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Height: 6'6"
Weight: 230
Year: Freshman
City/State: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Santa Ana Mater Dei


High School
Four-year letterwinner at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. ... set the Orange County career scoring record ... fifth player in California history to score 3,000 points ... over his four year career, scored a total of 3,214 points and grabbed 1,224 rebounds ... fourth all-time on California scoring list ... made over 300 career three-pointers ... three-time all-state and all-county selection ... four-time first team all-league and three-time Serra League MVP ... named California’s Mr. Basketball as a senior, while averaging 26.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per game ... led Mater Dei to the California Division II state title his senior season with 29 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocks and 7-of-8 shooting at the free throw line during an overtime win over Archbishop Mitty in the championship game ... scored 138 points, including 21 three-pointers, to win MVP honors and lead the Monarchs to the team championship at the City of Palm Tournament in Florida ... scored a game-high 32 points and had eight rebounds in Mater Dei’s 77-74 loss to Oak Hill Academy in a game that was played at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Jan. 30, 2007 ... played in 137 career games, leading his team to 121 wins ... led the team to second place state tournament finishes as sophomore and junior ... named a 2007 McDonald’s All-America ... scored eight points for the West team in the McDonald’s All-American game... second team Parade All-America selection...played for the East team in the 2007 Roundball Classic ... averaged 26.7 points, 12.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks per game, while shooting 45 percent from the field and 79.8 percent from the foul line as a junior ... helped lead team to a 33-3 record and state runner-up finish in 2006 ... received numerous honors as a junior including 2006 California Junior Player of the Year and USA Today all-junior team ... two-time Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times Player of the Year selection ... also named to the EA Sports All-American second team as a junior ... named the California Sophomore Player of the Year after averaging 24.7 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.4 block per game, while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 75.2 percent from the foul line in 2005 ... also named to the Student Sports Sophomore All-American team ... averaged 14.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks while earning freshman all-state honors in 2004 ...ranked 37th overall and 12th among small forwards by ... played AAU basketball with the Southern California All-Stars ... helped the team to a 46-0 record and championships at the Las Vegas Big Time, Las Vegas Easter Classic, Kingwood Classic, Bob Gibbons Tournament and Rose City Shootout.

USA Basketball
Named to the 2006 U18 USA Junior National Team...averaged 12.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game as the USA captured gold at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men in San Antonio, Texas ... made 10-of-21 three-pointers to rank fourth among tournament leaders in both three-pointers made and three-point percentage (47.6 pct.) ... ranks third in the USA Men’s U18 record book for three-point percentage.

Born Taylor Steven King on May 30, 1988, in Fountain Valley, Calif. ... son of Meg and Steve King ... has three older sisters, Lindsay, Natalie and Jacquelyn ... member of the 2006 Honor Roll ... uncle, LeRoy King, played in the NBA for the Rochester Royals ... grandfather, Robert, played football at UCLA ... sister, Lindsay, played basketball at Sonoma State (Calif.) ... sister, Natalie, played softball at Texas and Pacific (Calif.) ... favorite athletes include Tiger Woods and Muhammad Ali.

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Shoot Around: Taylor King, Dec. 7, 2007