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B.J. Taylor

B.J.  Taylor

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Boone

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
G

12/23/2015

Taylor to Miss Remainder of Season

B.J. Taylor will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season after suffering a lower leg injury in October

11/20/2015

Spartans to Enter the Arena

UCF and UNC Greensboro square off at 7 p.m. live on ESPN3

11/04/2015

2015-16 Season Preview: Guards

Head coach Donnie Jones expects big things from his guards this season

10/27/2015

Knights in the Spotlight

UCF attended The American Men's Basketball Media Day on Tuesday at the Amway Center

10/19/2015

First Scrimmage in the Books

The UCF men's basketball team held its first intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday

2015-16 (SOPHOMORE)
•  Received a medical redshirt for a lower leg injury that sidelined him all season.

2014-2015 (FRESHMAN) | PLAYER FEATURE

•  Impressed in first season at UCF, playing in and starting 26 games.
•  Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team.
•  Earned AAC Rookie of the Week honors three times and named to the league's Weekly Honor Roll once.
•  Led UCF and all freshmen in the league with 12.8 points per game, which was 10th overall in the AAC.
•  His 334 total points were the most for a UCF freshman since the 1995-96 season.
•  Ranked 13th in the conference with a .708 free throw shooting percentage.
•  Was also 15th in the AAC with a .349 three-point shooting percentage and 11th with 1.7 threes made per game.
•  Led the Knights in scoring 10 times and scored in double figures 17 times.
•  Had seven games of three three-pointers or more.
•  Was second on the team with 2.5 assists per game and had four games of five assists or more.
•  Led UCF with 22 points and five assists vs. East Carolina (3/12) at AAC Tournament.
•  Hit the game-winner with less than two seconds left to lift UCF over Houston (2/15).
•  Exploded for 33 points, scoring 11 of UCF's 12 points in the final overtime in a 103-100 triple overtime win over Tulane (1/14).
•  His 33 points against the Green Wave were the most ever by a UCF freshman in the Knights' NCAA Division I era.
•  Scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his collegiate debut vs. Stetson (11/16).
•  Was the first true freshman to lead UCF in scoring in a season opener since 2000.

HIGH SCHOOL
•  Played for Greg Shirley at Boone High School
•  Named Florida Class 8A Player of the Year
•  Was second in voting for the Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball Award
•  One of 20 across the nation named to Parade All-America team
•  Named FACA District 11 Player of the Year for Orange and Osceola Counties
•  Was Player of the Year and a First Team selection for the Metro Conference
•  Earned All-Area First Team honors from the Orlando Sentinel following senior season
•  Led the state of Florida and set an Orange County public schools record with 34.5 points per game as a senior
•  Also averaged 4.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.9 steals per game in 2013-14
•  Named to the Orlando Sentinel All-Orange County Second Team and the All-Central Florida Second Team as a junior
•  Led Boone to a 23-6 record averaging 18.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.0 steals in 2012-13
•  Also earned All-Metro Conference First Team honors
•  Broke the scoring record at the Metro vs. Florida Challenge, netting 59 points to top Austin Rivers' mark of 46 in 2010
•  Also played football in high school

PERSONAL
•  Son of Pamela and Barry Taylor
•  Born in Baton Rouge, La.
•  One of biggest thrills was beating rival Edgewater at the buzzer in front of a packed crowd
•  Intends to major in business

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