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BJ

Taylor

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Guard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Boone

Bio

Career
• Ranks seventh all-time in program history with 1,618 career points, the fourth most in UCF's D1 era
• With 456 career free throws made, he’s tied with Bo Clark for the program record
• Also ranks sixth all-time in three-point field goals made (180) and sixth in assists (324)
• Led UCF in scoring in 48 of 104 games played in career
• First Knight in UCF's D1 era to average 15+ points in three straight seasons

r-Senior (2018-19)
• Became first UCF player to be named to The American’s First Team All-Conference
• Named to The American Weekly Honor Roll four times
• Made 187 free throws, which ranked 17th nationally and set a new UCF season record
• Scored in double figures in 29 out of 33 games
• Ranked 11th in The American with 15.9 points per game
• His 526 points scored were the sixth most in a single season in UCF's D1 era
• Also ranked eighth in free throw percentage (77.9), 11th in three-point percentage (37.2), 11th in threes made per game (1.8), and fourth in assist-to-to ratio (2.0)
• With 1,136 minutes played it marked the second most in a single season at UCF
• Finished as the runner-up at the State Farm College Three-Point Championship in Minneapolis
• Duke 3/24: Scored 15 points in Second Round NCAA Tournament loss
• VCU 3/22: Led UCF with 15 points in UCF's first-ever NCAA Tournament win
• Cincinnati 3/7: Scored 22 points and had six rebounds in the victory on Senior Knight
• Memphis 2/16: Scored 25 points on 12-of-14 from the free throw line with five assists in the win
• Houston 2/7: Had 21 points, seven assists and no turnovers
• UConn 1/31: Scored 21 points and went 9-of-10 from the free throw line
• Temple 1/2: Led Knights with 24 points in conference opener
• Ga. Southern 12/11: Scored a career-high 35 points on six three-pointers
• Alabama 11/29: Led the Knights with 24 points on 3-of-5 from three and 9-of-11 from the line
• Named Preseason Player of the Year in The American
• Also named Preseason First Team All-Conference by the league’s coaches
• Additionally, named Preseason First Team All-Conference by FanRag Sports, NCAA.com, Blue Ribbon Yearbook, NBC Sports
• NCAA.com named Taylor the #5 best senior heading into 2018-19 season

r-Junior (2017-18)
• Became the 19th member of UCF’s 1,000-Point Club
• He was the third fastest to 1,000 points in UCF’s Division I era
• Named Preseason First Team All-Conference by The American.
• Injured during first game of the season and missed 16 straight games with foot injury.
• Had seven 20-point performances in final 14 games of the season.
• Led UCF with 15.9 points per game and would have ranked fifth in The American if qualified due to games played.
• One of three Knights in the last 20 years to score 15+ ppg in back-to-back seasons.
• Also led the Knights with 3.2 assists per game.
• Knocked down 26 threes, shooting a team and career high 38.8 percent from long distance.
• Tulsa (2/21): Scored a season high 26 points on four three-pointers.
• UConn (1/31): Led Knights to victory with 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field.
• USF (1/20): Led UCF with 25 points and five assists with no turnovers.

r-Sophomore (2016-17)
• Earned All-American Athletic Conference Second Team honors.
• Scored in double figures in 27 of 29 games played.
• Led the Knights and ranked fourth in The American with 17.4 ppg.
• Also led the team and ranked 10th in the league with 3.5 assists per game.
• His 126 free throws made on the season were the eighth most for a single season in UCF history.
• Led UCF in scoring in 17 of the 29 games played this season.
• Scored a season high 27 points in win over #15 Cincinnati.
• Named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for performance against the Bearcats.
• Recorded 20 or more points 10 times during the season.
• Scored 26 points on five three-pointers in NIT First Round win over Colorado.
• Recorded first career double-double with a career best 10 assists to go along with 17 points and seven rebounds in win over Mississippi State.

Sophomore (2015-16)
• Missed the season with a lower leg injury that sidelined him.

Freshman (2014-15)
• Impressed in first season at UCF, playing in and starting 26 games.
• Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team.
• Earned AAC Rookie of the Week honors three times and named to the league's Weekly Honor Roll once.
• Led UCF and all freshmen in the league with 12.8 points per game, which was 10th overall in the AAC.
• His 334 total points were the most for a UCF freshman since the 1995-96 season.
• Ranked 13th in the conference with a .708 free throw shooting percentage.
• Was also 15th in the AAC with a .349 three-point shooting percentage and 11th with 1.7 threes made per game.
• Led the Knights in scoring 10 times and scored in double figures 17 times.
• Had seven games of three three-pointers or more.
• Was second on the team with 2.5 assists per game and had four games of five assists or more.
• Led UCF with 22 points and five assists vs. East Carolina (3/12) at AAC Tournament.
• Hit the game-winner with less than two seconds left to lift UCF over Houston (2/15).
• Exploded for 33 points, scoring 11 of UCF's 12 points in the final overtime in a 103-100 triple overtime win over Tulane (1/14).
• His 33 points against the Green Wave were the most ever by a UCF freshman in the Knights' NCAA Division I era.
• Scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his collegiate debut vs. Stetson (11/16).
• Was the first true freshman to lead UCF in scoring in a season opener since 2000.

High School
• Played for Greg Shirley at Boone High School
• Named Florida Class 8A Player of the Year
• Was second in voting for the Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball Award
• One of 20 across the nation named to Parade All-America team
• Named FACA District 11 Player of the Year for Orange and Osceola Counties
• Was Player of the Year and a First Team selection for the Metro Conference
• Earned All-Area First Team honors from the Orlando Sentinel following senior season
• Led the state of Florida and set an Orange County public schools record with 34.5 points per game as a senior
• Also averaged 4.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.9 steals per game in 2013-14
• Named to the Orlando Sentinel All-Orange County Second Team and the All-Central Florida Second Team as a junior
• Led Boone to a 23-6 record averaging 18.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.0 steals in 2012-13
• Also earned All-Metro Conference First Team honors
• Broke the scoring record at the Metro vs. Florida Challenge, netting 59 points to top Austin Rivers' mark of 46 in 2010
• Also played football in high school

Personal
• Son of Pamela and Barry Taylor
• Born in Baton Rouge, La.
• One of biggest thrills was beating rival Edgewater at the buzzer in front of a packed crowd

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