T.J. Taylor
T.J.  Taylor
RS Senior

Denison, TX

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215



Mean Green Prepared For First C-USA Tournament

MBB: Look Back At 2013-14 Season - Mean Green Prepared For First C-USA Tournament


North Texas vs. Tulsa

MBB: March 6 Game Highlights - North Texas vs. Tulsa


North Texas vs. UTEP

MBB: March 2 Game Highlights - North Texas vs. UTEP


North Texas vs. East Carolina

MBB: February 15 Game Highlights - North Texas vs. East Carolina


North Texas vs. Old Dominion

MBB: February 13 Game Highlights - North Texas vs. Old Dominion

North Texas 2014-15
• 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.

• Suffered a season-ending injury prior to OU's 2010-11 season opener.

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.

• Born January 12, 1992 in Sherman, Texas.
• Son of Shelli Taylor and Terrance Lyday.
• Has two brothers, Tre'lon and Ladarrious.

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