Brandon Taylor (basketball)
Brandon Alexander Taylor (born August 1, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Rethymno Cretan Kings of the Greek Basket League. He is a 6'7" (2.01 m) tall small forward-power forward.
|Rethymno Cretan Kings|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward|
|League||Greek Basket League|
|Born||August 1, 1994|
Willingboro Township, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Trenton Catholic Academy|
(Hamilton, New Jersey)
|College||Penn State (2012–2016)|
|NBA draft||2016 / Undrafted|
|2017||5 Stelle Massagno|
|2019–present||Rethymno Cretan Kings|
|Career highlights and awards|
Taylor grew up in Tabernacle Township, New Jersey and played high school basketball at Trenton Catholic Academy, where The Times of Trenton, New Jersey selected him as its 2011-12 boys basketball player of the year.
Taylor played 4 years of NCAA Division I college basketball at Penn State, where he played with the Penn State Lions. In his 4-year college career, he averaged 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game, in 26.1 minutes per game, over 129 games played. In his senior season, 2015–16, he averaged 16.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game, in 32.3 minutes per game.
Taylor began his pro career in Greece in 2016, with the Greek Basket League club PAOK. On January 13, 2017, he parted ways with PAOK, after averaging 2.9 points per game in Greek League, and 4.2 points per contest in Champions League. On February 18, 2017, Taylor signed with the Swiss team 5 Stelle Massagno, of the Swiss League.
On July 2, 2019, Taylor returned to Greece and joined the Rethymno Cretan Kings.
Taylor's cousin, Tiffany Stansbury, was also a professional basketball player, and she played in the WNBA. Taylor's uncle, Terence Stansbury, was also a professional basketball player, and he played in the NBA.
- BRANDON TAYLOR basketball profile.
- BRANDON TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL.
- Tarr, Mary Ann. "TCA's Brandon Taylor wins Times' boys' basketball Player of the Year", The Times (Trenton), March 24, 2012. Accessed October 9, 2017. "He might have been a Golden Eagle but instead Brandon Taylor of Tabernacle chose to do his high-flying high school days at Trenton Catholic Academy in Hamilton. Taylor, who opted to attend TCA instead of his hometown Seneca High, became the Iron in the Iron Mikes’ boys’ basketball program."
- Brandon Taylor Per Game.
- "PAOK Thessaloniki inks rookie Brandon Taylor". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- PAOK signed Brandon Taylor.
- ΤΕΪΛΟΡ Μπράντον | ΣΤΑΤΙΣΤΙΚΑ ‹See Tfd›(in Greek).
- Brandon TAYLOR STATISTICS.
- "Brandon Taylor, PAOK Thessaloniki part ways". Archived from the original on 2017-01-16. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
- "Sam Massagno inks Brandon Taylor". Sportando.com. February 18, 2017. Archived from the original on February 19, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- "KFUM Jamtland Basket adds Brandon Taylor". Archived from the original on 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
- BRANDON TAYLOR PERSONAL.