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B.J. Taylor

B.J. Taylor

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Boone

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
G

11/17/2014

Taylor Earns American Rookie of the Week Honors

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

11/14/2014

Orlando Duo Ready to Start UCF Careers

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

11/11/2014

Knights Beat Bobcats in Final Exhibition

Justin McBride led the way with 19 points and 13 rebounds

11/04/2014

Knights Scorch Saints

UCF shot 60.3 percent from the field in a 96-70 exhibition win over Flagler.

07/15/2014

Taylor and Henriquez Excited to Play for Hometown Team

B.J. Taylor and Adonys Henriquez look to continue their Orlando success at the next level

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

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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