Taylor Named To NEAC Second Team All-Conference Squad

Taylor Named To NEAC Second Team All-Conference Squad

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Junior E.J. Taylor (Tampa Bay, Fla.) of the Wells College men's basketball team has been selected to the North Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Second Team All-Conference squad, the conference office announced late Monday afternoon.

Taylor earns placement on an All-Conference squad for the first time in his career and is the sixth different player in Wells men's basketball history to make an All-Conference team.

This season, Taylor was the only member of the Express to earn starts in all 25 games. He went on to average a team-best 16.3 points per game, ranking him third in the NEAC in scoring. Additionally, Taylor's 64 three-point baskets this season set a single-season record. Taylor also forced home 91-of-115 free throws, shooting 79.1% from the charity stripe. His 43 steals also were tops amongst all Express players while his 105 total rebounds ranked him third on the team.

In 2012-13, Taylor recorded double-digit points in 20 of his 25 games, ending his season with a 10 game streak of at least 14 points scored. He has also poured in at least one three-point basket in 19 straight games and has scored at least one three-point basket in all but two of his 45 career games. Nationally, Taylor ranks 67th overall in both three-point field goals per game (2.56) and three-point field goal percentage (34.6%). He also ranks second in the NEAC in both of the aforementioned categories.

On Jan. 16 of this year, Taylor's 36 points in one game against Keuka College ranks him second all-time in program history. In the contest, Taylor hammered home a program-record nine three-point baskets, shattering the previous record of six made by Rionn Pradia (2x, at Cazenovia, 2/17/10; at SUNYIT, 2/6/10) and Greg Jones (at Cazenovia, 2/17/10). On two occasions this season, Taylor was perfect from the charity stripe – he buried all six attempts at Brockport St. on Dec. 30, 2012 and all seven against Grove City on Nov. 17, 2012.

Across his career, Taylor has made appearances in 45 games, drawing 42 starts. He has proved his durability to Head Coach Joe Wojtylko, averaging 30.7 minutes played per game for the Express. He has averaged 12.8 points per game while also shooting a combined 41.1% from the floor across two seasons. He currently ranks first all-time in program history with 102 career three's, securing the century mark against SUNYIT on Feb. 10.

Additionally, Taylor ranks first in three-point field goals attempted (294) while ranking third in free throw percentage (78.4%), fourth in steals (74), fourth in games started (42), sixth in field goals attempted (438), sixth in free throws made (116), seventh in total points scored (578), seventh in scoring average (12.8), ninth in three-point percentage (34.7%), ninth in assists (64) and 10th in rebounds (149) and games played (45).

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