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Overview:A three-year starter who is a proven winner and shows leadership at both guard positions... KU's leading returner in assists each of the last two seasons... KU's third leading scorer from 2010-11 at 9.3 ppg... Led USA Basketball U19 team to gold in summer 2009... Has outstanding quickness on the offensive and defensive ends... Changed his jersey number to No. 10 from No. 15 prior to the 2009-10 season.
Senior Season (2011-12): Taylor was a four-year starter at Kansas amassing a 127-21 record with four Big 12 regular-season titles, two Big 12 tourney championships, two NCAA Elite Eights and one Final Four. A Bob Cousy Award finalist as a junior and senior, Taylor was a two-time Big 12 Player of the Week in 2011-12 where he averaged 16.6 points and a team-best 4.8 assists per game. Taylor, who was named to numerous 2012 All-America teams as either a third team or an honorable mention selection, had 13 games of 20 or more points scored his senior season. He started all but one game during his senior campaign and averaged a team-high 33.4 minutes per game. Taylor fared well against the eight ranked foes Kansas faced during the regular season in 2011-12 averaging 19.1 points, 4.9 assists and shooting 48.0 from the field, 50.0 percent from three-point range. He finished fifth in the Big 12 in scoring, sixth in assists, seventh in steals and ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio.
Junior Season (2010-11): Started all but seven games for the Jayhawks... Averaged 9.3 points per game, ranking third highest on the team... Led the team in assists with 164... Ranked fourth in the Big 12 in assists, notching 4.6 per game... Selected as one of 20 Bob Cousy Award finalists... Averaged 12.7 points per game over Kansas' last six contests... Ranked third on the team in free throw shooting, hitting 71.9 percent of his attempts... Dished out three or more assists in 30 of the 36 games he appeared in... Shot a career best 38 percent from three-point range, going 19-of-50 from behind the arc... Scored a season-high 20 points in the Big 12 Championship game against Texas (3/12), also dishing out five assists and collecting four rebounds... Shot 50 percent or better from the field in 26 games, including six games in postseason play... Recorded his season's only double-double with a 17 point-10 assist outing against Longwood (11/12)... His 1.69 assist-to-turnover ratio ranked eighth in the Big 12... Collected a career-high six rebounds in a win at Michigan (1/9).
Sophomore Season (2009-10): Started 25 of 36 games, including the last 10 contests... Averaged 7.2 points per game, which ranked fifth best on the team... Second on the team with 121 assists... Ranked 12th in the Big 12 with 3.4 assists per game... Had 12 games with five-plus assists... Ranked 10th in the Big 12 in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.9 (121 assists, 61 turnovers)... Shot 50 percent or better in 16 games, including 10 times in Big 12 play... Scored in double figures 10 times, with seven in conference action... His 19 three-pointers tied for fourth most on the team... Had multiple three-pointers three times... Stepped up his play in conference action averaging 8.1 ppg... Was third on the team with a 71.6 free throw percentage... Had 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting with six assists against Colorado (2/20)... Scored 12 points, including going 8-for-9 from the free throw line in the overtime victory at Kansas State... Was 6-for-8 from the field with 13 points against California (12/22)... Scored a season-high 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting against Tennessee Tech (11/27).
International Competition: Led the USA Basketball U19 team to the gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Championship in New Auckland, New Zealand, in summer 2009... The gold medal was the first for the U19 USA Basketball team since 1991... Named to the FIBA U19 World Championship five-man All-Star Team... Led the team with a 10.8 scoring average and 35 assists... Tied for the team high with 14 steals... Missed one of the nine games played due to the flu... Had 18 points, six assists and five steals in the 88-80 win against Greece in the gold medal game.
Freshman Season (2008-09): Started all but two games... KU's third-leading scorer at 9.7 ppg... Ranked second among Big 12 freshmen in scoring (9.7 ppg), assists (3.0 apg) and steals (1.1 spg)... Named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team by the conference coaches and the Big 12 All-Freshman team by the media... Was a four-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week, the most ever for a Jayhawk... Reached double figures in scoring in 18 games... Had three 20-point efforts... Was second on the team with 104 assists... Scored a career-high 26 points on 8-of-13 shooting in win at No. 3 Oklahoma (2/23)... Pulled down a career-high six rebounds at Iowa State (1/24)... Made a career-high nine free throws against Kansas State (1/13), scoring 20 points... Had 12 points against Tennessee (1/3)... Led KU in assists with eight against Temple (12/20) to go along with 11 points and four steals... Had first career double-double with 10 points and 11 assists against Jackson State (12/6)... Netted 23 points against New Mexico State (12/3)... Had 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting against Syracuse (11/25) in the CBE Classic championship game.
High School: Guided Saint Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J., to a 32-0 record and the USA Today's mythical national championship in 2008... Coached by legend Bob Hurley, Sr... Averaged 10 points and five assists in his senior season... Was the Hudson County Player of the Year in 2008... Saint Anthony also won the 2008 Tournament of Champions.
Off The Court: Full name is Tyshawn Jamar Taylor... Born in Hoboken, N.J... Major is American studies... Mother is Jeanell Taylor... Has two younger sisters, Taquana and Ghariana... Was a member of the honor roll every year in high school... Featured in the movie "The Street Stops Here" about Saint Anthony High School coach Bob Hurley, Sr., in 2007-08... Would like to own his own business someday.
Career Honors: 2011-12: AP Third Team All-American... Midwest Region All-Tournament Team... Bob Cousy Award Finalist... NABC All-District 8 First Team... CBSSports.com Third Team All-American... Sporting News All-American Third Team... USBWA All-District VI... Dick Vitale's All-Solid Gold Third Team... ESPN.com All-American Third Team... All-Big 12 First Team (Big 12, AP)... Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (3/4)... Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (1/16)... Bob Cousy Award Candidate... Athlon Preseason All-American Honorable Mention... All-Big 12 Second Team... Lindy's Preseason All-Big 12 First Team, No. 10 Point Guard. 2010-11: Big Cousy Award Finalist (one of 20)... Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. 2008-09: Big 12 All-Rookie Team... Big 12 All-Freshmen Team (media)... CBSSportsline.com Freshman All-America Third Team... Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (March 2)... Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Jan. 19) ... Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Dec. 5) ... Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Dec. 22).