Notes from Saturday's first session of the 2016-17 season
Caleb Swanigan records 14 points and eight rebounds to lead Purdue
The 50-point margin was largest for Purdue in Big Ten game in school history
Redshirt freshman gives depth on the inside
Swanigan records double-double (23 p, 12 r) in first scrimmage
Photos from Jacquil Taylor's redshirt freshman season in 2015-16.
Check out the photo gallery from the Purdue men's basketball game against Howard.
Purdue men's basketball defeated Northwestern Ohio, 92-43, on Nov. 8, 2015.
MBB Scrimmage (10/24/15)
Jacquil Taylor photos from the 2014-15 season.
Taylor has missed significant parts of two of his three seasons at Purdue, but is healthy entering the year.
Will be counted on this year to provide depth to Purdue’s frontcourt.
Has good touch out to 3-point range and has added about 25 pounds since his arrival at Purdue.
Has produced in his minutes at Purdue, averaging 14.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per 40 minutes.
AS A SOPHOMORE / 2016-17
Suffered a foot injury in October, causing him to miss the entire season.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN / 2015-16
Game-by-Game Statistics / Year in Photos
Taylor appeared in 13 games for the Boilermakers, averaging 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in just 4.6 minutes per game.
Posted his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in just 14 minutes against Rutgers. Made 4-of-6 field goals and 2-of-3 3-pointers against the Scarlet Knights.
Scored five points with two rebounds, a block and a steal in 10 minutes against Howard.
Netted two points with a rebound in the Big Ten Tournament win over Illinois.
Blocked two shots in five minutes in the season-opening win over North Carolina A&T.
Averaged 16.0 points and 13.3 rebounds per 40 minutes played.
2014-15 / AS A FRESHMAN
Game-by-Game Statistics / Year in Photos
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.
Had two assists against Grambling, in addition to making his first career three-pointer.
Three-star recruit according to ESPN.com and Rivals and ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the state of Massachusetts.
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.
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.
Majoring in interdisciplinary film/video studies.
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). Brother, Maurice, plays at Niagara.
Chose Purdue because he sees an opportunity to do something special.