Kansas basketball: Top ten Jayhawks of the decade

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8. Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas basketball 2008-2012

Over his four years with the Jayhawks, Tyshawn Taylor averaged 10.8 points and 3.9 assists per game. He’d be part of four regular-season Big 12 titles, and also go down as one of the highest scorers in Kansas history.

Taylor finished with 1,580 career points, good for sixteenth all-time in Kansas basketball history.

In his 2011-12 season, Taylor had the best year of his career with Kansas. He averaged 16.6 points per game, in addition to helping lead Kansas to a national title appearance against Kentucky. He started all but one game that season.

In that 2011-12 season, Taylor was awarded first-team All-Big 12 honors and also named to the 2012 all-tournament team.

He’d end up being taken in the 2012 NBA draft with the 41st overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers; however, he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets before playing for the Trail Blazers. Taylor is currently playing professional basketball overseas.