earned the South Region’s top honor Monday afternoon, as he was named Region Player of the Year by the DII Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA); while also earning a First Team All-Region Selection for the second straight year.
Taylor finished his two-year career at Shorter in elite fashion; leading Division II in four different offensive categories, and in the top five in three more.
For the season, he not only led DII in scoring, but was the leader over all three NCAA classifications, averaging 34.0 points per game. While leading DII in total points (919), free throws made (297) and free throws attempted (344).
He finished second in minutes per game (39), third in field goal attempts (607) and fourth in field goals made (263); shooting 43.3% from the field, and connecting on 39% from beyond the arc.
The Brooklyn, N.Y. native also cemented himself in the Gulf South Conference record book in 2017, finishing with the GSC record for single season total points and points per game; while also tallying the most points in a single game when he dropped 62 against Carver College on November 28. He then went on to score 50+ in three more games during the season.
Last season he broke the GSC records for free throws, only to break those records again this season. While also posting the single game high in both categories when he went a perfect 26-26 from line against Valdosta State on February 23.
During his time at Shorter, Taylor tallied 1,647 total points, good for 29.4 points per game; while shooting 45% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc. And, 539-641 from the free throw line (84%).
The D2CCA awards are coordinated by the Sports Information Directors in the region, and are given annually in all sports. Since being named First Team All-Region, Taylor is now eligible for the D2CCA All-America awards that will be announced later in the month.