Taylor King

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Taylor King
No. 31 – Leicester Riders
Position Small forward
League Lithuanian Basketball League
Baltic Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1988-05-30) May 30, 1988 (age 28)
Huntington Beach, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
College Duke (2007–2008)
Villanova (2009–2010)
Concordia (2010–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 London Lightning
2012–2013 Quebec Kebs
2014–2015 Cheshire Phoenix
2015–2016 Nevėžis Kėdainiai
2016-present Leicester Riders
Career highlights and awards

Taylor King (born May 30, 1988) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for BC Nevėžis of the Lithuanian 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.

College career[edit]

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]

Professional career[edit]

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]

On September 17, 2014, King signed a one-year contract with Cheshire Phoenix of the British Basketball League, coached by John Coffino. King made an instant impact, leading the league in scoring with an average of 20.1ppg in 33 games, which included a 36-point game against the Sheffield Sharks. King was also fifth in the league in rebounding, with an average of 9.5rpg.


  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. 

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