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Jeff Taylor

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Played in 26 games (eight starts), averaged 8.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 24.2 minutes.


Played in 77 games with 29 starts as a rookie, averaging 6.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 19.6 minutes… Ranked ninth among NBA rookies in three-point percentage (.344) and tied for 18th in scoring… Scored in double figures 17 times… Led or tied for the team lead in scoring once, in assists three times, in steals 11 times and in blocks four times… Scored a career-high 18 points on February 23 against Denver… Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds on December 22 against Denver… Recorded a career-high 39 minutes on December 5 against New York.


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


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.


The son of Jeff and Pia Taylor... Has three sisters, Michaela, Melanie and Vanessa, and two brothers, Marques and Vincent… Father Jeff played at Texas Tech and in the NBA for the Rockets and Pistons before playing professionally in Sweden, where he still lives… Majored in sociology at Vanderbilt.
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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: 3
Previous Teams:
  Charlotte Hornets 2012 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Vanderbilt/Sweden

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