.1 assists per game. Led Benilde-St. Margaret's to the Minnesota state Class AAA title in 2008 and was a 2-time all-state and 4-time all-conference honoree. He is also the All-time leading scorer in Benilde-St. Margaret's history with 2,068 points over his career. Took his school to a runner-up finish as a junior, earning North Suburban Conference MVP and Class AAA All-Tournament that year and averaged 19.5 points, 6.2 assists and 5.5 rebounds as a junior. Was named honorable mention all-state as a sophomore. Was a member of the National Honor Society and earned the Minnesota State High School League Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.
Taylor was one of eleven finalists for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award which is given to the nation's top point guard.
Taylor was awarded 2nd team All-American by Yahoo Sports. He was joined by guards Kemba Walker of Connecticut and Ben Hansbrough of Notre Dame also forwards Derrick Williams of Arizona and Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State. He was picked to the First Team All-America by Fox Sports.
For the 2011-12 season, Taylor was named to multiple preseason watchlists:
- Wooden Award Top 50 list
- All-Big Ten team
- All-American team (AP, Blue Ribbon Yearbook and Athlon Magazine)
- Naismith Trophy Top 50 list
On February 26, 2012, Taylor scored 19 points in an upset win over then 10th ranked Ohio State in Columbus. Taylor then moved into 10th place on Wisconsin's all-time scoring list with 1,418 points. He passed both Cory Blackwell (1,405) and Clarence Sherrod (1,408) during the game. The next game on February 28, Taylor scored 22 points in a win over Minnesota. Taylor then moved into 9th place on Wisconsin's all-time scoring list passing Devin Harris.
On March 22, 2012, Taylor played in his final college basketball game losing in the sweet sixteen to the number one seeded Syracuse Orange, 64-63. In this game, Taylor made 23 three-pointers in NCAA Tournament games for his career. Taylor broke the school record of 19, held by Jon Bryant. Taylor also broke the all-time NCAA assist-to-turnover ratio.
In 2014, Taylor agreed to play for the Milwaukee Bucks Summer League team.
Jordan was born in Bloomington, Minnesota to parents are Louis and Lezlie Taylor. Jordan has one older brother, Brandon (27). Prep teammate of Armond Battle (University of Tulsa) at Benilde-St. Margaret's and is majoring in business marketing.
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- "Western Notes: Lakers, Bonner, Taylor". Hoops Rumors. August 28, 2014.
- http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=jn-allam030711 Taylor 2nd Team All-American Team Yahoo Sports
- Goodman, Jeff (Mar 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". Fox Sports (Fox Sports Interactive Media). Retrieved June 21, 2011.
- http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=teamreports-2012-ncaab-wbg Yahoo! team report, March 23, 2012
- Polzin, Jim. "Ex-Benilde/Wisconsin star Jordan Taylor to join Atlanta Hawks' summer team". twincities.com. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
- "Virtus Roma officially signs rookie Jordan Taylor". Sportando.net. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- "Virtus Roma, Jordan Taylor part ways". Sportando.net. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- "Former Badgers guard Taylor trying to find role with Bucks". Fox Sports. July 15, 2014.
- http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/taylor_jordan00.html Jordan Taylor Profile