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ABOUT ANDREW TAYLOR:
Class: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Corbin, Kentucky
16 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals at FIU Game 1 (79-66 W)
20 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists at FIU Game 2 (89-72 W)
Averaging 18 points per game and 8 rebounds per game in the two-game series against Florida International over the weekend, Andrew Taylor has earned Athlete of the Week honors.
Taylor has contributed heavily on the boards this season for Marshall, and he continued that rebounding success against FIU. With 6.7 rebounds per game, he is second on the team slightly behind Taevion Kinsey who is averaging 6.8 per game.
Taylor is averaging 10 points per game on the season which is in line with the numbers he put up last season; however, he has made a distinguishable improvement in his rebounding acumen, going from 4.6 RPG last season to 6.7 RPG so far this season. Moreover, he has grabbed 19 offensive rebounds this season compared to 12 all of last season. His double-double against FIU on Friday was his third career double-double and second of this season.
It was also the third time he has broken the 20-point threshold in his career and the first time this year.
After getting off to a slow scoring start this season, Taylor has picked it up since returning from the winter break. Over the past four games, Taylor is averaging 15.5 points per game.