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Jermaine Taylor

Jermaine Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tavares, Fla.

High School:
Tavares

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215

Position:
G

2008-09
Earned Conference USA Player of the Year honors... selected to the All-C-USA First Team... named to the NABC All-District 11 First Team and the USBWA All-District IV Team... averaged 26.2 points, good for third in the nation... set a C-USA single-season record by scoring 466 points and averaging 29.1 points against league foes... scored a school-record 812 points during the campaign... shot 48.0 percent overall... connected on 92 3-pointers, making 37.6 percent of his attempts... shot 81.2 percent at the free-throw line... led the team by averaging 5.2 rebounds... also ranked first on the suqad with 24 blocked shots... totaled 36 points in the win over East Carolina in Orlando... scored 27 of the points after intermission as the Knights overcame a 17-point second-half deficit... hit five triples and grabbed eight rebounds in 38 minutes against the Pirates... led all players with 29 points at Tulsa... totaled 28 points at Marshall... established a school Division I single-game record with 45 points versus Rice at home... connected on 14-of-29 field goals, 5-of-13 3-point attempts and 12-of-13 against the Owls... scored 26 of UCF's 30 second-half points... at Houston, finished with a game-high 35 points... scored 35 points in the home win over Tulsa... went 5-of-11 from deep versus the Golden Hurricane... in the first half, became UCF's career scoring leader at the Division I level... in 33 minutes at UTEP, scored 38 points on 13-of-22 shooting from the floor... made four triples against the Miners and also grabbed six rebounds... at East Carolina, scored 24 points... grabbed eight rebounds, with six coming on the offensive end, against the Pirates... recorded 26 points and seven rebounds in 30 minutes at home versus Houston... at Tulane, totaled a game-high 28 points... shot 5-of-10 from deep against the Green Wave and added three steals in 42 minutes... finished the win over SMU with 22 points in just 28 minutes of work...named the C-USA Player of the Week on Jan. 26 after combining for 58 points in 70 minutes in wins over Southern Miss and Marshall...racked up 27 points on 9-for-18 shooting and a 5-for-7 performance from behind the arc...totaled a game-high 31 points in the win over Southern Miss... led all players with 20 points at Rice... paced the squad with 18 points at UAB... added deven boards versus the Blazers... against Memphis, led all players with 24 points... hit three triples and added seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 36 minutes... in the victory over Holy Cross, scored 29 points on 11-of-17 shooting... hit four triples against the Crusaders and also added five boards and two blocks... led all players with 26 points in the win over Sam Houston State... went 14-of-16 at the free-throw line against the Bearkats... garnered UCF Holiday Classic MVP honors after pouring in 38 points in the title game win over Chicago State.. added five rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes against the Cougars... totaled a game-high 34 points in only 26 minutes in the win over Penn to open the event... connected on 14-of-21 shots from the field... in the home win over Valparaiso, hit six triples and finished with 21 points in just 26 minutes... earned C-USA Player of the Week honors on Dec. 29, following the win over Valparaiso... totaled a game-high 31 points in the win over Florida Tech... also grabbed five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals in 28 minutes... scored a team-high 30 points and hit three triples in the win over USF... recorded a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds versus Morehead State at the Cancun Challenge... led the Knights with seven rebounds in the win over South Dakota State at the Cancun Challenge... recorded a team-high 16 points at Ole Miss... added five rebounds against the Rebels... in the victory at New Mexico, recorded a game-high 18 points to go with five rebounds... dished out four assists, including a pass to Chris Baez who hit the game-winning 3-pointer... totaled a game-high 18 points at Valparaiso... opened the campaign with 28 points and 10 boards versus North Carolina A&T... added four assists in the win... selected to the All-C-USA Preseason Team.

