Team co-captain … started all 33 games on the year joining Arthur Edwards and Retin Obasohan as the only players to do so … has played in 99 straight games and started 73 consecutive times for the Tide, which leads the team in both categories … finished second on the team in rebounds per game (4.7) and field goal percentage (.571) … led the team with 1.8 blocks per game which ranked fifth in the SEC 63rd nationally … ended the season ranked third in the SEC active leaders in career blocked shots (158) … set a season-high with 14 points in the win over Winthrop (12/16) while grabbing a team-leading 11 rebounds for his lone double-double this year … finished with 13 points, six rebounds and a season-high five blocks against Jacksonville State (12/29) … led the team with five blocks and two steals in the win at Florida (2/13), while scoring 11 points including a pair of emphatic dunks to seal the Tide’s first win in Gainesville since 1995 … scored 11 points and blocked four shots, while leading the team in steals (2) against Missouri (2/6) … led the team in rebounds (9) and blocks (3) at Vanderbilt (1/16) … grabbed nine rebounds, blocked two shots and recorded two steals at Clemson (12/13) … blocked four shots and recorded eight points against LSU (1/23) … blocked two shots against then-No. 17 Notre Dame (11/29) while adding five rebounds, three points and two assists … led the team with eight rebounds while also scoring eight points at Auburn (1/19) … finished 3-of-3 from the field finishing with eight points while leading the team with six rebounds in a career-high 36 minutes in the overtime win at Mississippi State (2/2) … had three blocks against Louisiana (11/20), while also going a perfect 4-of-4 from the field to finish with nine points … led the team in rebounds (10) and blocks (2), while adding six points in season-opening win over Kennesaw State (11/13) … finished a perfect 4-of-4 from the field for eight points and five rebounds against Mississippi State (2/20).
Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ... named team’s Most Improved Player … started all 34 games … led the Tide with 59 blocks, the most in a season since JaMychal Green recorded 70 in 2010-11 … shot 60.2 percent from the field to lead the team … finished third in rebounding with 4.9 per game … recorded three or more blocks in a team-leading eight games and led in blocks a team-high 21 times … set a career high with seven blocks against Appalachian State (12/21) … finished SEC play shooting 70.4 percent from the field … recorded first career double-double against Western Carolina (11/17) with 15 points and 10 rebounds … put up 13 points and matched his career-high with 11 rebounds against Ole Miss (3/3) for his second double-double of the year … secured 11 rebounds against USF (12/2) … scored 13 points while going a perfect 5-of-5 from the field at Tennessee (1/10) … blocked six shots against Auburn (1/24), all in the first half.
Started 18 of the team’s 32 games and is first on the team in blocked shots (40) and field goal percentage at 61.3 percent (38-of-62) ... over the last ten games of the season, he averaged 5.4 points and 1.5 blocks per game, while shooting 66.7 percent from the field (22-of-33) ... collected season-highs in scoring (12) and rebounding (9) in the win over North Florida (12/4) ... had 10 points and six rebounds, knocking down 5-of-5 shots from the floor in 18 minutes of action in the win over Arkansas (2/5) ... played for a season-high 30 minutes while collecting eight rebounds in the loss at Missouri (1/18) ... earned his first career start against Texas Tech (11/14) and led the team with four blocks while also grabbing six rebounds, scoring four points and collecting one steal.
Rated in the ESPN Top 100 as the nation’s No. 9 player at his position, No. 17 in the region and No. 69 overall recruit ... AL.com’s No. 1-rated prospect in Alabama and listed among the Boys Super 5 and first team all-state following his senior season ... averaged 13 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game as a senior ... named the Regional MVP by the Alabama High School Athletic Association ... tabbed the 2013 Tuscaloosa All-Metro Player of the Year ... participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game ... led Greensboro High School to the 2011 Alabama 3A state title ... named tournament MVP during championship title run … selected to Tuscaloosa News Boys Super 5 in 2011 … named to 2011-2012 USA Developmental National Team.
Born Sept. 3, 1995 in Eutaw, Ala. … son of Juanita and Jimmie Taylor … has a brother, Kendrick Fuqua, and two sisters, Aisha Starks and Marcie Starks … member of honor roll throughout high school … his sister Aisha is enlisted in the U.S. Army … cousin of former Alabama basketball standout and 2002 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year Erwin Dudley… majoring in criminal justice.