Full Name:
Marcus Taylor
Position:
Guard
College:
Michigan State
Height:
6-3
Weight:
195
High School:
Waverly HS (Lansing, Mich.)
Birthdate:
November 25, 1981
Birthplace:
Lansing, Mich.

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in the second round (52nd overall) by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

HIGHLIGHTS
Early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft.
Appeared in 59 games in two years at Michigan State, starting 38.
Named First Team All-Big Ten Conference, NABC All-District 11 First Team and USBWA All-District 5 First Team.
Became just the second player in Big Ten history to lead the conference in scoring (17.7 ppg) and assists (5.0 apg) in conference games.
Was a member of the 2001 USA Young Menís World Championship Team.


AT MICHIGAN STATE
As a sophomore, led Michigan State in scoring (16.8 ppg), assists (5.3 apg, 44th in nation) and steals (1.1 spg).
Scored in double figures 28 times.
Topped 20 points on six occasions.
Named Big Ten Player of the Week on March 4, after averaging 33.0 points and six assists in games against Ohio State and Iowa.
Had 21 points and eight assists vs. Stanford.
Tallied 20 points and seven assists at Iowa.
Scored 20 points vs. Indiana in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
Had 18 points against North Carolina State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

As a freshman, appeared in 30 games, starting nine.
Finished second on the team in assists (3.6 apg).
His assist-to-turnover ration of 1.75 ranked eighth in the Big Ten.
Ranked third on team in three-point field goals made (19).
Scored in double figures nine times, including a season-high 16 points vs. Oakland.
Tallied 15 points and seven assists vs. Florida.
Had 15 points and nine assists vs. Loyola.
Scored 11 points vs. Fresno State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Scored eight points vs. Arizona in the NCAA Final Four.
Teammates included Jason Richardson (Golden State Warriors) and Zach Randolph (Portland Trail Blazers).

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 30 9 86 217 .396 32 43 .744 39 107 11 4 223 7.4
2001-02 29 29 164 410 .400 100 123 .813 83 153 31 3 488 16.8
Totals 59 38 250 627 .399 132 166 .795 122 260 42 7 711 12.1
Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 19-for-70 (.271); 2001-02, 60-for-166 (.361). Totals: 79-for-236 (.335).