Texas guard Isaiah Taylor drives around West Virginia's Tarik Phillip at the Erwin Center on February 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

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WATCH: Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor talks about his decision to enter the NBA draft

Posted May 3rd, 2016


Last month, Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor made the decision to hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft pool.

After two weeks of gathering information, the 6-foot-3 guard announced on April 24 he would hire an agent and go headlong into the NBA draft.

After three seasons, Taylor leaves UT with a career 13.6 scoring average and 4.5 assists per game. Last season, Taylor put up career highs in scoring (15.0), assists (5.0) and shooting (.420). His ability to develop a consistent long-range shot will be key. Taylor made 35 of 119 3-point shots (29.4 percent) during his UT career.


On ESPN.com Tuesday, he discussed his decision process, what Shaka Smart said to him before the decision and how his teammates reacted to the news. Watch the video below: (to view on a mobile device, click here)

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