MBB: February 13 Game Highlights - North Texas vs. Old Dominion
North Texas 2014-15 Submitted paperwork to the NCAA that would allow him to play for NT in 2015-16. • Lifted his scoring average to 8.4 points per game, and ranked second at NT with 62 assists (2.3 APG). • Shot 38.5 percent from 3-point in C-USA play, which ranked 13th in the league. • With a 1.05 assist/turnover ratio Taylor joined Colin Voss (1.23 A/TO) as the only players on the NT roster with a plus ratio. • Posted seven double-digit scoring games, including a key 18-point outing in the win at FIU. • Led the team with seven games of at least four assists. • Ranked third at NT with 27 steals (1.0 SPG) this year. • Started season's last 13 games (20 total) primarily at point guard, a position he hadn't played since high school. • Posted 16 points in the win over LA Tech, and 11 points in the Rice victory. • Back-to-back five assist games (career high) against Creighton and Prairie View. Team-high 16 points and four assists at No. 25 Arkansas.
North Texas 2013-14 Ranked 2nd among NT guards with a 44.7 shooting percentage. 3rd at North Texas with 38 assists. Coming out party in Portland, Ore. with 24 points (team-season high) against Idaho and 21 points in the double-overtime win over Portland (12 points in the two overtime periods). Shot a combined 60.0 percent from the floor, 75.0 percent from 3-point in the two games. Posted seven double-digit scoring performances. Appeared in 30 games, starting two. 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the stripe in the win at Marshall. Overcame a series of preseason injuries that only allowed him to play a combined 10 minutes in the first four games of the season.
North Texas 2012-13 Sat out the season per NCAA rules after transferring from Marquette, where he attended a summer session only.
Paris JC 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.
Oklahoma Suffered a season-ending injury prior to OU's 2010-11 season opener, and transferred following the season.
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.