Basketball Player, America
Born on December 8, 1986, Jermaine Taylor is a professional Basketball player. He started his career as a shooting guard for the basketball team of the University of Central Florida, just before being drafted as the 32nd overall pick in the 2009 NBA (National Basketball Association) draft, signed by the Washington Wizards. Soon after, he was traded to the Houston Rockets.
The basketball player had completed his education at Tavares High School in Tavares, Florida. Being a senior at Tavares High School, Taylor amassed an average of 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. Jermaine Taylor finished his 2nd senior year in Florida as Class 3A player of the year via voting. He was also named a member of the Florida Class 3A All-State First Team.
Taylor excelled with flying colors on the gridiron as a wide receiver for Tavares, gaining 481 yards and 8 touchdowns to his credit as a senior. Ironically, Jermaine Taylor had also turned down various offers from Florida and South Florida to play basketball instead. In addition to football and basketball, he finished second in Florida Class 2A Track and Field Championships in the triple Jump and High Jump. As for current times, Jeremie Taylor owns various High school records across all 3 formats, namely High Jump, Triple Jump, and Long Jump.
After completing his successful High School career, Jermaine Taylor had signed a national letter of intent with UCF. On his will, he had chosen the Knights over the other three feasible options such Alabama, Pittsburg, and Penn State.
The year 2005 was the time when Jermaine Taylor had an advent for his basketball career at the University of Central Florida during the first US conference. Taylor played around 15 games averaging 11 minutes and 4.3 points each. In a winning effort against an in-state opponent Bethune Cookman. His career-best came as a freshman during a home contest when he was able to score 16 points in 25 minutes of action in a 77-71 home loss.
Jermaine Taylor emerged as the second-highest scorer with 12.7 points in the UCF during the 16th US conference. As a 3-point shooter, Taylor’s prowess during his 2nd academic year at the Knights with around 63 (3 pointers) with approximately 41.4% average behind the arc. The basketball player had also scored 26 points twice during the 2nd year aiding UCF to notch up a record of 22-9 record and a 2-seed in the US-conference tournament. The first professional breakthrough of Jermaine Taylor’s professional basketball career came when he was selected to play for the junior season for Knights, where he was able to score 8 points in a UFC 63-60 win over the University of Nevada. At the inaugural game at the new UFC arena. Notably, Jermaine Taylor is also a member of the Epsilon Eta chapter of Iota Phi Theta fraternity.
On January 29, 2010, Jermaine was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. After scoring 32 and 30 points respectively with the Vipers, Jermaine Taylor was recalled by the Houston Rockets on February 19, 2010.
On December 15, 2010, the basketball player was traded to Sacramento Kings in exchange for a protected second-round pick. However, he was waived by the Kings at the end of the season. On March 15, 2013, Taylor was acquired by the Maine Red Claws, but due to a season-ending knee injury, he was waived after playing just 2 games for the team in a season.
On April 28, 2015, he was signed by Canterbury Rams for the rest of the NBL season. Later after his debut, he recorded 7 assists and 3 assists off the bench in a loss to Super City Rangers. Notably, in 11 games for Canterbury, he averaged 15.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. In October 2015, he was acquired by the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA Development League.
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|Born||December 8, 1986 (age 35) Tavares, Florida|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Tavares (Tavares, Florida)|
|NBA Draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall Selected by the Washington Wizards|
|Career highlights and awards
|AP honorable mention All-American (2009)|
|Conference USA Player of the Year (2009)|
|First-team All-Conference USA (2009)|
|Second-team All-C-USA (2008)|
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