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Taylor King

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Huntington Beach, Cal.

High School:
Santa Ana Mater Dei

Last College:
Duke

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 230

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
05/30/1988

Experience:
1L

VILLANOVA

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.

SANTA ANA MATER DEI H.S.

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.

PERSONAL

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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