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Prospect Profile:
Donell Taylor

Full Name: Quence Donell Taylor II
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-6 (1.98 m) / 180 (81.6 kg)
Birthdate: July 26, 1982 (Washington, D.C.)
High School: Sidney Lanier HS (Montgomery, Ala.)
College: The University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Okaloosa-Walton (FL) CC
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 27 0 121 250 .484 76 107 .710 9 31 .290 146 144 50 33 327 12.1
2002-03 34 0 291 562 .518 103 162 .636 76 196 .388 238 192 69 48 761 22.4
Totals 61 0 412 812 .507 179 269 .665 85 227 .374 384 336 119 81 1088 17.8
Alabama-Birmingham
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 32 8 90 215 .419 46 73 .630 15 63 .238 96 58 47 12 241 7.50
2004-05 33 32 177 350 .506 110 140 .786 47 119 .395 146 98 67 11 511 15.5
Totals 65 40 267 565 .473 156 213 .732 62 182 .341 242 156 114 23 752 11.6

Career Highlights: Earned Second Team All-Conference USA and NABC Second Team All-District 6 as a senior. Finished collegiate career at UAB after playing first two seasons at Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Niceville, Fla.

Senior (2004-05): Averaged a team-leading 15.5 points. Scored 20 or more points in five games and paced the team in scoring 15 times. Set career-high with 27 points on 8-for-11 shooting vs. Southern Miss. Matched that total later in the season with 27 points at St. Louis. Scored 26 points vs. Clemson and recorded 19 points and nine rebounds vs. USC in the Rainbow Classic on his way to All-Tournament honors. Tallied 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and career-high seven steals vs. Louisiana Tech. Led team with 13 points and six rebounds vs. Arizona in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Junior (2003-04): Averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18.7 minutes. Scored in double figures 12 times, with a career-high 18 points to go with six rebounds and five assists vs. Richmond. Registered 11 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals vs. Mississippi State. Tallied 13 points in 17 minutes vs. Kentucky in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2002-03): At Okaloosa-Walton CC, averaged 22.4 points and 7.0 rebounds. Led team to a 31-4 record and a sixth-place finish in the NJCAA Tournament. Averaged 29.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists in four tournament games, including a 45-point performance vs. Southwest Tennessee. Earned FCCAA State/Region Player of the Year and was named a First Team NJCAA All-American.

Freshman (2001-02): Averaged 12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists. Led the team in assists and ranked third in rebounding. Earned All-Panhandle Conference honors as team finished with a 25-4 record.

Strengths: Very good athleticism coupled with decent ball skills allowed him to see time at three positions in college. Quick hands and feet make him a pesky defender.

Personal: Majored in history. Twin brother, Ronnell, was a teammate at both Okaloosa-Walton CC and UAB.