Taylor Rochestie

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Taylor Rochestie
Rochestie Maccabi.JPG
Rochestie with Maccabi Tel Aviv
No. 22 – Lokomotiv Kuban
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League VTB United League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1985-07-01) July 1, 1985 (age 31)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American / Montenegrin
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, California)
College
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 BG Göttingen
2010–2011 Galatasaray
2011 Alba Berlin
2011–2012 Le Mans Sarthe
2012–2013 Caja Laboral
2013 Angelico Biella
2013–2014 Montepaschi Siena
2014–2015 Nizhny Novgorod
2015–2016 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2016–present Lokomotiv Kuban
Career highlights and awards

Taylor Campbell Rochestie (born July 1, 1985) is an American-born naturalized Montenegrin professional basketball for Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League. He also represents the Montenegrin national basketball team in international competitions. Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), he plays at the point guard and shooting guard positions.

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 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]

Montenegrin national team[edit]

Rochestie is a member of the Montenegrin national basketball team. With Montenegro national team, he played at the qualifying tournament for EuroBasket 2013 and 2015.[19]

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 13.5
Career 45 22 24.8 .471 .456 .904 1.6 4.3 .5 .0 13.5 13.5

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 BG Göttingen German BBL 38 26.8 .502 .395 .841 2.8 3.2 1.2 .1 15.1
2010–11 Galatasaray Cafe Crown TBL 16 23.3 .423 .405 .842 3.5 3.1 .9 .0 7.9
Alba Berlin German BBL 27 24.3 .460 .381 .766 2.7 3.9 .8 .0 8.7
2011–12 Le Mans Sarthe Basket LNB Pro A 37 35.2 .564 .428 .893 3.4 6.4 .9 .1 16.3
2012–13 Caja Laboral Liga ACB 7 16.6 .529 .545 1.000 .7 2.6 .1 .0 6.1
Angelico Biella Lega A 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 BC Nizhny Novgorod VTB United League 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. ^ Taylor Campbell ROCHESTIE (MNE) participated in 9 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.

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