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B.J. Taylor

B.J.  Taylor

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Boone

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
G

04/02/2015

B.J. Taylor Ready to Take Next Step

The freshman led the Knights in scoring in his first season at UCF

03/26/2015

Top Individual Performances of 2014-15

Take a look back at some of the best outings by Knights this season

03/10/2015

Freshman Phenoms

B.J. Taylor and Adonys Henriquez earn AAC All-Rookie Team honors

01/19/2015

Taylor Takes Rookie of the Week Honor

B.J. Taylor earned his third American Rookie of the Week honor Monday

01/04/2015

Knights Topped by Temple

UCF fell by a score of 84-78 to the Owls on Sunday.

2014-2015 (Freshman)
• 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 25 points on 6-of-9 from beyond the arc and added seven assists, six boards and three steals vs. USC Upstate (11/23).
• His 25 points were the most for a UCF freshman since Dec. 12, 2000.
• 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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