B.J. Taylor

B.J.  Taylor


Orlando, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200



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


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


First Scrimmage in the Books

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


B.J. Taylor Ready to Take Next Step

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

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

• 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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