Tyshawn Taylor life and biography

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Tyshawn Taylor biography

Date of birth : 1991-04-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-15
Credited as : Basketball player, guard for the Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA national championship

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Tyshawn Taylor is a 6'3" American basketball player who currently plays for University of Kansas in the Big 12 of the NCAA.

A two-year starter who is a proven winner and shows leadership at both guard positions... KU's leading returner in assists from last season... KU's second leading returning scorer from 2009-10 at 7.2 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.

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.

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.

Personal:
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:
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).


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