Hometown: Hoboken, NJ 

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 185

Position: Point Guard

Team: Kansas

Class: Senior
#10 Tyshawn Taylor | G

Right-handed... Taylor's game is built around his speed and quickness. He can jet up the court in seconds and does great job keeping his head up, finding streaking wings or bigs in transition. He has the quickness to drive the lane, most commonly by way of baseline drives and the size to finish over guards with a soft touch and pull-up in the paint... With his ball-handling abilities and change of pace ball moves, he has the burst and next level gear most players lack- he can go from quick to quicker... Taylor is a solid NBA prospect by the looks of him and his measurable with his quickness, explosive leaping abilities and very good athleticism, but his production as a senior does not reflect his abilities to take over a game... The strongest point of his game at this point is his much-improved perimeter jump shot. He has shown an increase in range to 22-23 feet out and a quick trigger- which sometimes hurts him as he will settle... Defensively, Taylor has decent length and his quick hands and feet cause problems as he harasses opposing ball handlers. There should be more of a constant effort on this end of the floor where Taylor could be much more effective than he currently is.

As a senior, Taylor's game has regressed from previous years where he played off-the-ball or shared point guard duties with Sherron Collins, Brady Morningstar and Josh Selby. He has shown a decreased ability to make the right decisions, especially when getting out in transition, something both Taylor's and Kansas' offense keyed on in years past. Taylor routinely forces perimeter jumpers, drives too deep into the lane, or throws soft passes, which are picked off. Simply put, he lacks the ability to read the defense on a consistent basis and if he cannot do this while leading a Jayhawks team at the college level, can he really do it against bigger, stronger, quicker, more athletic NBA players?...Taylor's inability to read and react to the defense results in charging into the defense for a turnover or throwing up a shot. He plays much quicker than he should with his quickness that results in plenty of missed opportunities at the rim... To add to this, he has had several run-ins off the court resulting in disciplinary issues and suspensions.
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