|No. 15 – Saigon Heat|
|Born||April 12, 1990|
Hoboken, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||St. Anthony (Jersey City, New Jersey)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|2014||Maine Red Claws|
|2014||Atléticos de San Germán|
|2015||Indios de Mayagüez|
|2016||Guaros de Lara|
|2016–2017||Maccabi Kiryat Gat|
|2018||Samsun BSB Anakent|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Tyshawn Jamar Taylor (born April 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Saigon Heat of the ABL. He played college basketball for the University of Kansas before he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 41st overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
High school career
Taylor attended St. Anthony High School in New Jersey where he played under renowned high school coach Bob Hurley. During the 2007–08 season, Taylor's team went 32-0 and was awarded the high school basketball mythical national championship by USA Today. Taylor also appeared in the 2009 film The Street Stops Here, a documentary about Hurley and St. Anthony.
In 2008–09, Taylor averaged 9.7 points and 3.0 assists per game as he earned Big 12 All-Rookie team honors.
Taylor changed his KU jersey number from 15 to 10 prior to his sophomore year and averaged 7.2 points and 3.4 assists per game on the 2009–10 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team who won both the Big 12 regular season and tournament championships.
Taylor averaged 9.3 points and 4.6 assists his junior year. Taylor led the team in assists and was fourth in the Big 12. On February 21, 2011, Taylor was suspended indefinitely from the team for violating team rules. The specifics of the suspension were not announced.
Starting for the fourth straight year, Taylor nearly doubled his career scoring average. Taylor, along with All-American Thomas Robinson, helped lead Kansas to the 2012 national championship game before losing to Kentucky.
On June 28, 2012, Taylor was selected with the 41st overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He was later traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for cash considerations. On July 6, 2012, he signed with the Nets. When Deron Williams was ruled out for final two games before the All-Star break with ankle problems, Taylor was put into the Nets' rotation. In his first game in the rotation, Taylor finished with a career-high 12 points in a career-high 34 minutes as the Nets defeated the Indiana Pacers 89–84 in overtime. On November 25 in a loss against the LA Lakers, Coach Jason Kidd asked Taylor to "accidentally" bump into him because the Nets were out of timeouts. This incident was highlighted as evidence that Coach Kidd was out of his league as a rookie coach. During his rookie and sophomore seasons, he had multiple assignments with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League.
On January 21, 2014, Taylor was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for cash considerations and the rights to Edin Bavčić. On January 23, 2014, he was waived by the Pelicans before playing in a game for them.
On January 30, 2014, Taylor was acquired by the Maine Red Claws.
On August 8, 2016, Taylor signed a one-year deal with Maccabi Kiryat Gat of the Israeli Premier League. On January 10, 2017, he was waived by Maccabi. On January 23, 2017, he signed with Ankara DSİ of the Turkish Basketball First League.
On February 1, 2018, Taylor signed with Samsun BSB Anakent of the Turkish Basketball First League.
The Basketball Tournament (TBT)
In the summer of 2017, Taylor, for the third year, competed in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for Team FOE, a Philadelphia based team coached by NBA forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris. In four games, Taylor averaged 12.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as Team FOE advanced to the Super 16 Round in Brooklyn, New York. FOE lost 72–67 in the Super 16 against Boeheim's Army, a team composed of Syracuse University basketball alum. Taylor also competed in TBT in 2015 and 2016 as well. In 2016, his first season with Team FOE, Taylor averaged 17.0 points and 3.7 rebounds over the course of three games. Previous to that, he played for the Jabroni Project in 2015.
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|
Taylor represented USA Basketball as they won the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Cup. Taylor averaged a team-high 10.8 points and a team-high 4.4 assists per game. His team-high 18 points and 6 assists in the final game against Greece helped secure the championship for the United States. After the tournament, Taylor was named to the five-person All-Star team for the tournament, along with teammate Gordon Hayward.
- KUathletics.com Profile Archived July 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- The Street Stops Here - IMDB
- Tyshawn Taylor Recruiting Profile
- Tyshawn Taylor suspended indefinitely
- "Nets sign 2nd round pick Taylor". NBA.com. July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- Lorenzo, Tom (February 11, 2013). "Deron Williams to miss next two games, will return after the All-Star break". NetsDaily.com. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- "Rapid Reaction: Nets 89, Pacers 84 (OT)". ESPN.com. February 11, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- VIDEO: Jason Kidd tells Tyshawn Taylor to hit him to force timeout
- 2012-13 NBA Assignments Archived March 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- 2013-14 NBA Assignments
- "PELICANS ACQUIRE TYSHAWN TAYLOR". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 21, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- PELICANS WAIVE TYSHAWN TAYLOR
- Maine Red Claws Acquire Tyshawn Taylor
- Tyshawn Taylor signs with Atleticos De San German
- Tyshawn Taylor leaves Atleticos de San German
- Tyshawn Taylor signs a contract with Dynamo Moscow
- Dynamo Moscow cut Tyshawn Taylor
- Tyshawn Taylor signs in Puerto Rico with Indios de Mayaguez
- Guaros de Lara land Tyshawn Taylor
- Tyshawn Taylor signs with Maccabi Kiryat Gat
- Maccabi Kiryat waive Tyshawn Taylor
- Mamak Belediye Ankara DSI lands Tyshawn Taylor, parts ways with Arnett Moultrie
- Tyshawn Taylor signs with Samsun BSB Anakent
- "TYSHAWN TAYLOR NUOVO GIOCATORE DEL ROSTER FIAT TORINO" [Tyshawn Taylor new player of Fiat Torino]. auxiliumpallacanestro.com (in Italian). August 31, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
- "Tyshawn Taylor signs with Saigon Heat". Sportando. January 22, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
- USA Basketball - Taylor Stats Archived July 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- USA Break Gold Medal Drought In Style Archived July 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- The Best of the Best Selected Archived March 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine