Taylor Drafted to Cleveland Charge

ORLANDO – BJ Taylor and Tacko Fall will be reunited in Cleveland. Former UCF Men's Basketball guard BJ Taylor was drafted by the Cleveland Charge in the NBA G-League draft on Saturday. With the Charge, Taylor will reunite with former UCF teammate Tacko Fall, who signed a two-way deal with the Cavaliers earlier in October.

Taylor was selected 16 overall by the Cleveland Charge in the draft.

Since his illustrious career with the Knights came to a close following the 2018-19 season, Taylor has played with a number of professional ball clubs. In 2019, Taylor signed an Exhibit 10 with the Los Angeles Clippers. Most recently, in August of 2021, the former UCF standout signed on to play in Germany with the VFL Sparkassen Stars.

Taylor ranks seventh all-time in UCF history with 1,618 career points scored. He averaged 15.9 points per game as a senior at UCF and earned first team all-conference and first team all-district honors. He led the Knights to their first at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament and their first tourney win, a first round triumph over VCU.

The Cleveland Charge will open up the 2021-22 season on Nov. 6 at home against the Motor City Cruise.

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