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Jacquil Taylor
Jacquil  Taylor

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Cambridge, Mass.

High School:
Beaver Country Day School

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 240

Position:
Forward

07/24/2015

Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.

07/21/2015

Taylor Granted Medical Hardship Waiver

Talented redshirt freshman will get 2014-15 season restored

05/22/2015

Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.

10/25/2014

Stephens, Scott, Edwards Lead Boilermakers in Second Intrasquad Scrimmage

Stephens scores 32 points to lead all scorers.

08/13/2014

Introducing BoilerBall's Newcomers: Jacquil Taylor

Freshman forward hails from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

05/26/2015

2014-15 Purdue Basketball: Jacquil Taylor

Jacquil Taylor photos from the 2014-15 season.

03/19/2015

MBB | Purdue vs. Cincinnati (3-19-15)

Purdue vs. Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3-19-15)

12/18/2014

MBB | Purdue vs. Arkansas State (12-10-14)

Purdue vs. Arkansas State men's basketball (Dec. 10, 2014)

12/13/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Vanderbilt

December 13, 2014

11/24/2014

Purdue Men's Basketball vs. Kansas State

Purdue Men's Basketball vs. Kansas State

2014-15 Game-by-Game Statistics

2014-15 Photo Gallery

2014-15
• Taylor appeared in six games throughout his freshman campaign, before nagging injuries from high school eventually ended his season.
• Was granted a medical hardship waiver and his freshman season of eligibility was restored in mid-July.
• Appeared in the first five games of the year and then the Arkansas State contest on Dec. 10, before being sidelined.
• Scored a total of 13 points with 12 rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 42 minutes of action.
• Tallied 12 of his 13 points in the first three games of the year, scoring seven points in 13 minutes vs. Samford and five points in 12 minutes vs. Grambling.
• Had at least two rebounds in his first five appearances, including a career-high three caroms against Samford and Missouri.
• Had two assists against Grambling, in addition to making his first career three-pointer.
• Blocked two shots in the opener against Samford.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Three-star recruit according to ESPN.com and ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the state of Massachusetts.
• Three-star recruit according to Rivals.
• As a senior, was named the Eastern Independent League (EIL) MVP, team MVP and named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team for the third straight year, leading his team to the NEPSAC Class B title.
• Named eighth-best player in New England by the New England Recruiting Report.
• Named Big Man of the Year, Best Shot Blocker and MVP by Hoop Mountain (AAU).
• Earned first-team All-NEPSAC Class B accolades as a sophomore, leading Beaver Country Day to an undefeated regular season and the NEPSAC Class B title, typically one of the toughest conferences in America.
• Averaged 15.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.2 blocks a game as a sophomore, being named the EIL Co-MVP. Was also named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team.
• Was mentioned as one of the top five players in New England before his injury.
• Most-highly touted big man to come out of Cambridge, Mass., since New York Knicks Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing.
• Very underrated prospect with tremendous upside as a foot injury caused him to miss most of his junior year as well as the summer AAU circuit.
• Brother, Maurice, played basketball at North Carolina A&T.
• Chose Purdue over offers from Providence, Saint Joseph's and North Carolina A&T and was receiving interest from Maryland, Pittsburgh, Boston College and others before his injury.
• Coached by Juan Figueroa.

PERSONAL
• Born March 17, 1995, in Cambridge, Mass.
• Son of Maurice Taylor and Jamycia Bailey-Taylor.
• Has six brothers (Maurice, Jaron, Marquis, Dante, Christopher and Michan) and one sister (Jalia).
• Aspires to be a filmmaker, and plans to major in Film and Video Studies.
• Chose Purdue because he sees an opportunity to do something special.

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