|High School:||Harvard-Westlake HS|
Graduated: Bryce will complete his requirements to earn his bachelor’s degree in sociology in the fall of 2007. All five Oregon seniors will graduate by the end of the 2007-08 season.
Career Notes: Became just the 11th Duck to reach 1,000 points as a junior, joining Ron Lee, Luke Jackson, Anthony Taylor, Greg Ballard, Orlando Williams, Blair Rasmussen, Kenya Wilkins, Luke Ridnour, Terrell Brandon and teammate Malik Hairston. Enters his senior season ranked 24th with 1,050 points.
2006-07: Unbelievable performance in the Pac-10 tournament title game where he hit all 11 shots, including a career-high seven threes, in scoring 32 points. Named the team’s most improved player, and was arguably the most improved player in the Pac-10 for averaging 14.1 points per game, which was third on the team and 13th in the Pac-10. Was third on the team in rebounding (4.6). Ranked among the Pac-10’s best in all shooting categories, including overall field goal percentage (sixth at 51.7 percent), three-point field goal percentage (seventh at 42.2 percent) and free throw percentage (fifth at 82.6 percent). One of only two players to start all 37 games. Led Oregon in scoring 11 times and in rebounding seven times. Opened the season with 11 straight games in double-figures. Among those were 20 points and nine rebounds versus Portland State, 11 points and 12 rebounds for his first career double-double at Rice and 18 points against Nebraska. Closed that stretch with 21 points versus Bethune-Cookman, 24 points against Eastern Washington and 21 points against Mercer. Was named Pac-10 player of the week for his performances against BCC, Eastern Washington and Idaho State (14 points, seven rebounds and career-best seven assists). Opened Pac-10 play with 22 points and nine rebounds in Oregon’s first win at Oregon State in four years, the first of eight straight games in double digits. Netted 21 points in upset win at No. 10 Arizona. Strong close to the season with 15 points against Washington and 22 versus Oregon State. Perfect -- literally -- performance in Pac-10 tournament championship win versus USC with 32 points on 11-of-11 shooting from the field, including a career and school record 7-of-7 from three-point range. In the NCAA Tournament: Scored 14 points to help Oregon hold off Miami (Ohio) in the opening round. Led team with eight rebounds to go with seven points in Midwest Regional final versus Florida. Smooth shooter looking confident from the outside again. Has also become one of Oregon’s better defenders. “If you need a guy to take the big one, Taylor’s the man,” said recruiting expert Dave Telep. Keeps defenders honest with an aggressive dribble-drive. The son of former NBA player Brian Taylor has a well-rounded understanding of the game.
2005-06: Never seemed to find his groove in a season that was cut a month short by a hyper-extended right knee suffered during a Feb. 6 practice. Prior to the injury, played in 23 games, starting 13. Ranked fourth on the team in scoring at 9.3 points per game. Ranked third on the team in free throw shooting at 79.7 percent (51-of-64). Reached double figure scoring 12 times. Named to the Hispanic College Fund Classic all-tournament team after scoring 16 points in the championship game against Pacific. Grabbed a career-high eight points to go with 11 points Dec. 27 versus Portland State. Netted 15 points with a career-high five assists Dec. 20 versus Howard. Scored 14 points in Jan. 12 win against Arizona State. Scored season-high 18 points Jan. 28 against USC.
2004-05: Earned Pac-10 all-freshman honors by averaging 11.5 points per game and hitting 34.1 percent from three-point range (29-of-85). Was third on the team in scoring and led UO in points nine games. One of two rookies to open all 27 games. His 26 points at Washington State were the fourth-highest ever by an Oregon freshman. Exhibited a knack for hitting the clutch shot a number of times. For example, his short jumper with 1:01 remaining to put the Ducks ahead for good in the 69-66 Feb. 12 win over Washington State. Prior to that, with Oregon holding a two-point lead Dec. 31 against USC, he hit a lay-in with 1:59 remaining to give UO the cushion to win the game. And perhaps the highlight of the season came Dec. 18 at Fresno State, when his offensive rebound and put-back jumper with 0.8 seconds lifted the Ducks to a big 83-82 non-conference road victory. Also demonstrated the ability for the big game. In addition to the 26-point performance at Washington State (in which he hit six three-pointers), he scored 18 points with five rebounds Nov. 27 versus Marshall. Had 19 points and five rebounds against No. 1 Illinois and 18, including the game-winner, at Fresno State. Netted 18 points in the Dec. 31 win against USC. Went for 20 in home loss to Arizona. Closed year with 23 points in overtime win at USC. Summer notes: Played on the Global Games team with Maarty Leunen and Chamberlain Oguchi.
Before Oregon: Ranked as the nation’s 50th-best player by Rivals and 77th by The Insiders. Rivals’ No. 13 shooting guard (15th by The Insiders). A two-time all-state selection for Harvard-Westlake High School. Three-time CIF Division III player of the year and two-time Mission League MVP. Averaged 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game as a senior. Also hit nearly 50 percent from three-point range. Averaged 28.6 points per game as a junior and broke former Stanford star Jason Collins’ H-W season scoring record with 1,003 points. Also set a school record by scoring 54 points in a game. Team won three straight CIF championships.
Personal: Born Bryce Nicolas Taylor September 27, 1986, in San Diego, Calif. Parents are Brian Taylor and Terry Powell. Has three sisters and one younger brother. Father was a basketball star at Princeton before going on to play 10 professional seasons with the New York Nets (ABA), Kansas City Kings, Denver Nuggets and San Diego Clippers. Father was also his AAU coach. His interests include music, movies and reading novels. High School (Coach): Harvard-Westlake (Greg Hilliard). Major is sociology.