Marcus Taylor

Marcus Taylor (born November 25, 1981) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Marcus Taylor
Personal information
Born (1981-11-25) November 25, 1981 (age 39)
Lansing, Michigan
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolWaverly (Lansing, Michigan)
CollegeMichigan State (2000–2002)
NBA draft2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career2002–2011
PositionPoint guard
Career history
2003–2004ASVEL Basket
2004Southern Crescent Lightning
2004–2006MENT Vassilakis
2005Southern Crescent Lightning
2005Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2006Tulsa 66ers
2006–2009TBB Trier
2010Anaheim Arsenal
Career highlights and awards

He was a Naismith All-American, McDonald's All-American, two-time Parade All-American and USA Today 1st-team All-American. He also went on to win Mr. Basketball of Michigan Award in 2000.

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Marcus Taylor To Declare For NBA Draft". Michigan State Spartans. March 26, 2002. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  2. ^ 2002 NBA Draft Archived 2011-03-09 at the Wayback Machine.