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Complete Taylor Player Profile

Position: Forward
Height: 6-7
Weight: 225
Years Pro: R
Born: May 23, 1989 (Norkopping, Sweden)
From: Vanderbilt

PRO CAREER:

Selected by the Bobcats with the 31st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

2011-12:

Named First Team All-SEC after averaging 16.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 32.1 minutes per game… Also named to the SEC All-Defensive Team for the third consecutive season… Ranked third in the conference in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage (.493), eighth in minutes played, 11th in three-point field goals (66) and 15th in rebounding… Scored in double figures in 31 of 36 games played, including seven games of 20 points or more… Grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and tallied two double-doubles… Scored a career-high 30 points on December 7 at Davidson… Tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds in Vanderbilt’s win over No. 1 Kentucky in the SEC Tournament championship game.

COLLEGE:

Finished career ranked second on Vanderbilt’s all-time scoring list (1,897), sixth in rebounding (752) and eighth in steals (146), becoming the only player in school history to rank in the top 10 in all three categories… Named First Team All-SEC as a senior in 2011-12 and Second Team All-SEC as both a sophomore and junior (2009-10 and 2010-11), while also earning SEC All-Defensive Team honors in each of the three seasons… Started 133 of 134 career games for the Commodores… Scored in double figures in 103 of 134 career games, including 21 games of 20 points or more, and recorded 10 career double-doubles… As a senior in 2011-12, averaged 16.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 32.1 minutes per game, ranking third in the conference in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage (.493), eighth in minutes played, 11th in three-point field goals (66) and 15th in rebounding… As a junior in 2010-11, averaged 14.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steal in 31.7 minutes… As a sophomore in 2009-10, averaged 13.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 26.8 minutes… As a freshman in 2008-09, earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors after averaging 12.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.9 steals in 26.0 minutes, ranking fourth among SEC freshmen in scoring… In the summer of 2008, played for the Swedish National Team in the FIBA Under-20 European Division B Championships, averaging 19.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists in eight games.

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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: May 23, 1989
From: Vanderbilt University
Draft: 2nd Round (31st pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  Charlotte Bobcats 2012 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Vanderbilt/Sweden

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