Jordan Taylor (basketball)

Jordan Michael Taylor (born September 30, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for ASVEL of the LNB Pro A.

Jordan Taylor
Jordan Taylor (basketball) Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball vs Galatasaray Men's Basketball TSL 20180304.jpg
Taylor in 2018.
No. 2 – ASVEL
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLNB Pro A
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1989-09-30) September 30, 1989 (age 30)
Bloomington, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolBenilde-St. Margaret's
(St. Louis Park, Minnesota)
CollegeWisconsin (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2014Virtus Roma
2014–2015Hapoel Holon
2015–2016Alba Berlin
2016–2017Hapoel Holon
2017–2018Galatasaray
2018–2019Limoges CSP
2019–presentLDLC ASVEL
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Named Minnesota Mr. Basketball as a senior, averaging 22.3 points and 7.1 assists per game. Led Benilde-St. Margaret's to the Minnesota state Class AAA title in 2008 and was a 2-time all-state and 4-time all-conference honoree. He is also the All-time leading scorer in Benilde-St. Margaret's history with 2,068 points over his career. Took his school to a runner-up finish as a junior, earning North Suburban Conference MVP and Class AAA All-Tournament that year and averaged 19.5 points, 6.2 assists and 5.5 rebounds as a junior. Was named honorable mention all-state as a sophomore. Was a member of the National Honor Society and earned the Minnesota State High School League Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.

Collegiate careerEdit

Taylor was one of eleven finalists for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award which is given to the nation's top point guard.

Taylor was awarded 2nd team All-American by Yahoo Sports. He was joined by guards Kemba Walker of Connecticut and Ben Hansbrough of Notre Dame also forwards Derrick Williams of Arizona and Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State.[1] He was picked to the First Team All-America by Fox Sports.[2]

For the 2011-12 season, Taylor was named to multiple preseason watchlists:

On February 26, 2012, Taylor scored 19 points in an upset win over then 10th ranked Ohio State in Columbus. Taylor then moved into 10th place on Wisconsin's all-time scoring list with 1,418 points. He passed both Cory Blackwell (1,405) and Clarence Sherrod (1,408) during the game. The next game on February 28, Taylor scored 22 points in a win over Minnesota. Taylor then moved into 9th place on Wisconsin's all-time scoring list passing Devin Harris.

On March 22, 2012, Taylor played in his final college basketball game losing in the sweet sixteen to the number one seeded Syracuse Orange, 64-63. In this game, Taylor made 23 three-pointers in NCAA Tournament games for his career. Taylor broke the school record of 19, held by Jon Bryant. Taylor also broke the all-time NCAA assist-to-turnover ratio.[3]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in 2012, Taylor agreed to play for the Atlanta Hawks in the 2012 NBA Summer League.[4]

On August 6, 2012, Taylor signed with Virtus Roma of the Italian League. In the 2012-13 season, he averaged 11.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists [5] He parted ways with them on February 5, 2014 after averaging 11.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 16 games[6]

In 2014, Taylor agreed to play for the Milwaukee Bucks Summer League team.[7]

He spent the 2014–15 season with Hapoel Holon in Israel where he averaged 14.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists.[8]

On August 7, 2015, Taylor signed with Alba Berlin in Germany.[8] After one season, he parted ways with Alba. He averaged 11.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 11.1 assists in 33 games with the team.[9]

On December 28, 2016, Taylor returned to Hapoel Holon. He averaged 10.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists in his return to the team.[10]

On November 3, 2017, Taylor signed with Turkish club Galatasaray.[11]

On July 2, 2019, he has signed with ASVEL of the LNB Pro A. [12]

Personal lifeEdit

Jordan was born in Bloomington, Minnesota to parents are Louis and Lezlie Taylor. Jordan has one older brother, Brandon (27). Prep teammate of Armond Battle (University of Tulsa) at Benilde-St. Margaret's and majored in business marketing.[13]

College statisticsEdit

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  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Wisconsin Badgers 33 0 13.2 26.0 19.2 58.8 0.9 1.2 0.3 0.0 1.6
2009-10 Wisconsin Badgers 33 17 29.5 39.5 32.7 71.8 3.2 3.6 0.9 0.1 10.0
2010-11 Wisconsin Badgers 34 34 36.5 43.3 42.9 83.2 4.1 4.7 0.7 0.1 18.1
2011-12 Wisconsin Badgers 36 36 36.0 40.2 36.9 78.5 3.8 4.1 1.0 0.0 14.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=jn-allam030711 Taylor 2nd Team All-American Team Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ Goodman, Jeff (Mar 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". Fox Sports. Fox Sports Interactive Media. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  3. ^ http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=teamreports-2012-ncaab-wbg Yahoo! team report, March 23, 2012
  4. ^ Polzin, Jim. "Ex-Benilde/Wisconsin star Jordan Taylor to join Atlanta Hawks' summer team". twincities.com. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Virtus Roma officially signs rookie Jordan Taylor". Sportando.net. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Virtus Roma, Jordan Taylor part ways". Sportando.net. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Former Badgers guard Taylor trying to find role with Bucks". Fox Sports. July 15, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Alba Berlin Announces Jordan Taylor". Sportando. 2015-08-07. Retrieved 2015-08-07.
  9. ^ "Alba Berlin opts out of Jordan Taylor's contract". Sportando.com. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  10. ^ "Hapoel Holon signs Jordan Taylor". Sportando.com. December 28, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "Galatasaray lands Taylor for two months". Eurocupbasketball.com. November 3, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "Asvel signs Jordan Taylor". Sportando. July 2, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-03-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Jordan Taylor Profile

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