UCF Fastbreak - April 15

April 15, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - With the 2007-08 college basketball season now over, a pair of Knights concluded the year among the nation's statistical leaders. Mike O'Donnell (Largo, Fla./Largo) and Jermaine Taylor (Tavares, Fla./Tavares) are both listed in the NCAA's final statistical rankings.

Taylor averaged 20.8 points during his junior year, good for 23rd nationally. A Conference USA All-Second Team selection, Taylor was fourth in the league in scoring.

One of five seniors on the team this past year, O'Donnell is listed in three categories. The point guard ranked 73rd in assist-turnover ratio at 1.96. He was 89th in 3-point field goal percentage (37.1) and 92nd in 3-point field goals made per game.

Taylor also was 94th in 3-point field goal percentage, hitting at a 36.7 percent clip from deep.

Currently, Taylor will begin the 2008-09 campaign as the 12th-leading returning scorer in the nation. Nine of the players who averaged more points than the shooting guard this past year were seniors. Others, including Kansas State's Michael Beasley and Indiana's Eric Gordon have declared for the National Basketball Association Draft.

Taylor's scoring average was the highest recorded by a Knight since the 1997-98 campaign, when Mark Jones also averaged 20.8 points.

Last Thursday, the Knights participated in their final organized workout session of the spring.

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