10th in Big Ten in scoring per game in 2012-13 (13.7 ppg)
3rd in Big Ten in minutes per game in 2012-13 (35.5 ppg)
Big Ten's Leading reserve scorer in 2011-12 (8.9 ppg).
2009-10 America East Rookie of the Year
2012-13 (Senior) Dylan Talley was the offensive engine for the 2012-13 Huskers, as the senior led the Huskers in both scoring and assists. On the year, the 6-foot-5 guard ranked 10th in the Big Ten in scoring at 13.7 points per game while also dishing out 2.5 assists and grabbing 4.9 rebounds per outing. He paced the Huskers in scoring 14 times and reached double figures 25 times, including a team-high seven 20-point efforts. Talley, who moved to point guard midway through the Big Ten season, earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors, becoming the first Husker to do so since Nebraska joined the league in 2011-12.
Talley was at his best in Big Ten play, ranking seventh in scoring at 14.7 points per game while ranking among the conference leaders in free throw percentage (.800, seventh), minutes played (35.6, seventh) and 3-pointers per game (1.7, 15th). He closed the conference season with a flourish, averaging 17.1 ppg in the second half of Big Ten play, including a career-high 28 points against eighth-ranked Michigan State on Feb. 16. It was one of nine straight double-figure efforts to cap Big Ten action. Including the Big Ten Tournament, Talley closed the year by hitting his last 26 free throws dating back to Jan. 29.
At No. 17 Wisconsin on Feb. 26, Talley led NU in scoring (21), rebounds (eight) and assists for the first time in his career. He also had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists at Illinois. He showed a flair for the dramatic against Iowa on Feb. 23, scoring 16 of his 18 points against the Hawkeyes in the second half, capped by a game-winning 3-pointer with 9.2 seconds left. Talley's other 20-point effort in Big Ten play came in a win over Northwestern on Jan. 26, when he had 20 points and eight rebounds in the Huskers' 64-49 win.
One of the biggest changes for Talley came early in Big Ten play, when he moved to the point guard spot to give NU more offense after NU averaged just 44 points per game in its first three Big Ten contests. After scoring 12 points and dishing out five assists at second-ranked Michigan on Jan. 9, he made his first start at point guard at No. 22 Michigan State on Jan. 13, finishing with 17 points and team-high four assists. He helped NU to its first Big Ten win of the year at Penn State on Jan. 19, with a season-high six assists while adding eight points.
During non-conference action, he posted three 20-point efforts and reached double figures in 11 of 13 games. His best game came against Kent State on Nov. 24, when he led all scorers with a then-career best 27 points and six assists. He also had 22 points, five rebounds and four assists against Nebraska-Omaha and 21 points, including 6-of-9 shooting from 3-point range, and seven rebounds in an 89-75 win over Central Michigan in the semifinals of the Sun Bowl Invitational on Dec. 22.
2011-12 (Junior) Talley provided the Huskers with a scorer off the bench in his first season in the program. He was third on the team in scoring at 8.9 points per game while adding 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in just under 24 minutes of action. The 6-foot-5 guard was a solid shooter from long range, hitting 37 percent from 3-point range and led all Big Ten bench reserves in points per game. Talley reached double figures 11 times in 2011-12 despite making only one start and missing five games with a thigh injury. Talley enjoyed an impressive debut against South Dakota on Nov. 11 with 10 points and team highs in both rebounds (nine) and assists (five), beginning a stretch where he averaged 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists over his first five games. He had 15 points in 18 minutes against Rhode Island on Nov. 20 and came off the bench for 18 points, including four 3-pointers, along with four assists, four rebounds and three steals against Oregon on Nov. 23.
Talley had 12 points against South Dakota State on Nov. 26, but suffered a thigh bruise which would hamper him for the next six weeks. He had four points in his next two games before bouncing back against Florida Gulf Coast on Dec. 7 with 14 points, including four 3-pointers. He provided the winning margin in the 51-50 victory on a jumper with 10.6 seconds remaining. He played just eight minutes against TCU before missing the next five games with the injury.
Talley returned to action against Illinois on Jan. 7, and quickly regained his scoring form. He scored 10 of his 12 points against Penn State on Jan. 11 in the second half while grabbing five rebounds and collecting two steals. He reached double figures for the second time in Big Ten play against Indiana on Jan. 18, scoring eight of his 10 points in the final 5:19, as the Huskers erased an 11-point deficit. He also had five rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in the upset of the No. 11 Hoosiers. Talley continued his late-game heroics against Iowa on Jan. 26, scoring all nine of his points in the final 10:48, helping the Huskers overcome a seven-point deficit. Against Northwestern on Feb. 2, he totaled 13 points, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range, in 27 minutes for his highest-scoring outburst since Dec. 7. He topped NU in scoring for the first time in Big Ten action with 12 points and added three rebounds at Penn State on Feb. 11. Following the Penn State game, Talley averaged 5.0 points per game on 33 percent shooting over the next four games before breaking out at Minnesota on March 3. He hit 5-of-10 shots and matched his season high with four 3-pointers as part of a 16-point, five-assist effort against the Golden Gophers. He reached double figures for the second straight game against Purdue in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, adding 10 points in the loss to the Boilermakers.
Before Nebraska Talley was one of the top junior college players in the country, earning honorable-mention All-America honors at Blinn (Texas) College. Talley ranked sixth nationally and led Region XIV in scoring at 23.0 points per game on 49 percent shooting while also chipping in 5.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game for Coach Tra Arnold. The 6-foot-5 guard was a first-team all-region pick. He ranked among the region leaders in free throw percentage (77.6 percent), 3-point shooting percentage (40.0) and assists per game. The Buccaneers went 19-13 in 2010-11 and reached the second round of the Region XIV Tournament. Talley was rated as the No. 11 recruit nationally by the website JucoRecruiting.com, the highest of any Big Ten recruit in the class of 2011.
Talley spent his freshman year at Binghamton University, where he was named the America East Conference Rookie of the Year. He averaged 11.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game playing for former Temple great Mark Macon. A five-time America East Rookie of the Week, Talley led all conference freshmen by averaging 13.5 points per game in conference action. He finished the year 13th in the league in scoring and 14th in field goal percentage during the conference season. Talley reached double figures in 17 of 26 contests as a freshman, including a season-high 25-point effort at Maryland-Baltimore County.
He played high school ball at Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J., totaling over 2,000 points in his career. As a senior, he averaged 16.2 points, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game, as he shot 46 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range in helping LCA to a 17-9 record. As a junior, he led LCA to a 20-8 mark by averaging 16.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest.
Personal Dylan is the son of Louis Guess and Yvette Talley and the grandson of Conrad Talley. He chose Nebraska over a host of schools including LSU, Gonzaga, Colorado, Tennessee, USC and Seton Hall. Dylan, who was born on Dec. 28, 1989, graduated with a degree in sociology from UNL in August of 2013.
Career Highs Points 28, vs. Michigan State (2/16/13) Rebounds 9, two times (last, 1/18/12) Field Goals 10, vs. Kent State (11/24/12) Free Throws 8, vs. Michigan State (2/16/13) 3-point FG 6, vs. Central Michigan (12/22/12) Assists 6, at Penn State (1/19/13) Steals 4, vs. Purdue (1/16/13) Blocks 2, vs. Indiana (11/18/12) Minutes 40, at Illinois (3/2/13)
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