March 20, 2011 in Sports

Whitworth’s Taylor named Division III player of year


SALEM, Va. – Whitworth senior guard Michael Taylor was named the men’s player of the year, was named to a pair of All-America first teams, and led the West to victory at the NABC Division III All-Star game during an eventful Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.

Taylor was named a first-team All-American by and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

Taylor, of Brewster, Wash., had 18 points, six rebounds and four assists to lead the West to a 92-81 win over the East at the NABC Reese’s Division III All-Star game.

“The weekend was a blast and I got to meet some great players and good people,” Taylor said.

Taylor was also named the NABC West Region player of the year, West Region player of the year and Northwest Conference player of the year in his only season with the Pirates.

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