UCF Fastbreak - May 14

May 14, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Led by guard Jermaine Taylor (Tavares, Fla.), the Knights made their mark in the national statistical rankings in 2008-09. An All-America selection, Taylor finished his senior campaign in the top-100 nationally in three categories, most notably scoring, where he ranked third at 26.2 points per game.

The Conference USA Player of the Year was also 28th in 3-pointers made per game (3.0) and 55th in 3-point field goal percentage (37.6).

As a team, the Knights were 23rd in the country in free-throw percentage, shooting at a 74.7 percent clip at the charity stripe. The squad was 41st in assists, recording 15.4 a contest. In assist-turnover ratio, UCF ranked 81st at 1.07.

UCF's prominence in the two assist categories had much to do with guards A.J. Rompza (Chicago, Ill.) and Taylor Young (Orlando, Fla.). A C-USA All-Freshman Team pick, Rompza averaged 5.2 assists, good for 32nd in the nation. His assist-turnover ratio (2.38) ranked 23rd.

At one point during the campaign, Young led the country in the category. He finished the year ranked 12th at 2.72.

For the latest news on the Knights, log on to UCFAthletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. The site, which also contains ticket and Golden Knights Club donor information, is also the home of UCF's new online apparel store. Also visit UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.

Notes: UCF head coach Kirk Speraw is experiencing a busy week. Speraw spent Monday-Wednesday at the C-USA meetings in Destin, Fla. He then returned to Orlando, but not for long. A stop on the UCF Knights Tour is set for Atlanta on Friday, so Speraw is scheduled to head to Georgia that morning.