Jeff Taylor (basketball)

Jeffrey Taylor (January 1, 1960 – March 2020) was an American professional basketball player.[1] He played for three years at Texas Tech University, before being drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 1982 NBA Draft. Taylor 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
Blytheville, Arkansas
DiedMarch 2020(2020-03-00) (aged 60)
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 / Shooting guard
Number13, 35
Career history
1982–1983Houston Rockets
1986–1987Detroit Pistons
Stats at

After his NBA career ended, he continued playing in Europe, eventually settling in Sweden. His son, Jeffery played college ball at Vanderbilt,[2] and was selected in the 2012 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.

Taylor's death was announced by Texas Tech on March 5, 2020. No exact death date was given.[3]


  1. ^ Svensson-Parenti, Simon (10 March 2020). "Dolphins ikon Jeff Taylor är död – blev 60 år" (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Jeffery Taylor". Vanderbilt University Athletics. Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-03-16.
  3. ^ Don, Williams (March 6, 2020). "Tech star Taylor dies at 60". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved March 28, 2020.

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