2007-08
An All-Conference USA Second Team selection... made 29 starts and appeared in all 31 games... led UCF in scoring at 20.8 points per game... ranked fourth in C-USA and 23rd nationally in points per game... totaled 646 points, which ranked fifth on the school's single-season register... the 646 points were the most scored by a UCF player at the Division I level... paced the Knights in scoring in 23 of the team's 31 games and registered 20-point performances on 20 occasions... averaged 21.4 points in C-USA play... connected on 79 3-pointers, good for seventh on the school's single-season list... shot 36.7 percent from deep, which ranked 15th in C-USA and 94th nationally... connected on 2.6 treys per contest, the fourth-best mark in the league... logged 1,037 minutes, which ranked third on the school's single-season register... averaged 4.7 rebounds, good for second on the team... in league games, averaged 5.1 boards... shot 79.5 percent at the free-throw line, good for ninth in the conference... against C-USA foes, shot 82.4 percent at the line... in the last five minutes of games, shot 89.7 percent at the line... hit six triples and totaled a game-high 25 points in the C-USA Championship quarterfinals against Southern Miss... in the regular-season finale at Tulsa, scored 12 points and added six rebounds... at Houston, scored 16 points... became the first UCF player at the Division I level to score 600 points in a season... totaled a team-high 20 points and recorded three assists in the home win over Rice... scored a game-high 19 points in the victory over Tulane... added five rebounds against the Green Wave... in the home victory over East Carolina, led all players with 23 points and seven rebounds in just 25 minutes... went 9-of-13 from the field against the Pirates... totaled a game-high 22 points at Rice... led all players with 34 points in the home win over Marshall... made 14-of-23 field goals against the Thundering Herd... in the victory, became the 14th 1,000-point school history... scored a team-high 31 points at home against Houston... added six rebounds and two steals against the Cougars... paced the Knights with 19 points against UAB... at SMU, hit five 3-pointers and finished with 26 points... in the win over UTEP, led all players with 24 points... went 9-of-12 from the field against the Miners... recorded a game-high 32 points in the win at East Carolina... shot 11-of-16 overall and 8-of-8 at the free-throw line against the Pirates... added six rebounds, three assists and three steals in the victory... named the C-USA Player of the Week on Jan. 14 after averaging 20.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in a pair of victories... in 49 minutes in the triple-overtime win over Tulsa at home, led all players with 28 points... scored seven points in the third overtime... hit four 3-pointers during the game, grabbed a team-high nine boards and recorded four steals... at Southern Miss, scored 13 points and led all players with eight rebounds... led all players with 22 points at Sam Houston State... hit four 3-pointers against the Bearkats... earned C-USA Player of the Week on Dec. 31 honors after averaging 25.2 points in a pair of games... selected as the UCF Holiday Classic MVP... Totaled 20 points in the victory over Long Island in the UCF Holiday Classic title game... in only 18 minutes, scored a game-high 21 points in the win over NJIT to open the UCF Holiday Classic... against Connecticut, scored a game-high 30 points... went 8-of-9 at the free-throw line versus the Huskies.... led all players with 27 points at Nevada... hit five 3-pointers against the Wolf Pack... scored a game-high 18 points in the victory over Louisiana-Lafayette... paced all players with 19 points versus Ole Miss... totaled 20 points in 34 minutes at USF... led the Knights with 22 points versus Presbyterian... averaged 17.3 points at the Old Spice Classic... in 42 minutes versus No. 18 Kansas State, scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds... in UCF's win over Penn State to conclude the event, scored a game-high 23 points... went 9-of-10 at the free-throw line versus the Nittany Lions... led UCF with 20 points in the win over Norfolk State... added seven rebounds against the Spartans... scored eight points and grabbed eight boards in the season-opening win over Nevada.

