Sophomore will compete for minutes at shooting guard... Showed tremendous shooting ability as a true freshman in 2001-2002, hitting 39 percent of 3-pointers... Saw limited playing time as freshman (7.2 minutes per game) due to crowded backcourt... Spot-up shooter with great outside shooting skills.
2001-2002 (Freshman): Played in 21 games and averaged 7.2 minutes as a true freshman... Averaged 3.9 points and shot 39.1 percent from 3-point arc... Made huge splash in collegiate debut, dropping 21 points on Hardin-Simmons in season opener... Posted season highs of 21 points, five 3-pointers, seven field goals and 20 minutes played in win over HSU... Also busted out with 18 points and tied season-best five 3-pointers in win over Puerto Rico-Mayaguez at San Juan Shootout (12/20)... Played 16 minutes in win over UPRM, second-highest total minutes played on season... Made 3-of-5 3-point shots (9 points) in win over Florida International in semis of San Juan Shootout (12/21)... Played 15 minutes vs. Texas (1/26), recorded four points and season-best three rebounds... Did not score over the season's final nine games, including scoreless outings in final four games played... Missed nine games, all by coach's decision.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterman at powerhouse Willowridge High School in Sugar Land, Texas... Two-time state champion under head coach Ronnie Courtney... Helped Willowridge to back-to-back Class 5A state titles and 75-1 record as junior and senior (including 62-game winning streak)... Rated No. 12 recruit in the state by Texas Hoops... Three-time first-team all-district selection... Averaged 14 points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists as a senior in 2000-2001... Shot 47 percent on 3-pointers on WHS's 39-0 repeat state championship squad as a senior... Named to All-Greater Houston team and MVP of the Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament in Lewes, Del., as a senior... Averaged 12.5 points and 2.3 assists as a junior on 36-1 state championship team in 1999-2000... Listed among the High Honorable Mention All-America status in Street & Smith's College Basketball preview and among the nation's top seniors by Athlon Sports magazine... Named to the Recruiting USA Honorable Mention High School All-America Team.
PERSONAL: Born 12-6-82 in Missouri City, Texas... Full name is Kenny Bernard Taylor... Son of Denise Armelin... Majoring in pre-business.