B.J. Taylor

B.J.  Taylor


Orlando, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200



Taylor Takes Rookie of the Week Honor

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


Knights Topped by Temple

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


Taylor Picks Up Second Rookie of the Week Accolade

B.J. Taylor earned The American Rookie of the Week honors for second time this season


Taylor Earns American Rookie of the Week Honors

B.J. Taylor led the Knights with 14 points in his first collegiate game


Orlando Duo Ready to Start UCF Careers

Adonys Henriquez and B.J. Taylor are ready to make an impact for UCF as freshmen

2014-2015 (Freshman)
• Went for 18 points on 4-of-8 from long distance vs. Detroit (12/17).
• Scored 17 points vs. Florida Atlantic (12/13).
• 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 sicne Joey Graham scored 25 on Dec. 12, 2000.
• He was named to the American Weekly Honor Roll for his performance vs. USC Upstate.
• Scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his collegiate debut as a Knight vs. Stetson (11/16).
• Named Rookie of the Week by the American Athletic Conference for his performance against Stetson.
• 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

• 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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