2013-14 Season Notes: Has made three starts this season ... Posted five rebounds in just 10 minutes of action vs. Providence (Jan. 30) .,.. Registered 14 points (including 10 points in the second half) and eight rebounds in overtime win at Georgetown (Jan. 20) ... Made his first 3-point basket of the season at Xavier (Jan. 9) ... Saw his first action since San Diego State (Dec. 1 or "nearly a month") vs. New Mexico (Dec. 21) in the MGM Grand Showcase ... Had a pair of assists, three rebounds and a steal in nine minutes of action vs. George Washington (Nov. 29) ... Notched his first collegiate double-double vs. Grambling State (Nov. 12) with a career-high 16 points while shooting 7-of-10 from the field and adding a career- and game-high 11 rebounds (five rebounds came on the offensive end) ... Picked up five rebounds and a steal vs. Southern (Nov. 8) in his first collegiate start.
2012-13 Season Notes: Earned the team's Wesley Matthews "Just Today" Award ...Made his Marquette debut vs. Colgate (Nov. 11) and scored four points ... Chipped in five points in 10 minutes of action vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 20) ... Tallied a nine points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field in addition to five rebounds, one block and a steal vs. UMBC (Nov. 26) ... Chipped in six rebounds to go along with a season-high 10 points vs. Savannah State (Dec. 15) in 19 minutes of action ... Came off the bench vs. UConn (Jan. 1) to score nine points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field, grab three rebounds and collect one steal ... Notched a pair of offensive rebounds in 13 minutes vs. Providence (Jan. 26), while also going 3-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe to score eight points ... Led MU with season-high eight rebounds, including six on the offensive end, at Villanova (Feb. 23), while also recording four points and a pair of blocks ... Chipped in seven points off the bench at Rutgers (March 5) on 3-of-5 shooting from the floor ... Had seven rebounds to go along with six points in Marquette regular-season finale win over St. John's (March 9).
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 digital media.