JIMMY TAYLOR -- Men's Basketball, Sr., G, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Featured Student-Athlete -- Jan. 30, 2013
Jimmy Taylor is a senior guard on the Point Park University men's basketball team, and he is this week's Featured Student-Athlete. Taylor is a 6-1 native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a graduate of Keystone Oaks High School.
He is in his second year at Point Park after transferring from CCAC-Allegheny, where he was an NJCAA Honorable-Mention All-American. Taylor has been a starter both years for the Pioneers although it was midway through this year that he became a starter. He has started the last 10 games, and the Pioneers are 7-3 in that stretch.
Taylor is fourth on the team at 10.7 ppg and is second on the Pioneers with 41 made 3-pointers. Including his time at CCAC-Allegheny, Taylor has scored 1,005 points in his four-year college career. He has 560 points and Point Park and 445 at CCAC-Allegheny.
Taylor is also a strong student with a 3.30 GPA in Business Management. For that, he was named the the Capital One (R) Academic All-District College Division First Team in 2012-13.