High School: First team all-state selection by Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune ... Helped lead Chicago's Simeon High School to three-straight state championships ... Team compiled an overall record of 63-3 in his two years as a full-time starter ... Grabbed 15 rebounds in the state title game as a senior ... Averaged 16.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 3.0 assists per game in 2011-12 ... McDonald's All-America High School Basketball honoree ... Nationally recognized recruit under head coach Robert Smith ... Ranked 73rd overall by Scout.com and 109th by Rivals.com ... Ranked 15th and 24th, respectively, at his position by each of those outlets ... ESPN.com placed him 22nd amongst all small forwards in the nation and 83rd in the ESPNU 100 ... Taylor averaged 9.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as a junior, helping the program to a 30-2 overall record ... Netted 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Wolverines' supersectional victory over Farragut ... Was named All-State Special Mention by the Chicago Tribune as a junior ... Suits up on the AAU circuit with the Mac Irvin Fire.
Personal: Born February 15, 1993 in Chicago, Ill. ... Son of Steve Taylor Sr. and Diana Cooper ... Has four brothers (Demetrius Cooper, Marquell Rose, Rashad Lockhart and Javonte Taylor) and one sister (Diana Taylor) ... Majoring in broadcast and electronic communication.