Isaiah Taylor Out At least a Month

Longhorns starting point guard Isaiah Taylor, who leads the team averaging 15 points per game, will miss at least a month due to an injured wrist.

According to a source, the sophomore point guard broke his left wrist when he went up for a dunk late in the game against Iowa on Thursday.

Iowa's Gabriel Olaseni was called for a "Flagrant 2" on the play and was ejected from the game.

The source did not know exactly how long Taylor is expected to miss but did say it would be "at least a month."

Not only does Taylor, who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated on Nov. 4, lead Texas in scoring, but he's really the pulse that makes Rick Barnes' team go and a big reason why many believe UT will be Kansas' toughest competition in Big 12 play.

If Taylor came back in exactly a month he'd return in time for the Longhorns to face Stanford on Dec. 23 in Austin. Texas starts Big 12 play at Texas Tech on Jan. 3.

UT will travel to Connecticut on Nov. 30 and to Kentucky on Dec. 5.

With Taylor out, the Longhorns will rely on junior Javan Felix and sophomore Kendal Yancy to shoulder the load.

Felix, who has adopted more of a shooting guard roll for UT, averages 9 points and 1.3 assists per game. But He's also one of Texas' top outside shooters, which is a roll Taylor was also filling quite well so far (4-of-8 on three-pointers).

Yancy has been one of the pleasant surprises on this team for Barnes. He's averaging just 3.7 ppg and 2.7 apg, but his contributions have been much larger than that given what he's been able to do defensively while also only turning the ball over once in three games.


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