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Hoops Hour with Henderson - Brian Taylor ‘84

July 26th, 2016

Brian Taylor '84 scored 1,239 points in just two seasons at Princeton in the era before freshman eligibility and before departing for professional basketball. A two-time first-team All-Ivy Leaguer and the 1971 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Taylor was selected by both the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA and the New York Nets of the ABA. He joined the Nets and earned ABA Rookie of the Year honors in 1973 before helping the Nets to ABA titles in 1974 and 1976. He went on to play in the NBA for the San Diego Clippers, Kansas City Kings and Denver Nuggets as part of a 10-season ABA/NBA career.

1:05: On growing up in Perth Amboy, N.J.

12:07: On choosing Princeton

18:35: On acclimating to Princeton

26:10: On choosing to return to Princeton after his ABA/NBA career

31:17: On going to the ABA and post-college life

47:33: On today's NBA

49:07: On the 3-point shot

53:50: On his nickname "BT Express"

55:51: On Julius Erving

57:00: On the definition of Princeton basketball

59:35: On life after basketball

73:55: On Pete Carril's impact

Opening sequence courtesy bensounds.com & ESPN.

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