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Jeff Taylor (born (1960-01-01)January 1, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player who played for three years at Texas Tech University, before being drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 1982 NBA Draft. He played one season with the Rockets in the 1982-83 NBA season, and another with the Detroit Pistons in the 1986-87 NBA season.

Jeff Taylor
Personal information
Born (1960-01-01) January 1, 1960 (age 59)
Blytheville, Arkansas
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolHobbs (Hobbs, New Mexico)
CollegeTexas Tech (1978–1982)
NBA draft1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
PositionPoint guard
Number13, 35
Career history
1982–1983Houston Rockets
1986–1987Detroit Pistons
Stats at

After his NBA career ended, he continued his career in Europe, eventually settling in Sweden, where he now lives. His oldest son and second child, Jeffery, followed in his father's footsteps as a basketball player. After a stellar high school career at his father's alma mater of Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico, Jeffery went on to play at Vanderbilt,[1] and was selected in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.


  1. ^ "Player Bio: Jeffery Taylor". Vanderbilt University Athletics. Retrieved 2011-03-16.