|Born||December 8, 1986|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Tavares (Tavares, Florida)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall|
|Selected by the Washington Wizards|
|2010||→Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2012||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2012–2013||Lagun Aro GBC|
|2013||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|2013–2015||Maine Red Claws|
|2015||Centro Juvenil Don Bosco|
|2016–2018||Salt Lake City Stars|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jermaine Taylor (born December 8, 1986) is an American professional basketball player. Taylor was a starting guard for the University of Central Florida basketball team before being selected with the 32nd overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards, and soon after traded to the Houston Rockets.
High school career
Taylor attended Tavares High School in Tavares, Florida. As a senior at Tavares High School, Taylor averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists per game. He finished his senior year second in the Florida Class 3A Player of the Year voting and was named to the Florida Class 3A All-State First Team.
In addition to football and basketball, finished second in the Florida Class 2A Track and Field Championships in both the triple jump and high jump. He currently owns his high school's record for the long jump, high jump, and triple jump.
Taylor began his career at the University of Central Florida in 2005 during their first season in Conference USA. Taylor played in 15 games averaging 11 minutes and 4.3 points. In only his fourth collegiate game he scored 15 points in a winning effort against in-state opponent Bethune-Cookman. His best game as a freshman came during a home contest when he scored 16 points in 25 minutes of action in a 77-71 home loss.
In his sophomore campaign, he emerged as one UCF second leading scorer averaging 12.7 points, good for 16th in Conference USA. Taylor's prowess as a 3-point shooter was also evident during his second year for the Knights, draining 63 3s, averaging 41.4% behind the arc. Jermaine scored 26 points twice during his second year helping UCF to a 22-9 record and a 2-seed in the Conference USA tournament.
Taylor is a member of the Epsilon Eta chapter of Iota Phi Theta fraternity.
On January 29, 2010, Taylor was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. On February 4, 2010, he was recalled by the Houston Rockets after scoring 32 and 30 in two games with the Vipers. He was sent back to the Vipers on February 19, 2010, but recalled four days later, and then returned to the Vipers on March 17, 2010. Taylor was recalled by the Rockets once again on March 24, 2010. He then had his first career start in a game versus the Los Angeles Lakers on March 27, 2010, in which he scored 15 points.
On November 8, 2012, Taylor signed with the Spanish League team San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC. In January 2013, he joined Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C.. Later that month, he joined Shanxi Zhongyu of China.
On March 15, 2013, Taylor was acquired by the Maine Red Claws. In September 2013, he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp. He was later waived on October 25. On October 31, 2013, he was reacquired by the Maine Red Claws. On November 29, 2013, he was waived by the Red Claws due to a season-ending knee injury just two games into the season.
On October 31, 2014, Taylor was again reacquired by the Maine Red Claws. On January 22, 2015, he was traded to the Idaho Stampede in exchange for the returning player rights to Dallas Lauderdale. On April 28, 2015, he signed with the Canterbury Rams for the rest of the 2015 New Zealand NBL season. He made his debut for the Rams four days later and recorded 7 points and 3 assists off the bench in a loss to the Super City Rangers. In 11 games for Canterbury, he averaged 15.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
On August 15, 2015, Taylor signed with Dominican club Centro Juvenil Don Bosco. However, his stint lasted just three days after falling to score in his debut game on August 17. On October 31, he was acquired by the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA Development League.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "2009 NBA Draft Results Round 2". ESPN. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- Rockets notes: Conroy promoted from D-League
- "Rockets Assign Taylor To D-League". Archived from the original on 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
- "Rockets recall Jermaine Taylor from D-League". Archived from the original on 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
- Rockets assign Taylor to Vipers, Anderson returns Archived 2012-09-13 at archive.today
- Gasol's 30 points lift Lakers over Rockets in Houston
- "Kings Acquire Jermaine Taylor". NBA.com. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
- KINGS WAIVE JERMAINE TAYLOR
- Wolves Announce 2012-13 Training Camp Roster
- Timberwolves release guard Jermaine Taylor
- El Lagun Aro GBC ficha al escolta Jermaine Taylor (in Spanish)
- Jermaine Taylor departs Hapoel Tel Aviv
- RED CLAWS ADD VETERAN GUARD JERMAINE TAYLOR
- Cavaliers Announce 2013-14 Training Camp Roster
- "Cavs waive DeSagana Diop, Kenny Kadji, Jermaine Taylor, Elliot Williams". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
- Maine Red Claws Announce First 11 Players Invited to Training Camp Archived 2015-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
- Maine Red Claws Activate Kammron Taylor, Waive Jermaine Taylor Due to Injury
- Red Claws Announce Affiliate Players, Returning Player Invitees Archived 2015-05-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Jermaine Taylor Acquired by Stampede
- Kyle Coston cut by Canterbury Rams, shooting guard Jermaine Taylor signs on
- "RAMS MAKE ROSTER CHANGES". Rams.org.nz. April 28, 2015. Archived from the original on April 29, 2015.
- Rams vs Rangers
- Coach Mark Dickel backs Canterbury Rams' American import Jermaine Taylor to shine
- "Player statistics for Jermaine Taylor". FoxSportsPulse.com. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
- Jermaine Taylor ex NBA nuevo refuerzo del Don Bosco (in Spanish)
- José Horacio pierde invicto y la cancha se mete a clasificación en Moca (in Spanish)
- Terrence Shannon reforzará al Don Bosco (in Spanish)
- "Salt Lake City Stars roster and info after D-League Draft". SLCDunk.com. SB-Nation. October 31, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.