Record-breaking LU player signs with Cheshire

Published 12:48 pm Thursday, January 14, 2016

Former All-Big South point guard Quincy Taylor has signed a professional contract with the Cheshire Phoenix of the British Basketball League in Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Taylor will join the Phoenix after a standout 2014-15 senior season in which he ranked second in the nation with a school-record .480 (86-of-179) three-point percentage and led Longwood with 17.2 points per game.

A native of Wichita, Kan., he became the first Longwood player to earn All-Big South first or second team honors when he was elected to the conference’s second team after adding 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

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Taylor graduated from Longwood University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in May.

Said Cheshire head coach John Lavery to The Chester Chronicle, “Quincy will fit straight into the squad we have here. He is a true point guard who adds to our existing threat from the perimeter.”

Taylor transferred to Longwood from UAB prior to the 2013-14 season as part of head coach Jayson Gee’s first recruiting class.

He went on to lead the Big South in three-point percentage and minutes per game (36.0) while ranking among the conference’s top 10 in points per game, field goal percentage (.434, 188-of-433) and made three-pointers per game (2.8).

Taylor is the second Longwood player to move on to the professional ranks under Gee, joining former All-Big South honorable mention selection Tristan Carey, who was an NBA Development League second-round pick and is currently a member of the Rilski club in Bulgaria.