Mike Taylor (basketball)

Mike Taylor (basketball)
Mike Taylor
Position Point Guard
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Team Tezenis Verona
Born January 21, 1986 (1986-01-21) (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
College Iowa State
Draft 55th overall, 2008
Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 2004–present
Career history Chipola College
Idaho Stampede
Los Angeles Clippers
Red Star Belgrade
Iowa Energy

Michael Rene "Mike" Taylor (born January 21, 1986) is an American professional basketball player.


College basketball

Collegiately, Taylor played three seasons for Chipola College (NJCAA-FCCAA, 2004-05 to 2005-06) and Iowa State University (2006–07), leading the latter team in scoring with 16.0 points per game. However, he was dismissed from the team in July 2007 after a series of brushes with the law.[1]

Pro career


During 2007–08, he played for the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League, averaging 14.5 points per game in 39 games.[2] Taylor was drafted 55th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, becoming the first player in NBA history to be drafted out of the D-League. Portland acquired the 55th pick, used to select Taylor, from the Phoenix Suns trade via the Indiana Pacers. However, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers on draft night in exchange for a future second-round draft pick, and signed with the team on July 15.[3] Taylor also has outstanding jumping ability, and at 6'1, his dunks, pre-game or in game, made him a fan favorite.[citation needed] On March 25, 2009 he scored a NBA career high 35 points at Madison Square Garden versus the Knicks. The Los Angeles Clippers waived Taylor on July 31, 2009.


Taylor signed a contract until the end of the 2009/2010 season with Serbian Red Star Belgrade on November 20, 2009.[4] He was brought to serve as a replacement for Maurice Bailey, who was released.

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2008–09 L.A. Clippers 51 5 15.1 .412 .325 .691 1.7 2.1 .7 .0 5.7
Career 51 5 15.1 .412 .325 .691 1.7 2.1 .7 .0 5.7


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