Jordan Taylor NBA Draft Profile

Jordan Taylor

Jordan Taylor, Senior, Point Guard, Wisconsin


Jordan Taylor has done things the Wisconsin way. He started off his collegiate career anonymous enough, coming in off of the bench and dishing out a few assists. The following season Taylor was a part-time starter and that was mostly because a spot opened up after Jon Leuer went down with an injury. Starting or not, Taylor emerged as a superb scorer and an even better ball handler. He averaged a smooth 10.0 points per game and dished out 3.6 assists while only committing 1.2 turnovers per contest.

By the time he was an upperclassman during the 2010-2011 campaign Taylor was the obvious leader of this team. Amazingly he still turned the ball over a mere 1.2 times per contest, but increased his assist number to a hefty 4.7. Taylor was also asked to do more scoring and he obliged, averaging 18.1 points per game.

Final Projection:

What makes Taylor so dangerous is his ability to hit the long ball. The 6-1, 195 pound Bloomington, Minnesota product is not just a quick point guard who can get to the basket and either finish or find his teammates. As a junior he connected on 42.9 percent of his 5.1 three-point attempts per contest. That was a major improvement over his sophomore season and his ability to keep the opposing defense more than honest with his shooting range makes him impossible to guard. Taylor is not a bad defender either and, like most Badger guards, he has plenty of experience hitting the glass. During his junior campaign he ranked third on the team with 4.1 rebounds per game and in the NBA he can hit the glass effectively if he needs to.

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