New Jersey Love – Tyshawn Taylor from THE University of Kansas Jayhawks

Having lived in Jersey City, NJ 07302 for 2+ years and being fortunate enough to be able to attend numerous St. Anthony games, I feel obligated to pimp my man Tyshawn Taylor. I was born and raised in Lawrence, KS (KU campus for those of you not familiar with the tradition that is James Naismith, Phog Allen, Adolph Rupp, Dean Smith, Wilt Chamberlain, JoJo White, Danny Manning, Paul Pierce, Roy (Benedict) Williams, Mario Chalmers with “The Shot”, and most importantly, NCHC Bill “The f’in man” Self.

First of all, allow me to express the appreciation for Tyshawn Taylor on behalf of Jayhawk Nation. We were truly fortunate to be the beneficiaries of Crean to Marquette.

Announcement of Commitment to KU from LJW

Great Article on How Much This Young Man Has Overcome

Playing alongside at least 6 D1 teammates, it’s no surprise TT is averaging better numbers in college than he did in NJSIAA. Representing #15 he is often compared to Mario Chalmers. It’s not a fair comparison, as I think they are different players, but Taylor’s freshman year stats compare favorably to Chalmer’s. TT in my estimation has the potential to be a lottery pick after his sophomore year (Tyshawn, if you happen to read this, please stay four years, earn your degree, walk down Mt. Oread, and continue your success in The League).

I have to admit I am a Rutgers alum and have access to season tickets for RU home games. I wore my official Adidas Kansas #15 jersey to the last game I went to vs. West Virginia. Needless to say, everyone around me was confused as to why I kept chanting Rock Chalk Jayhawk. I believe FSNY has highlights of this game on their site and you can clearly hear all my banter.

One thought on “New Jersey Love – Tyshawn Taylor from THE University of Kansas Jayhawks

  1. Ian Leong Post author

    OK, so I can’t help but feel partially responsible for his lackluster performances in the first two rounds of the tournament. Should have waited until after their run this year before posting anything. I have no doubt he will play to his capabilities the rest of the way.

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