Monmouth’s most dominant player last season, Travis Taylor, announced just a few months ago that he would be transferring .
The 6’7”, to-be junior forward transferred from the university in hope of raising his chances to play in the NBA.
“Travis’s mother contacted me by phone and declared that they have decided that her son needed to move on to further enhance his chances of playing in the NBA,” Dave Calloway said.
“We are truly disappointed in Travis’s decision to leave Monmouth,” said Calloway. “His teammates stood by him this past season and were counting on him this upcoming year. We wish Travis the best and truly hope he finds what he is looking for.”
Taylor has certainly improved his chances of fulfilling his dreams.
According to Gary Parish of CBSSports.com, he will be transferring to Xavier to join head coach Chris Mack.
Monmouth—a member of the Northeast Conference—struggled tremendously last year finishing eighth in the conference and losing their first game in the Northeast Conference Tournament.
Even through his team’s struggles, Taylor managed to put together an outstanding season. He averaged 17.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.
As a part of college basketball transferring procedures, Taylor will not be able to play in any games next season with Xavier but will be able to play again in the 2011-2012 season.