One day after Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor was tabbed to the Big 12 coaches’ all-league first team, Taylor was picked to the the Associated Press’ first team as well.
Taylor, a 6-foot-3 junior leads the squad in scoring average (15.0) and assists (4.8). In 2015, he set a career-high in shooting percentage (.421) as the fifth-best scorer in the league.
Taylor is currently dealing with a plantar fasciitis injury, but coach Shaka Smart says he’ll manage Taylor’s practice time this week in advance of the Big 12 tournament.
Shaka on Isaiah Taylor: "We'll manage his practice reps over the next few days. He's just through the roof about playing." #hookem
— Cedric Golden (@CedGolden) March 7, 2016
Shaka on Taylor's plantar fasciitis: "His injury’s a unique one in that it changes from day to day. Some days feel better than others."
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) March 7, 2016
Kansas’ Bill Self was named coach of the year, and Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield was named player of the year.
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