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June 22, 2010 | By DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com
Taylor King was a difference-maker for Villanova in November and December. He seemed to get every loose ball. He competed for every rebound. And he made long shots at critical moments. Through nine games, the Duke transfer was averaging 12.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. He had 20 points and a killer three in a wild win over Saint Joseph's at the Palestra. Then, starting in late January, King's game went silent. He shot just 16-for-63 over the final 11 regular-season games he played.
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June 22, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova forward Taylor King has left the men's basketball team for what a spokesman said were "personal reasons. " A statement released by the university said King planned to remain in school to complete his degree requirements. Coach Jay Wright was not available for comment. King, of Huntington Beach, Calif., played one year for the Wildcats, averaging 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 19.0 minutes of playing time. He provided a combination of three-point shooting and tough inside play, finishing second on the team in three-point baskets and offensive rebounds.
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June 23, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova coach Jay Wright knows Taylor King as "a good kid [with] a lot of talent," but says the player's personal problems were making it difficult for him to handle the dual worlds of basketball and academics. That was the reason King, a 6-foot-6 sophomore who played one season with the Wildcats, withdrew from the team. King has elected to stay at Villanova and continue work toward a degree. "He's been dealing with a lot of personal issues since the end of the season," Wright said Tuesday.
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March 24, 2009 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Taylor King does not know quite how to feel about Thursday night's NCAA East Regional semifinal game between Villanova, his new team, and Duke, his former team. Yes, the game figures to be fun. He'll get to watch guys from his 2007-08 freshman class at Duke like Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith go against his new teammates. But it's not going to be easy. King is sitting out this season as a transfer and has not been eligible to play. Worse yet, under NCAA rules, he cannot be included in Villanova's official traveling party for the trip to Boston and must find his way there at his own expense.
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August 12, 2010
Taylor King is not finished with basketball after all. He is finished with Villanova. King is transferring to USC, his third school in 4 years. It was announced earlier that King, who played last season for the Wildcats, would stay at 'Nova to graduate, but would no longer be on the team, giving up basketball. Now, after playing a season at Duke, sitting out a season at Villanova and playing a season there, he will have to sit out the upcoming season at USC - before playing the 2011-12 season and using his final season of eligibility.
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June 23, 2010
If you watched Taylor King play during the second half of Villanova's season, it was pretty clear something was wrong in his life. Beyond the missed shots and sluggish play, his body language was that of somebody unhappy with his circumstances. "He's been having a lot of personal issues," Villanova coach Jay Wright said yesterday. It was announced Monday that King would be leaving the basketball team with 2 years of eligibility remaining. "He's not going to be part of the team, but we are going to support him any way we can," Wright said.
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April 6, 2009 | by Daily News
Villanova loses four seniors from this Final Four team, but brings in a recruiting class considered among the nation's best and adds a transfer from Duke.   Going   Dwayne Anderson, 6-6 guard/forward, 9.1 points, 6.0 rebounds Shane Clark, 6-7 forward, 5.6 points, 3.8 rebounds Dante Cunningham, 6-8 forward, 16.2 points, 7.4 rebounds Frank Tchuisi, 6-8 forward, saw limited action   Coming   Taylor King, 6-6 sophomore forward, sat out this season at Villanova after transferring from Duke last April; 5.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in one season at Duke.
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April 14, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Taylor King, a 6-foot-6 forward who played in all 34 games for Duke during his freshman season, said last night he will transfer to Villanova. "It's just everything - the family atmosphere and the fact that Coach [Jay] Wright and his staff are great guys," King said. "I just feel like it's the perfect fit for me as a basketball player. " King was a 2007 McDonald's all-American during his senior year at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. He averaged 5.9 points and 2.0 rebounds this season with the Blue Devils.
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November 12, 2012 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Villanova basketball player Taylor King was kind enough last week to connect some dots about 'Nova's recent hoops history. Not the good kind of history - the 2009 Final Four appearance and the previous trips to the NCAA Sweet 16. This history is what's come since then, the struggles that have had Villanova coach Jay Wright talking about the need to re-create the culture that had made the Wildcats a success under Wright. One could argue that King, a one-year 'Nova player three seasons back, was such a minor figure at Villanova that nobody should care that he is now willing to talk about how he was suspended in 2010 for marijuana use and left the Main Line after that season.