2006-07
Ranked second on the team and 16th in Conference USA, averaging 12.7 points... appeared in all 31 games as a reserve... averaged 25.2 minutes per contest... recorded double-figures in points on 19 occasions... had six 20-point games and led UCF in scoring 12 times... ranked fourth in C-USA, shooting 41.4 percent from 3-point range... made 63 3-pointers... shot 47.4 percent overall... averaged 3.2 rebounds... scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed five boards in the win at home against Houston... pulled down six rebounds and collected two assists at Rice... registered 17 points and shot 6-of-6 from the charity stripe in the win at home against Marshall... recorded 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting in the victory at East Carolina... totaled 11 points and one block against Tulsa... led the team in points (15) and rebounds (7) in the win at UTEP... totaled 12 points at Houston... led the team with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field against SMU... led all players with 26 points at South Dakota State... made nine field goals and six 3-pointers in the win... recorded 22 points and four rebounds at Colorado... hit four treys against the Buffaloes... totaled 17 points in the UCF Holiday Classic title game against Texas-Pan Am... led UCF with 16 points and a game-high five steals in the San Juan Shootout semifinals against Appalachian State... versus Utah in the San Juan Shootout opener, had 11 points and a team-high four boards... totaled a team-high 22 points at Minnesota... connected on four 3-pointers versus the Golden Gophers... led all scorers with 18 points versus Florida Atlantic... totaled 12 points and three assists in the victory over Jacksonville... in only 16 minutes, recorded a game-high 15 points against Florida Tech... had 11 points in the win over Bethune-Cookman... helped UCF to its win over Stetson, scoring a game-high 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the floor... registered a game-high 26 points in the season-opening victory over Rollins... connected on six 3-pointers and was 9-of-19 from the field... had a game-high eight rebounds in 37 minutes.

2005-06
Conference USA Commissioner's Acadmic Honor Roll honoree... one of six Knights to appear in all 29 games... averaged 4.3 points in 11.7 minutes per contest... hit 17 3-pointers... averaged 2.2 boards a game... averaged 5.1 points in league play... against Houston in the C-USA Championship quarterfinals, totaled seven points and had five rebounds and three assists... scored nine points against East Carolina in the C-USA Championship first round... had five rebounds, all on the offensive end, and 13 points in 20 minutes at Marshall... hit two 3-pointers and finished with 10 points in the home win over East Carolina... saw 25 minutes of action at home against Houston and scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the floor... grabbed six rebounds and had a team-high three steals against the Cougars... came off of the bench to record eight points, three rebounds and one block in the home win over Tulane... hit a pair of 3-pointers versus the Green Wave... posted five points and three rebounds at No. 3 Memphis... hit a trey in the road win over East Carolina... drained a 3-pointer in the home win over Tulsa.. scored four points and had four rebounds versus Marshall in the Conference USA opener... added one block and one steal against the Thundering Herd... hit a 3-pointer at No. 19 Kentucky... posted two points and one steal versus North Florida in the UCF Holiday Classic... in the Fiesta Bowl Classic consolation game against Sam Houston State, scored two points and registered a steal... played 14 minutes against No. 11 Florida... totaled three points, five rebounds and a steal versus the Gators... scored a team-high 15 points in 21 minutes off of the bench in the win over Bethune-Cookman... hit four treys against the Wildcats... had two points and two boards in eight minutes of action versus Stetson... against Nova Southeastern, scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds, including three on the offensive end... made his UCF debut versus Rollins, scoring two points, posting two rebounds and registering a block in four minutes of action.

HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped at Tavares High School... coached by Jack Clark... as a senior, averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds and five assists per game... named to the Florida Class 3A All-State first team... finished second in the Florida Class 3A Player of the Year voting... Class 3A-District 8 Player of the Year... Leesburg Daily Commercial Boys Basketball Player of the Year... Orlando Sentinel Lake/Sumter Player of the Year... Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida first team selection... named the Orlando Sentinel Athlete of the Year... as a wide receiver on the Tavares football team, finished his senior season with 481 receiving yards and eight touchdowns... Leesburg Daily Commercial 2004 All-Area Football First Team pick... finished second in the Florida Class 2A Track and Field Championships in both the triple jump and high jump... Leesburg Daily Commercial Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year... owns school high, long and triple jump records.

PERSONAL
Born in Tavares, Fla... son of Gwendolyn Taylor... majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

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