Phog Profile: Bryce Taylor

This West coast shooting guard still has Kansas on his list.

Bryce Taylor
6'3 SG
N. Hollywood (Harvard-Westlake) CA


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(03.22.03) Taylor, like all the other Wolverines (29-7), struggled with his shooting, making just 6 of 28.
- Wolverines lose title

(03.17.03) No matter how many points Taylor scores or how many blocked shots and rebounds the lanky Harris gets, Harvard-Westlake's season would have been over a long time ago if not for players such as White, Weinberger, Gilman, Woolridge and Schook. "We still broke the game open in the second half," Taylor said. "We've stressed the team aspect all year, and we've shown that during the postseason."
- LA Daily News

(03.14.03) Guard Bryce Taylor highlighted the second play, hustling down court on a fast break, getting an offensive rebound on a missed layup and putting down a thunderous dunk. Harris had 11 blocked shots to dominate Centennial and ignite the Harvard-Westlake running game, and Taylor and his teammates took advantage all game.
- Stop and go works

(03.13.03) The Wolverines student section began serenading Centennial guard Arron Afflalo as he stepped to the free-throw line. "Bryce is better. Bryce is better," the students screamed. Their chant was in reference to Harvard-Westlake star Bryce Taylor, to whom Afflalo is compared.
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That meant running at every opportunity. "That's the pace we wanted to play," said Taylor, who finished with 31 points. "When we played them Saturday, they slowed it down and forced us to play their style. Tonight, we wanted to get it back to our style."
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Not to mention Taylor, who electrified an already revved-up Harvard-Westlake crowd with a handful of dunks. "The crowd was definitely into it, it was a fun atmosphere to play in," Taylor said.

H-W runs often, easy

(03.12.03) The one-on-one battle Saturday between Taylor and Centennial's (20-9) Aaron Afflalo -- who had 25 points and nine rebounds before fouling out -- will resume. Taylor, who scored a career playoff-high 33 points in a 77-52 victory over Santa Margarita in the first round Tuesday, had 27 in the championship game against Centennial.
- LA Daily News

(03.11.03) Junior forward Bryce Taylor scored 19 of his game-high 33 points in the third quarter as host Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (27-6) turned its Div. III game into a rout. With his team leading 32-27 at halftime, Taylor turned the third quarter into a one-man show, hitting five consecutive shots at one point. He scored off a pull-up jumper to give Harvard-Westlake an 11-point lead and later connected on a 3-pointer with 1:12 left in the quarter to make it 57-39.
- Coach calm under stress

(03.10.03) It was the Wolverines' second consecutive championship and solidifies standout guard Bryce Taylor's place as one of the best players the region has produced. Taylor, a junior, has another year to update his already glowing resume, and Hilliard said there are no concerns of Taylor and the rest of the young Wolverines growing complacent.
- LA Daily News

(03.08.03) Including Taylor, of course. The 6-foot-4 junior guard was in foul trouble from the opening quarter and struggled finding his shooting rhythm throughout, but he got untracked after hitting a long 3-pointer to tie the game 56-56 with 2:37 remaining in regulation. Scoring 16 of the Wolverines' final 21 points, his dunk with 2.3 seconds left in overtime made it 74-72. "I definitely want the ball down the stretch," Taylor said. "I feel like nobody can stop me in those situations." http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~23099~1231532,00.html Taylor-made finish secures win for H.-W.

(03.05.03) Harvard-Westlake's stud junior Bryce Taylor scorched the Cubs for 53 points
- Loyola Sports

(02.27.03) Standout junior forward Bryce Taylor had 10 of his team's points in the third quarter. Taylor, who was the CIF Division IVAA player of the year last season and is being recruited by the likes of Duke, finished with a game high 26 points. He is the son of former ABA and NBA player Brian Taylor.
- Irvine World News

(02.28.03) Bryce Taylor scored a game-high 30 points for defending section champion Harvard-Westlake of Studio City in a Division III-A semifinal at Marina High in Huntington Beach. Taylor, a junior forward, scored 11 points the third quarter, when the Wolverines (25-6) outscored Ocean View of Huntington Beach (27-4) 22-16 to open a 55-42 lead. "I wanted to win so bad," Taylor said. "I just wanted to do whatever I could so we would win, so I tried to take over the game."
- LA Daily News

(02.19.03) "When he's going offensively, it really gets him pumped up on the other end," Harvard-Westlake's Bryce Taylor said. "He was really active tonight, and that's pretty big for us when he plays like that." It definitely helps Taylor, the Wolverines' high-scoring guard who has faced double and triple teams all year. With Harris becoming a viable offensive weapon over the last two weeks, the defensive pressure on Taylor is beginning to lesson
- LA Daily News

(02.11.03) 6-4 swingman Bryce Taylor of Harvard Westlake in Studio City, Calif., may be one of those California kids who dreams of Arizona, but the Wildcats already have a commitment from Jawann McClellan (Milby HS/Houston, Texas). Should the Bruins not land Afflalo they may be able to get Taylor, although Taylor has been targeted by other Pac-10 schools.
- ESPN

(02.10.03) Of course, they also knew who to get the ball to down the stretch. In crunch time they fed Taylor, and he carried them to victory. But even Taylor admits Harvard-Westlake never would have been in a position to win had the Wolverines not played well without him on the court. "There's no doubt we need everybody on the team," Taylor said afterward. "It's been that way all year."
- LA Daily News

(01.22.02) Harvard-Westlake sophomore Bryce Taylor was selected as the Player of the Game for the McDonalds Invitational.


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