Taylor Campbell Rochestie (born July 1, 1985) is an American-born naturalized Montenegrin professional basketball player who last played for Olympiacos of the EuroLeague. He also represents the senior Montenegrin national basketball team in international competitions. Standing at a height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), he plays at the point guard position.
Rochestie with Maccabi Tel Aviv
|Born||July 1, 1985|
|Nationality||American / Montenegrin / Israeli|
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Santa Barbara|
(Santa Barbara, California)
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|2011–2012||Le Mans Sarthe|
|2015–2016||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2018–2019||Tianjin Gold Lions|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school careerEdit
In 2004, Rochestie attended Tulane University, where he played one year of college basketball, with the Tulane Green Wave. He then transferred to Washington State University, where he sat out the 2006 academic year, due to NCAA rules. He then played with the Washington State Cougars from 2007 to 2009.
Rochestie went undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft. On July 30, 2009, he signed his first professional contract with BG Göttingen of Germany for the 2009–10 season. He helped his team to win the 2010 EuroChallenge title, and was also named the Final Four MVP.
On June 23, 2010, he signed a one-year deal with Galatasaray Café Crown of the Turkish Basketball Super League. On February 8, 2011, he parted ways with Galatasaray. Nine days later, he returned to Germany, and signed with Alba Berlin for the rest of the season.
On July 20, 2012, Rochestie signed a two-year deal with Caja Laboral of the Spanish Liga ACB. On January 8, 2013, he parted ways with Laboral. The next day, he signed with Angelico Biella of the Italian Serie A for the rest of the season.
On August 26, 2013, he signed a one-year contract with the Italian club Montepaschi Siena. On January 5, 2014, he left Siena and signed with Nizhny Novgorod of Russia for the rest of the season. On July 30, 2014, he re-signed with Nizhny for one more season. On May 5, 2015, he was awarded with the Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy, an annual award given to the EuroLeague's top scorer of the season. Nizhny Novgorod's season in their national domestic league (VTB United League) ended, after they were eliminated by CSKA Moscow, with 3–0 sweep in the league's semifinal playoff series.
On June 21, 2015, Rochestie signed a two-year deal, with an option for another one, with the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv. On September 3, 2016, he parted ways with Maccabi. Two days later, he signed a one-year contract with Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban.
National team careerEdit
Rochestie is a member of the senior Montenegrin national basketball team. With Montenegro's national team, he played at the qualifying tournament for EuroBasket 2013, and the qualifying tournament for EuroBasket 2015.
|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||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|Led the league|
|2015–16||Maccabi Tel Aviv||10||5||29.3||.429||.404||.920||2.1||5.5||.2||.0||14.0||13.5|
|2011–12||Le Mans||Pro A||37||35.2||.564||.428||.893||3.4||6.4||.9||.1||16.3|
- "MEG Gottingen adds rookie Taylor Rochestie". Sportando.com. July 30, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Göttingen Win EuroChallenge In Thrilling Final". Fibaeurope.com. May 2, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
- "Rochestie Wins EuroChallenge MVP". Fibaeurope.com. May 2, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
- "Galatasaray inks Rochestie, Sanli and Mahmutoglu". Sportando.com. June 23, 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Galatasaray and Taylor Rochestie parted ways". Sportando.com. February 8, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Alba Berlin adds Taylor Rochestie". Sportando.com. February 17, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Le Mans tabs Taylor Rochestie". Sportando.com. August 2, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Taylor Rochestie, base para el Caja Laboral". Acb.com (in Spanish). July 20, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Taylor Rochestie, Caja Laboral part ways". Sportando.com. January 8, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Angelico Biella announced Taylor Rochestie". Sportando.com. January 9, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Mens Sana Siena announced Rochestie, Green, Hunter and English". Sportando.com. August 26, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "MONTEPASCHI SIENA announces Rochestie, Hunter". Euroleague.net. August 26, 2013. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Taylor Rochestie leaves Mens Sana to join Nizhny Novgorod". Sportando.com. January 5, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Nizhny Novgorod re-signs Rochestie". Euroleague.net. July 30, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "2014-15 Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy: Taylor Rochestie, Nizhny Novgorod". Euroleague.net. May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- "Taylor Rochestie Signs with Maccabi". maccabi.co.il. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- "Taylor Rochestie officially released from Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv". maccabi.co.il. September 3, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
- Тэйлор Рочести подписал контракт с "Локомотивом-Кубань". lokobasket.com (in Russian). September 5, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
- "KK Crvena Zvezda signs Taylor Rochestie to a contract". Sportando.com. September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
- "Taylor Rochestie confirms he has signed in China with Tianjin". Sportando. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
- "Taylor Rochestie sign with Anhui Wenyi". Sportando. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
- "Taylor Rochestie joins Olympiacos". Sportando. October 26, 2019. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
- Taylor Campbell ROCHESTIE (MNE) participated in 9 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.