Taylor Rochestie

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Taylor Rochestie
Rochestie Maccabi.JPG
Rochestie with Maccabi Tel Aviv
No. 1 – Olympiacos
PositionPoint guard
LeagueEuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1985-07-01) July 1, 1985 (age 34)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican / Montenegrin / Israeli
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolSanta Barbara
(Santa Barbara, California)
College
NBA draft2009 / Undrafted
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2010BG Göttingen
2010–2011Galatasaray
2011Alba Berlin
2011–2012Le Mans Sarthe
2012–2013Caja Laboral
2013Angelico Biella
2013–2014Montepaschi Siena
2014–2015Nizhny Novgorod
2015–2016Maccabi Tel Aviv
2016–2017Lokomotiv Kuban
2017–2018Crvena zvezda
2018–2019Tianjin Gold Lions
2019Anhui Dragons
2019–presentOlympiacos
Career highlights and awards

Taylor Campbell Rochestie (born July 1, 1985) is an American-born naturalized Montenegrin professional basketball player for Olympiacos of the EuroLeague. He also represents the senior Montenegrin national basketball team in international competitions. Standing at a height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), he plays at the point guard position.

Early life[edit]

Rochestie was born to Howard Rochestie, an American Jew, and Christina (née Campbell) in Houston, Texas.

High school career[edit]

Rochestie attended Santa Barbara High School in California, where he started playing basketball, and graduated as the all-time leading scorer of his high school's history.

College career[edit]

In 2004, Rochestie attended Tulane University, where he played one year of college basketball, with the Tulane Green Wave. He then transferred to Washington State University, where he sat out the 2006 academic year, due to NCAA rules. He then played with the Washington State Cougars from 2007 to 2009.

Professional career[edit]

Rochestie went undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft. On July 30, 2009, he signed his first professional contract with BG Göttingen of Germany for the 2009–10 season.[1] He helped his team to win the 2010 EuroChallenge title,[2] and was also named the Final Four MVP.[3]

On June 23, 2010, he signed a one-year deal with Galatasaray Café Crown of the Turkish Basketball Super League.[4] On February 8, 2011, he parted ways with Galatasaray.[5] Nine days later, he returned to Germany, and signed with Alba Berlin for the rest of the season.[6]

On August 2, 2011, he signed a one-year deal with Le Mans Sarthe Basket of the French LNB Pro A.[7]

On July 20, 2012, Rochestie signed a two-year deal with Caja Laboral of the Spanish Liga ACB.[8] On January 8, 2013, he parted ways with Laboral.[9] The next day, he signed with Angelico Biella of the Italian Serie A for the rest of the season.[10]

On August 26, 2013, he signed a one-year contract with the Italian club Montepaschi Siena.[11][12] On January 5, 2014, he left Siena and signed with Nizhny Novgorod of Russia for the rest of the season.[13] On July 30, 2014, he re-signed with Nizhny for one more season.[14] On May 5, 2015, he was awarded with the Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy, an annual award given to the EuroLeague's top scorer of the season.[15] Nizhny Novgorod's season in their national domestic league (VTB United League) ended, after they were eliminated by CSKA Moscow, with 3–0 sweep in the league's semifinal playoff series.

On June 21, 2015, Rochestie signed a two-year deal, with an option for another one, with the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv.[16] On September 3, 2016, he parted ways with Maccabi.[17] Two days later, he signed a one-year contract with Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban.[18]

On September 8, 2017, Rochestie signed with Serbian club Crvena zvezda for the 2017–18 season.[19] He inked with Tianjin Gold Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association on August 19, 2018.[20]

On March 26, 2019, he signed with NBL team Anhui Dragons to continue his career in China. [21]

On October 26, 2019, Rochestie officially signed with Greek club Olympiacos, making his return to the EuroLeague.[22]

National team career[edit]

Rochestie is a member of the senior Montenegrin national basketball team. With Montenegro's national team, he played at the qualifying tournament for EuroBasket 2013, and the qualifying tournament for EuroBasket 2015.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Led the league

