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Taylor King

Player Profile

Huntington Beach, Cal.

High School:
Santa Ana Mater Dei

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 230





Made his Villanova debut in 2009-10 and finished as the team's second leading rebounder ... Blessed with a soft touch and deep range.

2009-10 Season: Averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in 32 appearances on the campaign ... Averaged 19.0 minutes per contest and was a .364 from outside the 3-point arc.

2009-10 Big East Regular Season: Averaged 4.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 17 appearances ... Delivered six points and eight rebounds in a 95-77 defeat at Syracuse on Feb. 27 ... Added five points and six rebounds in VU's 70-65 loss at Pitt on Feb. 22 ... Pulled down eight rebounds in an 82-75 win at West Virginia on Feb. 8 ... Chipped in with eight points and four rebounds in VU's 90-72 win over Notre Dame on Feb. 2 ... His six rebounds in 18 minutes helped VU down St. John's 81-71 on Jan. 23 ... Bounced back from a nasty collision in the previous game to score 12 points and collect seven rebounds in a 92-84 win at Louisville on Jan. 11 ... Contributed six points and six rebounds in 17 minutes before a collision with Marquette's Lazar Hayward forced him from the game with 2:10 left in regulation on Jan. 9.

2009-10 Postseason: Scored 10 points in Villanova's 73-70 overtime victory over Robert Morris in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

2009-10 Highlights: Came up with his first career double-double in a 97-63 win over Delaware on Dec. 23, scoring 19 points and adding 12 rebounds in the win ... Notched a season-high 20 points, inclduing a crucial 3-point goal with 1:34 left, to help VU hold off Saint Joseph's 97-89 on Dec. 9 ... Came up with 13 points and six rebounds in a 95-86 win over Maryland on Dec. 6 ... Provided 16 points and five rebounds in 23 minutes of VU's 77-58 win over Drexel on Dec. 2 ... His four steals against La Salle on Nov. 28 were a career high in that category ... Contributed a career-high 11 rebounds to go with nine points in a 79-67 win over Ole Miss in San Juan on Nov. 22 ... Came through with 14 points and nine rebounds in a career best 31 minutes to help lift VU past Dayton 71-65 at the O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off ... Gave the Wildcats a huge lift off the bench agianst Penn, scoring 14 points and collecting seven rebounds in a 103-65 triumph ... Made his first appearance in the Wildcats lineup a solid one with nine points nad seven rebounds in 20 minutes of VU's 84-61 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 13.

2007-08: Averaged 5.5 ppg for the Blue Devils while appearing in 34 games ... Matched a Duke freshman record with six 3-point field goals en route to 27 points in a Nov. 25 victory over Eastern Kentucky ... The 27 points were second most in the ACC in 2007-08 scored by a reserve ... Made his collegiate debut with a team high 20 points against N.C. Central on Nov. 9 ... Became just the fourth player in Duke history to score 20 or more points in his debut ... Connected on 7-of-12 field goal attempts for a game-high 18 points against Michigan on Dec. 8 ... Fared well in his only Philadelphia appearance, scoring 15 points in 12 minutes at the Wachovia Center against Temple on Jan. 9 ... By doing so he became the first player in Duke history to lead the team in scoring despite playing the fewest minutes in a game ... Recorded six double-digit scoring games.


His 3,214 points are fourth most in California Prep history ... Also grabbed 1,224 rebounds ... Named California's "Mr. Basketball", second team Parade All-American and McDonald's All-American in 2007 ... Averaged 26.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per game as a senior.


Born May 30, 1988 in Fountain Valley, Cal. ... Son of Meg and Steve King ... Has three older sisters, Lindsay, Natalie and Jacquelyn.

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