Kevion Taylor

#12 Kevion Taylor

Pos. G/F
Ht. 6-6
Wt. 210
Yr. 5th
Hometown Milwaukee, Wis.
High School [Prev. School] Whitnall [Winona State]

2020-21 NSIC First Team
2020-21 NSIC South Division Preseason & Postseason Player of the Year
2019-20 NSIC First Team
2018-19 NSIC Second Team
2017-18 Winona State Male Freshman Athlete of the Year

2021-22: Played in all 32 games and made 28 starts... Averaged 12.8 points per game while shooting 38.3 percent from 3 and 80.7 percent from the free-throw line in his lone season at Valpo... Tied for the team lead with 50 assists and finished second on the squad in steals with 29... Scored in double figures 19 times to finish his collegiate career with 100 double-figure scoring outputs... Led the team in scoring on eight occasions... Finished ninth in the MVC in made 3s per game at 2.1 and was fifth in the league in minutes per game at 34.5... Had an impressive streak of 84 consecutive games with a made 3-pointer end on Jan. 30, 2022 at Southern Illinois after he had extended the streak to 84 with a made 3 as time expired on Jan. 26 vs. Bradley... Made a season-high five 3s on three occasions – Nov. 23 vs. Coastal Carolina, Jan. 10 vs. UNI and Feb. 9 at Illinois State... Scored 20 points or more on five occasions including a season-high 26 on Feb. 9 at Illinois State... Dished out a season-high five assists on Jan. 15 at Missouri State and grabbed a season-high six rebounds three times... Scored a team-best 16.9 points per game in the month of February, a scoring average that ranked sixth in the MVC in that month... Scored his 2,000th collegiate point on Feb. 23 vs. Drake, becoming just the third player in program history to score his 2,000th collegiate point while playing for Valpo, joining Alec Peters and Bryce Drew. Became the 27th active player at all levels of NCAA basketball to reach that milestone.

2020-21 (Winona State): Started all 13 games during the COVID-shortened season… Led the team in scoring at 20.5 points per game while posting an .892 free-throw percentage, knocking down a team-high 35 3s and ranking second on the squad in rebounding at 5.8 per game… Ranked third in the conference in scoring while also ranking 19th in rebounding, third in 3-point field goals per game, fifth in 3-point field goal percentage, 18th in field-goal percentage, third in free-throw percentage and fifth in minutes per game (34.9)… Posted a season-high 30 points on Feb. 5 against Minnesota State… Scored in double figures in 12 of his 13 contests and had 10 outputs of 20+ points… Drained seven 3s on both Jan. 23 against Augustana and Feb. 6 vs. Minnesota State… Had a season-high nine rebounds on two occasions, Jan. 17 against Upper Iowa and Jan. 20 against Wayne State (NE)… Ranked 31st nationally in NCAA Division II in free-throw percentage… Finished his Winona State career with 1,632 points, cracking the Top 10 in program history… Started 73 of 74 games over his final three seasons at Winona State… Started the year as the NSIC South Division Preseason & Postseason Player of the Year and finished it as a First Team All-NSIC choice.

2019-20 (Winona State): Started all 30 games for the Warriors... Led the team in minutes played with 1,073 on the year... Hit a program-record 109 3-pointers, good for a 39.6 percent clip from behind the arc... Made 85 3s in league play... Was the only player in the conference to rank in the Top 10 in total scoring, 3-pointers per game and rebounding… Also led the squad in free-throw shooting, hitting 87-of-102, an .853 average... Was second on the team in total points with 576... Hit for 28 vs. Wayne State and notched 27 points on three occasions, vs. Clarke (Nov. 13), vs. MSU-Moorhead (Jan. 3), and Southwest Minn. State ( Jan. 24)... Scored 20 points or more on 16 occasions… Was perfect from the free-throw line in 13 different games, including Clarke (7-for-7) and Bethany Lutheran (10-for-10)... Grabbed 17 rebounds vs. Upper Iowa (Nov. 30), while also notching seven assists in the game... Had double-digit boards on seven occasions, all in conference play... Was an NSIC First Team All-Conference selection.

2018-19 (Winona State): Played in all 31 games (30 starts)... Led the team in minutes per game (30.6), scoring (16.6 ppg) and rebounding (6.5)... Ranked ninth in the NSIC in rebounding average and 11th in scoring... Added 50 assists, 21 steals and eight blocks to his stat line... Shot 47.2 percent (179-379) from the field and 42.9 percent (76-177) from downtown... Was an 82.5 percent (80-98) free-throw shooter... Scored a season-best 32 points at Bemidji State... Had a season-high 13 rebounds at Upper Iowa... His season-best six assists came vs. Sioux Falls... Went 4-of-4 from downtown at home vs. Wayne State and knocked down 5-of-8 from beyond the arc at Wayne State... Recorded four double-doubles... Scored at least 20 points in nine games, including four straight efforts in January... NSIC South Player of the Week… Earned Second Team All-NSIC recognition.

2017-18 (Winona State): Burst onto the scene as a freshman, playing in all 29 games… Made 17 starts, including each of the final 15 games... Played 21.4 minutes per game... Averaged 9.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest... Totaled 42 assists with a season-best seven vs. Moorhead... Recorded 15 double-digit scoring efforts... Posted a season-best 21 points vs. SMSU while knocking down a season-high four 3-pointers... First career double-double came vs. SMSU with 11 boards... Shot 48.2 percent from the field and 36.3 percent from downtown... Shot 80.4 percent from the free throw line… Won the school’s Male Freshman Athlete of the Year Award.

Prep: First team All-Conference... All-Star team... All-Suburban team… High school teammates with Tyler Herro of the NBA’s Miami Heat and the two remain close friends.

Personal: Son of Kevin Taylor and Geneka Walton… Graduated from Winona State with an undergraduate degree in communication and is pursuing a master’s in sports administration at Valpo.