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