Height: 6-10 / 208 cms
Weight: 235 lbs / 107 kgs
School: Greensboro High School Ď13
Hometown: Greensboro, Alabama
USA Basketball Notes
- Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team on March 24, 2011.
High School Honors
- Tuscaloosa News Super 5 (2011)
- Alabama Class 3A All-State first team (2011)
High School Notes
- Attends Greensboro High School (Ala.), where in his two-year varsity career he has played in 52 games and compiled 464 points, 384 rebounds and 243 blocked shots, while shooting 60.0 percent from the field.
- As a sophomore, aided his squad to the 2011 Alabama Class 3A title and a 28-6 record; played in 30 games and averaged 10.2 ppg., 8.1 rpg. and 5.6 bpg.
- His team in 2009-10 finished with a 6-16 mark; played in all 22 contests and averaged 7.2 ppg., 6.4 rpg. and 3.4 bpg.
- Competes in the summer for Alabama Challenge.
- Born on Sept. 3, 1995, in Eutaw, Ala., currently resides in Greensboro, Ala.
- Son of Juanita and Jimmie Taylor, has one older brother, Kendrick Fuqua, and two older sisters, Aisha Starks and Marcie Starks.
- Has been a member of his schoolís honor roll throughout high school.
- Sister, Aisha Starks, is in the U.S. Army.
- Cousin of Erwin Dudley, who played basketball at Alabama and is currently playing in Turkey for Efes Pilsen.
The Inside Scoop
- Post-basketball career ambitions: become a CEO or a sports psychologist.
- Favorite class: geometry.
- Least favorite class: Spanish I.
- Favorite takeout food: two McChicken sandwiches, one McDouble, large fries and a large chocolate shake.
- Favorite meal to make at home: cube steak in gravy with mashed potatoes and fruit punch.
- If not for basketball, would want to be a standout in: football.
- When he was five, wanted to be: a police officer.
- If he could live in any city in the world, it would be: Los Angeles.
- Next big purchase will be: a sound system for his car.
- Favorite magazine: Stack.
- Favorite Twitter account: Kevin Hart.
- Piece of clothing he canít live without: gym shorts.
- Most prized possession: his state championship ring.
- Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
- Favorite basketball player of all time: Hakeem Olajuwon.
- Favorite non-basketball Olympian: Usain Bolt.
- Best game ever watched: the 6OT Big East Conference Tournament game between Connecticut and Syracuse.
- Best player ever faced: Dajuan Coleman.
- Would like to go one-on-one against: Dwight Howard.
- Most impressive person ever met: his mother.
- Favorite basketball announcer: Dick Vitale.
- Away from the court, enjoys: texting, sleeping and watching TV.
- Most people donít know: heís goofy.
- Most interesting place ever visited: Hollywood, because of all the movie sets and history.
- First basketball memory: his dad putting his first goal on a tree.
- If he werenít playing basketball, he would be doing this after high school: going to college on an academic scholarship.
- This left-hander wears No. 10 because it starts a double-double.