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August 27, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Guard James Bell, one of two incoming freshmen on this season's Villanova basketball team, has stress fractures in the tibia of both of his legs and will miss an undetermined amount of time, the team announced Thursday. The 6-foot-5 Bell, from Montverde Academy in Orlando, underwent an MRI exam Wednesday to check out the problem. He will not be allowed to engage in any basketball activities until his next evaluation, some time in October. "We're disappointed for James," Villanova coach Jay Wright said in a statement released by the university.
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August 14, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova coach Jay Wright had kept in constant contact with Taylor King since King decided to leave the team in June, so he wasn't surprised that the 6-foot-6 forward decided to transfer to Southern California, a school close to his home. "He talked with his parents and they told him it would be best for him to come back home," Wright said Friday. "I think he made the decision that was good for him. That's the best thing for him to do. " King spent two years at Villanova, sitting out his first season after transferring from Duke and then playing the second.
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August 13, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Taylor King says that he loved Villanova and appreciated the two years he spent at the Main Line school, but that he needed to return to his home in Southern California to deal with personal matters. King, who withdrew from the Wildcats' basketball team in June but had intended to return to Villanova this fall, said Thursday he has transferred to the University of Southern California, just a short trip from his home in Huntington Beach, Calif. The 6-foot-6 forward, who is entering his senior year academically, made the decision to move back west after he returned home following the end of summer school.
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August 12, 2010
Taylor King is not finished with basketball after all. He is finished with Villanova. King is transferring to USC, his third school in 4 years. It was announced earlier that King, who played last season for the Wildcats, would stay at 'Nova to graduate, but would no longer be on the team, giving up basketball. Now, after playing a season at Duke, sitting out a season at Villanova and playing a season there, he will have to sit out the upcoming season at USC - before playing the 2011-12 season and using his final season of eligibility.
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August 12, 2010 | By Mario Aguirre, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Villanova forward Taylor King announced Wednesday that he would transfer to the University of Southern California, where he would have to sit out the upcoming season before using the final year of eligibility in 2011-12. King, 22, will be making his third collegiate stop after playing one season at Duke and another at Villanova, where he reportedly left the program amid a violation of team rules, though the university said in statement in June that he would remain to complete his degree requirements.
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June 23, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova coach Jay Wright knows Taylor King as "a good kid [with] a lot of talent," but says the player's personal problems were making it difficult for him to handle the dual worlds of basketball and academics. That was the reason King, a 6-foot-6 sophomore who played one season with the Wildcats, withdrew from the team. King has elected to stay at Villanova and continue work toward a degree. "He's been dealing with a lot of personal issues since the end of the season," Wright said Tuesday.
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June 23, 2010
If you watched Taylor King play during the second half of Villanova's season, it was pretty clear something was wrong in his life. Beyond the missed shots and sluggish play, his body language was that of somebody unhappy with his circumstances. "He's been having a lot of personal issues," Villanova coach Jay Wright said yesterday. It was announced Monday that King would be leaving the basketball team with 2 years of eligibility remaining. "He's not going to be part of the team, but we are going to support him any way we can," Wright said.
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June 22, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova forward Taylor King has left the men's basketball team for what a spokesman said were "personal reasons. " A statement released by the university said King planned to remain in school to complete his degree requirements. Coach Jay Wright was not available for comment. King, of Huntington Beach, Calif., played one year for the Wildcats, averaging 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 19.0 minutes of playing time. He provided a combination of three-point shooting and tough inside play, finishing second on the team in three-point baskets and offensive rebounds.
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June 22, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Villanova coach Jay Wright knows Taylor King as "a good kid [with] a lot of talent," but says the player's personal problems were making it difficult for him to handle the dual worlds of basketball and academics. That was the reason King, a 6-foot-6 sophomore who played one season with the Wildcats, withdrew from the team. King has elected to stay at Villanova and continue work toward a degree. "He's been dealing with a lot of personal issues since the end of the season," Wright said Tuesday.
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