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Talented two-sport athlete competes in both football and basketball for the Dukes.
As a Freshman (2016-17)
• Saw action in 12 games off the bench after joining the team following football season in late November.
• Went through his first practice on Nov. 22 (football ended on Nov. 19).
• Made his debut with a one-minute stint vs. Jackson State on Dec. 19.
• Played in 10 Atlantic 10 games.
• Totaled four points in three minutes vs. VCU.
• Scored eight points and added two rebounds in a season-high 13 minutes vs. Rhode Island.
Duquesne Football (2016)
• Saw action in eight of 11 games at wide receiver for DU’s Northeast Conference co-champion Football Championship Subdivision football team.
• Finished the season with four catches for 37 yards and one touchdown.
• Made his first reception, for 11 yards, in week two vs. Bucknell. Added catches for 10 yards against Dayton and at Jacksonville.
• Caught his first touchdown pass - a 6-yarder - with 10 seconds left in the first half to tie the score at 17-17 against cross-town rival Robert Morris. Had a second TD catch against the Colonials called back due to offensive pass interference in a game the Dukes went on to win, 31-24.
• DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. (head coach Mike Jones).
• Averaged 8.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.9 steals per game for a 32-5 DeMatha team that finished the season ranked No. 13 nationally (and No. 4 in the Northeast) in USA Today’s final expert poll.
• Helped DeMatha to a Maryland Private School state title.
• Scored 12 points in a win over John Carroll to clinch the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament championship played on the campus of Frostburg State University.
• Hit a floater in the lane to send the Stags’ game against then-No. 14 Chaminade College Prep - and fellow Duquesne freshman newcomer Mike Lewis - into overtime in the Spalding Hoophall Classic. The shot capped a rally from 10 points down with just over three minutes left. DeMatha went on to win the game - which was played in front of a national ESPNU television audience in Springfield, Mass. - 72-69 in the extra session.
• Scored a season-high 16 points, including four 3-pointers, in a win over Bishop O’Connell.
• Was named honorable mention All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) as a junior and senior.
• Caught 31 passes for 540 yards and four TDs as a senior wide receiver in helping DeMatha to its third-straight WCAC football championship.
• Was named honorable mention Private School All-State (Maryland) in football as a senior.
• Played AAU ball for the DC Blue Devils.
• Received basketball offers from Manhattan and Wright State in addition to interest from George Washington, St. Bonaventure and Old Dominion.
• Was also recruited for football-only by Boston College and Virginia Tech.
• Played basketball alongside McDonald’s All-American and No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Markelle Fultz (U. of Washington/Philadelphia 76ers) at DeMatha.
• Full name is Kellon Marcus Allen Taylor. Multiplatform journalism major. Date of birth: 1/16/98.
High Games entering 2017-18
Points - 8, Rhode Island (Fr.)
Rebounds - 2 (three times), UMass (Fr.) last
Assists - 0
Steals - 1 (four times), at St. Bonaventure (Fr.) last
Blocks - 1, VCU (Fr.)
3-Pointers - 1, Rhode Island (Fr.)
Minutes - 13, Rhode Island (Fr.)
Double-Digit Scoring Games - 0 (0 Fr.)
20-Point Games - 0 (0 Fr.)
10-Rebound Games - 0 (0 Fr.)
Double-Doubles - 0 (0 Fr.)