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 provided added depth on the inside, and is ready to contribute more as a sophomore.
Has gained about 25 pounds since his arrival at Purdue, going from 217 pounds to 240 pounds.
Has excellent touch from the mid-range and can stretch a defense with his ability to hit the 3-pointer.
Has battled with Isaac Haas, A.J. Hammons and Caleb Swanigan in practice every day for the last two years.
2015-16 / AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Game-by-Game Statistics / 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 / 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.
Born March 17, 1995, in Cambridge, Mass.
Majoring in interdisciplinary film/video studies.
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.