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Evan Taylor
Player Profile:
Evan Taylor 2844644
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 206
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Paul VI (Va.) Catholic High School
Other College: Odessa College/Samford
Major: Sociology
Experience: Junior College

Honors

  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)

2016-17 (Junior)
Evan Taylor became a valuable member of the Huskers’ rotation in his first season at Nebraska, averaging 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. Taylor played in all 31 games and started NU’s final 21 contests, providing length and athleticism in the backcourt and on the wing
• Reached double figures six times, all coming against Big Ten opponents.
• Finished his first season as a Husker with his best offensive effort, scoring a season-high 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including pair of 3-pointers in the Big Ten Tournament opener against Penn State
• Had nine points and three rebounds in 25 minutes at Illinois
• Reached double figures for the fifth time in Big Ten play with 10 points, three assists and three rebounds vs Michigan State
• Finished with eight points, four rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes vs. Penn State
• Finished with seven points and four rebounds at Iowa
• Chipped in 10 points and led Nebraska in both rebounds (six) and steals (four) at Rutgers
• Totaled double figures for the third straight game with 11 points while matching his career high with eight rebounds against Ohio State
• Finished in double figures with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals at Michigan
• Reached double figures for the first time at Nebraska in the loss to Northwestern with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and team highs in assists (4) and steals (3)
• Finished with six points, five rebounds and three assists in 42 minutes vs. Iowa
• Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds and added four points in the win at Maryland
• Had eight points and also added four steals and two assists vs. Southern
• Made his first career start against Gardner-Webb, finishing with four points in 11 minutes as he battled foul trouble
• Played well in extended minutes at Kansas, scoring a then-season-high eight points and adding two assists
• Provided a spark against Dayton with six rebounds and three assists in 16 minutes
• Came off the bench and had five points and a rebound against Sacramento State

Before Nebraska
Taylor brings experiences to a youthful Husker roster, having spent two years in the collegiate ranks. Taylor spent the 2015-16 season at Odessa (Texas) College, helping the school make its first NJCAA National Tournament appearance since 2001. Taylor started 31 games for Coach Tra Arnold, averaging 7.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in just 17 minutes per contest, as Odessa College finished with a 27-6 mark. He reached double figures 12 times, including a season-high 17 points against New Mexico JC. He had 12 points, five assists and a pair of rebounds in a 92-86 loss to Salt Lake CC in the second round of the NJCAA Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. Odessa College enjoyed a balanced roster en route to winning conference and regional titles in 2016, as they featured four players averaging double figures and nine players averaging at least six points per game.

Taylor began his collegiate career at Samford University, playing in 31 contests for the Bulldogs and Coach Scott Padgett. He was selected to the 2015 SoCon All-Freshman Team, as he averaged 6.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game while averaging 1.1 steals per contest. He shot 34 percent from 3-point range during his freshman campaign. Taylor made 15 starts and reached double figures seven times, highlighted by a 21-point effort, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, against Tennessee-Chattanooga, a game in which he also grabbed a season-high seven rebounds.

He attended Paul VI (Va.) Catholic High School, leading the school to a 31-6 record and a VISAA D1 State championship in 2014. He averaged 8.5 points per game as the only senior on the team. He helped Paul VI HS to its second Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title in three years, including a 19-point win over DeMatha High School in the championship game. It marked the school’s only two conference titles since the school was formed. He also helped Paul VI to a runner-up finish at the 2013 City of Palms Classic, considered one of the best high school basketball tournaments in the country. Taylor played his AAU ball with Team Takeover and Coach Morello Vest.

Personal
Evan is the son of Kyle Taylor and Linda Jones and was born on April 11, 1996 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent most of his youth in Ohio before moving to Florida at age 13 and eventually transferring to Paul VI Catholic High School in high school. He has two sisters, Brittnei and Aubri. Taylor is majoring in sociology at Nebraska. Evan’s father, Kyle, helped Xavier to an appearance in the 1987 NCAA Tournament.

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2014-15*  31-15  693  22.4  74  190  .389  14  41  .341  36  58  .621  23  80  103  3.3  57  37  47  33  198  6.4 
2016-17   31-21  755  24.4  64  155  .413  25  .240  27  37  .730  17  72  89  2.9  54  37  37  28  161  5.2 
TOTAL  31-21  755  24.4  64  155  .413  25  .240  27  37  .730  17  72  89  2.9  54  37  37  28  161  5.2 
TOTAL  62-36  1448  23.4  138  345  .400  20  66  .303  63  95  .663  40  152  192  3.1  111  74  84  10  61  359  5.8 

* Statistics from prior team/school

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