A First-team All-Big 12 during his college career at Kansas, Tyshawn Taylor went from a second round pick (41st overall) in 2012 to spending two seasons in the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets. A quick point guard, Taylor saw action in the NBA Development League and averaged 16.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game (33 games) before moving on to and play internationally in Puerto Rico, Russia and the Turkish Basketball League.
(2012-2014) Brooklyn Nets, (2012-2014) Springfield Armor (NBA Development League), (2014) Maine Red Claws (NBA Development League), (2014) Atleticos de San German (Puerto Rico), (2014-2015) Dynamo Moscow (Russia), (2015) Indios de Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS
- Third-team All-American – AP, TSN (2012)
- First-team All-Big 12 (2012)
- Big 12 All-Rookie Team (2009)
POST NBA CAREER
Still an active player overseas in Puerto Rico, Russia and the Turkish Basketball League.
- TyShawn Taylor attended St. Anthony High School in New Jersey where he played under renowned high school coach Bob Hurley.
- Appeared in the 2009 film The Street Stops Here, a documentary about Hurley and St. Anthony.
- Helped lead Kansas to the 2012 national championship game before losing to Kentucky.
- Led the USA Basketball U19 team to the gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Championship in New Auckland, New Zealand, in summer 2009.