June 21, 2010
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova forward Taylor King (Huntington Beach, Cal./Santa Ana Mater Dei H.S.) has voluntarily withdrawn from the men's basketball team. He plans to remain at Villanova to focus his efforts on completing his degree requirements.
King transferred to Villanova in the summer of 2008 after one year at Duke University. The former McDonald's All-American sat out the 2008-09 campaign as a transfer student and then appeared in 32 games for the Wildcats in 2009-10, averaging 7.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 19.0 minutes per game. He recorded a season-high 20 points and nine rebounds in Villanova's 97-89 victory over Saint Joseph's on Dec. 9.