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Marcus Taylor (born November 25, 1981) is a retired American professional basketball player.
|Born||November 25, 1981|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Waverly (Lansing, Michigan)|
|College||Michigan State (2000–2002)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves|
|2004||Southern Crescent Lightning|
|2005||Southern Crescent Lightning|
|Career highlights and awards|
Taylor attended Michigan State University for two seasons before entering the NBA Draft. In his sophomore season, he became only the second player in Big Ten history to lead the conference in scoring and assists, and the first in MSU history. He won a gold medal on the FIBA Under-21 World Championship in Saitama, Japan.
Marcus was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 52nd pick in the 2002 NBA draft. In 2002, Taylor played for the Timberwolves in the Shaw's Pro Summer League and in NBA preseason games. Taylor also played for Washington Wizards in 2003 Reebok Pro Summer League.
Since then he has played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA), ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (France), MENT Vassilakis (Greece), the Southern Crescent Lightning (WBA), the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (NBDL), the Tulsa 66ers (NBDL), TBB Trier (Germany), and the Anaheim Arsenal (NBDL). He officially retired from professional basketball in 2011 due to a career ending injury, and currently owns one of the top training businesses in the Michigan area.