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2012–13 Baskonia 4 0 7.6 .182 .250 .333 .3 .3 1.0 .0 1.5 -.8
2013–14 Montepaschi 10 0 16.7 .403 .391 .857 1.5 1.7 .5 .0 6.5 3.4
2014–15 Nizhny Novgorod 21 17 30.0 .511 .500 .925 1.6 5.7 .6 .0 18.9 21.0
2015–16 Maccabi Tel Aviv 10 5 29.3 .429 .404 .920 2.1 5.5 .2 .0 14.0 13.5
2017–18 Crvena zvezda 30 29 26.0 .493 .407 .891 2.3 5.0 .8 .1 13.4 14.4
Career 75 51 25.4 .476 .436 .900 1.8 4.6 .6 .0 13.5 13.9

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Göttingen BBL 38 26.8 .502 .395 .841 2.8 3.2 1.2 .1 15.1
2010–11 Galatasaray BSL 16 23.3 .423 .405 .842 3.5 3.1 .9 .0 7.9
Alba Berlin BBL 27 24.3 .460 .381 .766 2.7 3.9 .8 .0 8.7
2011–12 Le Mans Pro A 37 35.2 .564 .428 .893 3.4 6.4 .9 .1 16.3
2012–13 Baskonia ACB 7 16.6 .529 .545 1.000 .7 2.6 .1 .0 6.1
Biella LBA 16 31.8 .570 .279 .921 2.1 2.6 1.2 .0 13.4
2013–14 Montepaschi Siena 13 18.8 .569 .222 .941 1.6 3.0 .5 .0 7.1
2014–15 Nizhny Novgorod VTB 31 29.1 .543 .388 .899 3.2 5.3 .6 .0 14.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MEG Gottingen adds rookie Taylor Rochestie". Sportando.com. July 30, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Göttingen Win EuroChallenge In Thrilling Final". Fibaeurope.com. May 2, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "Rochestie Wins EuroChallenge MVP". Fibaeurope.com. May 2, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Galatasaray inks Rochestie, Sanli and Mahmutoglu". Sportando.com. June 23, 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  5. ^ "Galatasaray and Taylor Rochestie parted ways". Sportando.com. February 8, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "Alba Berlin adds Taylor Rochestie". Sportando.com. February 17, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  7. ^ "Le Mans tabs Taylor Rochestie". Sportando.com. August 2, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  8. ^ "Taylor Rochestie, base para el Caja Laboral". Acb.com (in Spanish). July 20, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  9. ^ "Taylor Rochestie, Caja Laboral part ways". Sportando.com. January 8, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  10. ^ "Angelico Biella announced Taylor Rochestie". Sportando.com. January 9, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  11. ^ "Mens Sana Siena announced Rochestie, Green, Hunter and English". Sportando.com. August 26, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  12. ^ "MONTEPASCHI SIENA announces Rochestie, Hunter". Euroleague.net. August 26, 2013. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  13. ^ "Taylor Rochestie leaves Mens Sana to join Nizhny Novgorod". Sportando.com. January 5, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  14. ^ "Nizhny Novgorod re-signs Rochestie". Euroleague.net. July 30, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  15. ^ "2014-15 Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy: Taylor Rochestie, Nizhny Novgorod". Euroleague.net. May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  16. ^ "Taylor Rochestie Signs with Maccabi". maccabi.co.il. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  17. ^ "Taylor Rochestie officially released from Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv". maccabi.co.il. September 3, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  18. ^ Тэйлор Рочести подписал контракт с "Локомотивом-Кубань". lokobasket.com (in Russian). September 5, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  19. ^ "KK Crvena Zvezda signs Taylor Rochestie to a contract". Sportando.com. September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  20. ^ "Taylor Rochestie confirms he has signed in China with Tianjin". Sportando. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  21. ^ "Taylor Rochestie sign with Anhui Wenyi". Sportando. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  22. ^ "Taylor Rochestie joins Olympiacos". Sportando. October 26, 2019. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  23. ^ Taylor Campbell ROCHESTIE (MNE) participated in 9 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.

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