Third Team All-America selection by the National Junior College Athletic Association in 2011-12 ... First team all-conference and all-region honoree under head coach Chuck Taylor at Paris Junior College ... Two-time Region 14 Player of the Week ... Helped lead the dragons to the regular season conference title ... posted season averages of 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game ... was named the team's most valuable player, as well as top performer for all of the programs at Paris.
Denison High School
A three-time Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State selection and a four-time all-region pick ... Finished career as Denison's all-time leading scorer (2,630 points) ... Ranked No. 78 nationally in the 2010 recruiting class by ESPN and No. 104 by Rivals.com ... Regarded as the country's 16th-best point guard by ESPN and the 28th-best shooting guard by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Averaged 20.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists as a senior in leading the Yellow Jackets to a 16-16 record ... Shot .478 from the field, .296 (45-for-152) from 3-point range and .742 (132-for-178) from the free throw line ... Named the District 9-4A Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior and won the award outright his sophomore and junior seasons ... Named MVP of the 2010 Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game (scored 18 points) ... Averaged 27.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists as a junior when he led Denison to a 21-11 record and the Class 4A state tournament area finals ... Career scoring high of 40 points came as a junior against Frisco's Liberty High School ... Finished his four-year varsity career (112 games) with averages of 23.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists ... Coached by Jody Bass his senior season and by Scott Curran prior to that.
Personal: Born January 12, 1992 in Sherman, Texas ... Son of Shelli Taylor and Terrance Lyday ... Has two brothers, Tre'lon and Ladarrious ... Undecided on a major.