Marcus Taylor

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Marcus Taylor
Personal information
Born (1981-11-25) November 25, 1981 (age 36)
Lansing, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Waverly (Lansing, Michigan)
College Michigan State (2000–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career 2002–2011
Position Point guard
Career history
2003–2004 ASVEL Basket
2004 Southern Crescent Lightning
2004–2006 MENT Vassilakis
2005 Southern Crescent Lightning
2005 Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2006 Tulsa 66ers
2006–2009 TBB Trier
2010 Anaheim Arsenal

Marcus Taylor (born November 25, 1981) is a retired American professional basketball player.

He was a Naismith All-American, McDonald's All-American, two-time Parade All-American and USA Today 1st-team All-American. He also went on to win Mr. Basketball of Michigan Award in 2000. He attended Michigan State University for two seasons before entering the NBA Draft. In just his sophomore season he became only the second player in Big Ten history to lead the conference in scoring and assists, and the first in MSU history. He won a gold medal on the FIBA Under-21 World Championship in Saitama, Japan. Marcus was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves(NBA) in 2002.[1] Marcus played for Minnesota Timberwolves in 2002 Shaw's Pro Summer League in July and NBA pre-season games. Also played for Washington Wizards in 2003 Reebok Pro Summer League. Since then he has played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA), ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (France), MENT Vassilakis (Greece), the Southern Crescent Lightning (WBA), the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (NBDL), the Tulsa 66ers (NBDL), TBB Trier (Germany), and the Anaheim Arsenal (NBDL). He officially retired from professional basketball in 2011 due to a career ending injury, and currently owns one of the top training businesses in the Michigan area.[citation needed]


  1. ^ 2002 NBA Draft.
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