Skyhawk Men's Basketball | Khristian Taylor - 2

HometownAkron, Ohio
Height/Weight6-2 - 175 lbs.

2012-13: Saw action in 22 contests, with six starts…Best career game came in first start of the season at Lipscomb on Dec. 8, setting career-bests in points (14), rebounds (six) and minutes played (32)…Had seven games of multiple assists, including a 10-assist effort (against just three turnovers) against Kennesaw State on Dec. 1…Became the first Skyhawk to hand out double-digit assists in a single game since 2009...Accounted for the assist on the game-winning basket with two seconds left against Kennesaw State…Had two steals against Fontbonne on Nov. 14 and at Belmont on Jan. 12…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2011-12: Saw time in 15 games, earning a pair of starts in back-to-back games at Middle Tennessee (Dec. 10) and against Bethel (Dec. 13)…Averaged 1.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per game while shooting 46 percent from the floor (10-for-22) for the season…Best game came at Lipscomb on Dec. 6 when he tallied career-highs in points (seven) and rebounds (four) in 19 minutes played...Set career-highs in minutes (28) and assists (three) at Middle Tennessee on Dec. 10…Hit the game-winning free throw with 2.9 seconds left in overtime in the team’s victory at Kennesaw State on Feb. 14…Also swiped a career-high three steals in the Kennesaw State win.

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, the alma mater of three-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James of the Miami Heat...This past season, the Fighting Irish won their 10th regional title and sixth state championship - which is the second-most for one program in Ohio history...Playing under head coach Dru Joyce, Taylor was one of Ohio's McDonald's All-American nominees his senior season...SVSM produced a 74-28 record and two state titles in Taylor's four seasons, including winning 13 of the last 14 games in 2011, culminating with a 57-46 victory over Dayton Thurgood Marshall in the state title game at Value City Arena on the campus of Ohio projects Taylor as the 30th best collegiate prospect (and 10th best point guard) in Ohio, as he is a 75 on ESPN's scale of 100...Showed a knack for stepping up in big games, scoring 16 points in his first career start as a junior - a 68-59 overtime win over previously undefeated Buchtel in a Division-II district final.

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 18, 1992...Son of Ken and Traci Taylor...Has three younger siblings, Kourtni, Korrin and Kameron...Majoring in health and human performance.


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