Kenny Taylor (2004-05)
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Two-year letterwinner ... sharp-shooting guard who developed into a solid all-around player during his time at Texas ... member of two NCAA Tournament teams, including the "Sweet 16" squad in 2004 ... finished his two-year career at UT ranked 10th in career three-point percentage (.359, 120-of-334) ... came to Texas prior to his junior season after spending two years at Baylor University.
As a Senior in 2004-05
Played in all 31 games ... started the first 20 games of the year at shooting guard before coming off the bench in 10 of the last 11 contests ... fifth on the team in scoring (10.6 ppg) and fourth in minutes played (28.6 mpg) ... second on the team in three-pointers made (61) and fifth in three-point percentage (.361) ... also second on the squad in assists (81) and steals (31) ... converted 45.5 percent (15-of-33) from beyond the arc during the first five games of the season ... scored 12 points (3-of-6 threes) with four rebounds and three assists against Chaminade (Nov. 22) in the opening round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational ... followed with 15 points against Iowa (Nov. 23) and 16 points (4-of-8 threes) along with five assists and four rebounds in the win over Tennessee (Nov. 24) ... averaged 14.3 points (10-of-22 threes) and 3.7 rebounds per game during the three contests in Maui ... posted 14 points (4-of-8 threes) against Coppin State (Nov. 29) ... scored 14 points (5-of-7 FG) with four assists and three steals against North Texas (Dec. 7) ... recorded 13 points (3-of-6 threes) with five assists at No. 6 Wake Forest (Dec. 18) ... followed with a career-high 23 points (10-of-13 FG), four assists and four steals against Centenary (Dec. 22) ... grabbed seven rebounds and scored 13 points against UT-San Antonio (Dec. 29) ... scored 10 points along with three boards and three assists in 22 minutes against UNLV (Jan. 2) ... grabbed a career-best eight rebounds to go along with seven points against Memphis (Jan. 6) ... set another career high with seven assists in the Big 12 opener against Baylor (Jan. 9) ... scored 11 points and pulled down six boards at Texas A&M (Jan. 12) ... followed with nine points and seven rebounds at Nebraska (Jan. 15) ... posted 15 points (5-of-10 threes), four boards and four assists at Colorado (Feb. 8) ... dished out six assists and grabbed eight rebounds against Kansas State (Feb. 12) ... scored 15 points (6-of-12 FG) and pulled down five rebounds in the home win over Texas A&M (Feb. 16) ... followed with 14 points and tied his career high with seven assists at Baylor (Feb. 19) ... scored a team-high 20 points (4-of-6 threes) and grabbed four rebounds against Missouri (Feb. 26) ... tallied 11 points (4-of-8 FG) and six boards in the upset at No. 8 Oklahoma State (March 5) ... posted 14 points (4-of-11 threes) in the Big 12 tourney loss to Colorado (March 10) ... tied the UT single-game records for most three-pointers made and attempted (4-of-11) in a Big 12 Tournament contest ... had 12 points (5-of-10 FG, 2-of-3 threes) in 29 minutes off the bench during the NCAA First Round contest against Nevada (March 17).
As a Junior in 2003-04
Played in all 33 games, making two starts (New Orleans and Duke) ... ranked fifth on the team in scoring (7.3 ppg) and minutes (19.0 mpg) ... also fifth on the team in assists (41) and fourth in steals (25) ... fifth on the team in double-figure scoring games (10) ... made a team-best 59 three-pointers this season (1.79 per game) ... led the team in scoring on three occasions ... converted at least four 3-pointers during a game on seven occasions during the season ... opened the year with 12 points (4-of-10 threes) against Brown (Nov. 17) ... had consecutive double-digit scoring nights with 13 points against Wofford (Dec. 4) and 12 points against No. 9 Arizona (Dec. 9), converting 7-of-14 threes during those two contests ... had back-to-back 19-point outings against George Washington (Dec. 29) and UT-Arlington (Jan. 28), converting 14-of-28 field goals (.500) and 10-of-23 (.435) three-pointers during the two games ... tallied 13 points (4-of-8 threes) in the home win against Nebraska (Jan. 17) ... in his return to Baylor (Feb. 10), he posted a team-high 18 points while hitting 6-of-12 threes ... registered 18 points (4-of-9 threes, 4-of-4 FT) against Texas A&M (Feb. 18) ... had 11 points (3-of-5 threes) against Texas Tech (Feb. 28) ... posted a team-high 11 points at Kansas State (March 6).
As a Sophomore at Baylor in 2002-03
Starter at shooting guard for the final 27 games of the season ... named to the Big 12 All-Improved team ... led the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game (3.1 pg) ... had the second-biggest scoring increase among Big 12 players (+7.9 ppg) ... third on the team in scoring (11.8 ppg) and second in three-point field goal percentage (.390, 87-of-223) ... third on the team in steals (40) and fourth in assists (43) and minutes (26.7 mpg) ... posted five 20-point performances ... posted a career-high 23 points (7-of-10 threes) in 19 minutes during a home win against North Texas (Dec. 30) ... equaled his career high with 23 points while hitting 7-of-15 threes in 33 minutes at Missouri (Jan. 11).
As a Freshman at Baylor in 2001-02
Played in 21 of Baylorís 30 games (14-16 record) ... averaged 3.9 points in 7.2 minutes per game while converting 39.1% of his three-point attempts (18-of-46) ... posted a season-high 21 points in 20 minutes during his collegiate debut against Hardin-Simmons ... had 18 points in a victory against Puerto Rico-Mayaguez at the San Juan Shootout (Dec. 20).
Sugar Land Willowridge High School in Houston, Texas (head coach Ronnie Courtney) ... tabbed as the No. 12 prospect in the state of Texas by Mike Kunstadtís Texas Hoops following his senior season ... three-time first-team all-district choice ... averaged 14 points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists while helping Willowridge to a 39-0 record, the Class 5A state title and a final national ranking of No. 2 in his senior campaign ... converted 47% of his three-point attempts as a senior ... named to the All-Greater Houston team by the Houston Chronicle following his senior year ... earned MVP honors at the prestigious Slam Dunk to the Beach AAU tournament in Delaware during the summer prior to his senior campaign ... averaged 12.5 points and 2.3 assists per game while helping Willowridge to a 36-1 record and the Class 5A state title as a junior ... ended his high school career on a 62-game winning streak ... high school teammate of former Texas guard T.J. Ford.
Full name is Kenny Bernard Taylor ... son of Denise Armelin ... born Dec. 6, 1982 in Missouri City, Texas ... majoring in kinesiology.