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  Therin Taylor

Therin Taylor

Player Profile


Richmond, Calif.

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Height / Weight:
6-6 / 185




Recreation, Tourism & Management

2009-10 Season (Senior)
A starter in eleven games including the last four games ... Scored a season-high ten points against Drake (2/20/10) ... Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Drexel (1/18/09) and Cal State Fullerton (2/13/10).

2008-09 Season (Junior)
Enjoyed his best game of the season against Cal State Bakersfield (2/5/09) with career-highs in points (13) and field goals (6) ... Grabbed a career-high in rebounds (7) against UC Davis (1/5/09) ... Scored nine points (4-for-8 from the floor) along with three rebounds, two steals and a block in 17 mnutes of play against Cal Poly (2/11/09) ... Made his first collegiate start and played 12 minutes at Drexel (12/1/08).

2007-08 Season (Sophomore)
Provided an emotional lift in the first half at Utah Valley State (12/28/07) with five points, three rebounds and a steal in six minutes of play ... Scored a season-high six points vs Pacific (1/12/08).

Merritt College
Led Merritt College (Oakland, Ca) in scoring (16.0 ppg), rebounds (6.0 rpg), assists (3.0 apg), steals (2.0 spg), field goal percentage (51 percent) and three-point field goal percentage (50 percent) ... For his efforts, was named to the Bay Valley All-Conference team.

Kennedy High School
Prepped at Kennedy High School in Richmond, Calif. ... During his senior season, averaged 23 points, ten rebounds and four steals per game ... In leading the league in scoring, Taylor gained all-league, All-Nor Cal, All-Metro and All-State accolades.

Matador Memo
Born April 15, 1987 in Oakland, Calif. ... Parents are Sylvia and Frank Taylor ... Therin says his parents are his heroes ... Has one brother (Toussaint, 23) and one sister (Tisha) ... Favorite foods includes his mom's macaroni and cheese, and chicken ... Doesn't like hot and spicy food ... One of his best friends includes Wendell McKines, a player at New Mexico State ... According to Therin, one of the best things about being a student-athlete are the fans and the respect you get from people ... One of his pre-game rituals is to listen to Hip Hop music ... His favorite website is ... The best advice he was ever given was "don't be like everybody else, be yourself" ... His advice to young people is to have fun while you are young ... Therin says that if he could change one thing about the world today, he would make sure everyone had an equal opportunity ... Recreation, Tourism and Management major.