Full Name:
Tayshaun Durell Prince
Position:
Forward
College:
Kentucky
Height:
6-9
Weight:
215
High School:
Dominguez HS (Compton, Calif.)
Birthdate:
February 28, 1980
Birthplace:
Compton, Calif.

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in the first round (23rd overall) by the Detroit Pistons.

TEAM WORKOUTS/FEATURES
May 13: Q&A with Phoenix Suns
May 29: Q&A with Chicago Bulls


HIGHLIGHTS
Named Second Team All-America by The Associated Press as a junior and Third Team as a senior.
Originally an early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft, but withdrew his name from consideration.
Three-time Kentucky Team MVP.
Finished seventh in Kentucky history in scoring (1,775 points), second in three-point field goals made (204) and attempted (621) and fifth in blocks (142).


AT KENTUCKY
As a senior, named First Team All-SEC and Second Team All-America by the NABC.
Led the Cats in scoring (17.5 ppg) and rebounding (6.3 rpg).
Scored a career-high 41 points against Tulsa in the NCAA Tournament, the highest single-game total in the 2002 Tournament.
Tied the school record for three-pointers in a half with seven en route to 31 points against North Carolina.
Two-time SEC Player of the Week selection.

As a junior and finished second on the team in scoring (16.9 ppg), which ranked fourth in the SEC.
Earned SEC Tournament MVP honors after recording double-doubles against Arkansas (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Ole Miss (26 points, 12 rebounds).
Dominated first two NCAA Tournament games, scoring 27 points against Holy Cross and a career-high 31 vs. Iowa, to go along with a career-high seven assists.
Connected on 51 of his final 56 free throws and shot a team-high 84.3 percent from the free throw line.
Finished fifth in the SEC in field goal percentage (49.5%).
Recorded six double doubles.
Averaged 17.8 points in SEC games, second-best in league.

Was a Second Team All-SEC pick by league coaches as a sophomore.
Scored in double figures 23 times.
Finished first on the team and 12th in the SEC in scoring (13.3 ppg).
Ranked second on the Wildcats in rebounding (6.0 rpg).
Scored a season-high 28 points in the double-overtime win over St. Bonaventure in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, including a clutch three-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation to tie the game.
Named to Preseason NIT All-Tournament Team after tallying 21 points and nine rebounds against Maryland and 18 points and five rebounds against Arizona.

Played in every game as a freshman (37) with 11 starts.
Averaged 20.2 minutes.
In the Midwest Regional Final of the NCAA Tournament, hit all three of his field goals (two three-pointers) and all four of his free throws to finish with 12 points against Michigan State.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1998-99 37 11 82 198 .414 21 32 .656 142 45 25 21 214 5.8
1999-00 32 32 153 362 .423 74 105 .705 192 58 27 41 426 13.3
2000-01 34 34 207 418 .495 97 115 .843 221 99 24 37 575 16.9
2001-02 32 32 206 441 .467 83 118 .703 202 52 34 43 560 17.5
TOTALS 135 109 648 1419 .457 275 370 .743 757 254 110 142 1775 13.1
Three-point field goals: 1998-99, 29-for-101 (.287); 1999-00, 46-for-150 (.307); 2000-01, 64-for-179 (.358); 2001-02, 65-for-191 (.340). Totals, 204-for-621 (.329).