Donell Taylor - 1
Donell Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Montgomery, Ala.

High School:
Sidney Lanier

Last College:
Okaloosa-Walton

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 180

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
07/26/1982

Experience:
1L


JUNIOR SEASON (2003-04): One of four returning players to have played in all 32 contests during season, starting eight times ... averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists ... also finished the season ranking 14th in C-USA in steals per game with 1.42 ... scored in double figures in 12 contests ... started eight of the first nine games before coming off the bench for the rest of the season ... scored a career-high 18 points and added six rebounds and five assists against Richmond (11/29) ... had 15 points, three boards and three assists in 16 minutes of action vs. Houston (1/10) ... collected team-high 15 points and four boards in win over VCU (12/18) ... had 11 points, eight boards, four steals and four assists in 29 minutes of action against Mississippi State (12/6) ... had nine points and a career-best five steals against La. Tech (12/23) ... recorded 13 points in 17 minutes vs. Kentucky (3/21) ... had 11 points, four assists and three boards vs. USF (1/20) ... scored 11 points in 11 minutes vs. South Alabama (1/3) ... scored 10 points vs. DePaul (1/17) ... combined for nine points, six boards and four assists against Birmingham-Southern (12/3) ... had nine points, two rebounds and two assists in collegiate debut vs. Georgia Southern (11/24).

OKALOOSA-WALTON CC: Played under head coach Bruce Stewart at the Niceville, Fla. school ... named as a first-team NJCAA All-American ... also named as the FCCAA State/Region Player of the Year and the Panhandle Conference Player of the Year ... named to the NJCAA National Tournament Top 12 ... tabbed by Van Coleman's FutureStars as the 10th-highest JUCO player in the country ... led team to a 31-4 record and a sixth-place finish in the 2003 NJCAA National Tournament ... the 31 victories tied a school record for wins in a season ... averaged 29.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists in four games during tournament play, including hitting for 45 points against Southwest Tennessee ... rated as the top juco wing prospect in the country, according to several publications ... led team with 21.5 ppg and 5.9 apg ... also averaged 6.7 rpg and 2.1 steals per game .... scored 20 or more points in 19 of 27 games ... team had a 56-8 record and two Panhandle Conference titles in his two years with the program.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Sidney Lanier HS ... named all-state as a senior ... was named the co-6A Alabama player of the year by the Montgomery Tip-Off club ... led team to the 2001 6A state championship ... earned co-MVP of state tournament ... payed on the Pepsi Challenge AAU team.

PERSONAL: Full name is Quence Donell Taylor II ... twin brother of teammate Ronell Taylor ... born on July 26, 1982 ... parents are Quence and Stephanie Taylor ... major is undecided.

 
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