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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Every few days, PurdueSports.com will introduce a new member of the Purdue men's basketball team. The fourth feature is about Jacquil Taylor, a 6-9, 217-pound freshman forward from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Taylor was a three-star recruit and the No. 6-ranked prospect in the state of Massachusetts by ESPN.com. He averaged 15.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game as a sophomore while being named the Eastern Independent League co-MVP before a foot injury sidelined him for most of his junior season. The injury forced him to miss the "ever-important" spring and summer of junior year recruiting circuit. However, during his senior year, Taylor showed his potential when he registered a triple-double (points, rebounds, blocks) against Rivers while showing a smooth perimeter stroke.
As a senior, he averaged 14.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks while earning his second All-Scholastic Team accolade from the Boston Globe while being named EIL MVP again.
Let's get to know Jacquil Taylor a little bit better.
Three words that describe me: Laid-back, hard-working, nice
One word to describe my game: Athletic
Best Player I Have Ever Faced and When: Nerlens Noel
Three Players on my Dream Team: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett
Team I Would Like to See on Schedule: Duke.
Most Memorable Sports Moment: The future coming at Purdue.
Celebrity Crush: Megan Good
Magazine Cover I Would Like to Be On: Sports Illustrated
Dream Job: Play in the NBA
Favorite Musical Artist: Migos
Song I Have to Listen to Before Games: Lose Yourself by Eminem
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Sports Movie: Coach Carter
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Rush Hour
Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Favorite NBA Player: Kevin Garnett
Favorite NBA Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Advice to Youngsters: "When an opportunity presents itself, take advantage of it."