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Kellon Taylor
Kellon  Taylor

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Landover, Md.

High School:
DeMatha Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/16/1998



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Two-sport athlete competes in both football and basketball for the Dukes.

As a Sophomore (2017-18)
• Played in 29 consecutive games after missing the first three games while finishing up football season.
• Was in uniform for the first time for the Nov. 19 Robert Morris game. The RMU game was day after Duquesne’s football season concluded at Bryant.
• Made his first career start and first appearance of the season - after just four practices - on Nov. 27 vs. Cornell.
• Saw his minutes per game increase from 4.8 as a freshman to 19.4 as a sophomore.
• Had eight rebounds and eight points in 18 minutes off the bench in his second game back, vs. Pitt.
• Followed the Pitt game with eight more rebounds and a career (and team) high seven assists in 26 minutes vs. Maryland Eastern Shore.
• Established a new career high with nine boards in 22 minutes vs. Lamar.
• Scored in double digits twice in conference play with 13 vs. Fordham and 11 in front of friends and family at George Washington.
• Corralled a ball off the backboard and laid it in with 4.8 seconds left to force a second overtime in the triple-overtime win over La Salle. Finished with eight points and six rebounds in 30 minutes.
• Posted his first double-digit game with 11 points (4-of-9) in 25 minutes at George Washington.
• Went 5-of-5 (with three dunks) in scoring a career-high 13 points in 20 minutes vs. Fordham on Feb. 10. Added seven rebounds vs. the Rams.

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.

As a Sophomore Duquesne Football (2017)
• Duquesne competes at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level in football in the Northeast Conference (NEC).
• Was fourth on the team with 20 catches for 276 yards and three touchdowns for the 7-4 Dukes in 2017.
• Had two catches for 47 yards, including a 15-yard second quarter TD that gave the Dukes the lead for good, in a 28-23 win at Dayton on Sept. 16. (Dayton competes at the FCS level in the Pioneer Football League.)
• Also had a 23-yard TD reception in DU’s 51-14 conference win at Robert Morris, giving him two career TDs vs. the Colonials.

As a Freshman Duquesne Football (2016)
• Saw action in eight of 11 games at wide receiver for DU’s Northeast Conference co-champion.
• 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.

High School
• 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.

Personal
• 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 2017 NBA No. 1 overall draft pick Markelle Fultz (U. of Washington/Philadelphia 76ers) at DeMatha.
• Sociology major with a minor in communication studies. Date of birth: 1/16/98.

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High Games entering 2018-19
Points - 13, Fordham (So.)
Rebounds - 9, Lamar (So.)
Assists - 7, Maryland Eastern Shore (So.)
Steals - 2 (four times), at George Washington (So.) last
Blocks - 2, St. Bonaventure (So.)
3-Pointers - 1, (three times), Fordham (So.) last
Minutes - 30, La Salle (So.)

Superlatives
Double-Digit Scoring Games - 2 (0 Fr. / 2 So.)
20-Point Games - 0 (0 Fr. / 0 So.)
10-Rebound Games - 0 (0 Fr. / 0 So.)
Double-Doubles - 0 (0 Fr. / 0 So.)

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