HoopsHype Jeffery Taylor rumors

March 27, 2014 Updates

Sweden will be without Detroit Pistons’ Jonas Jerebko for this summer’s Eurobasket Qualifiers as he as chosen to concentrate on the next NBA season instead. The national team’s cause is not helped with the news that Charlotte Bobcats forward Jeffery Taylor is also unlikely to feature due to an Achilles injury that he suffered against Jerebko’s Pistons just before Christmas. TalkBasket

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While Taylor will almost certainly enjoy his time at home with his mom, the rest of his family and friends, it’s still going to be a business trip. He’ll be joining the Swedish National Team for Training Camp less than a week later as they prepare for Eurobasket 2013, which will be played from September 4-22 in Slovenia. It won’t be the first time Taylor’s had the chance to represent his country. He played with the under-15, under-16, under-18 and under-20 Swedish national teams. Having spent most of his basketball career associated with his national team, taking the court at Eurobasket 2013 will be a special moment for Taylor. “It’s just like the American guys. They love representing their country. … It’s the same for me,” said Taylor. “I grew up over there. I was immersed in the Swedish culture – it’s my home. I’m definitely blessed to have the opportunity to play for the country.” NBA.com

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Charlotte Bobcats guard-forward Jeff Taylor had a weight problem. Just not the kind most of us experience. After traveling around the country last spring for predraft workouts, he wasn’t himself. He had dropped about 15 pounds from his playing weight at Vanderbilt and he never gained it back during his rookie season. “Last year I felt weak and never had a chance to build back up,” Taylor said at a practice Saturday on UNLV’s campus. “During the season it’s hard to start gaining weight.” Charlotte Observer

Last season the 6-foot-7 Taylor was down to 208 pounds. Now he’s back up to 222, and he’s performing better. In the Bobcats’ opening game of the Las Vegas summer league Friday, Taylor scored 24 points off 9-of-17 shooting, including a spectacular second-half dunk against the San Antonio Spurs. Charlotte Observer

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Sweden will need all hands on deck in September when they compete in the Final Round of a EuroBasket for the first time in a decade. They now know that one the most promising players in the national team set-up, Charlotte Bobcats rookie Jeffery Taylor, will be with the squad in Slovenia when it takes on Turkey, Greece, Russia, Italy and Finland in Group D. FIBA.com

The 2.01m guard/forward last wore a Sweden shirt in 2008, when he played at the U20 European Championship Division B and averaged more than 19 points and nine rebounds. "It will be incredibly fun to represent Sweden again," Taylor said. "To play with the national team against the best opposition in Europe is something I have looked forward to for a long time. "It's great that everything has been resolved." FIBA.com

July 13, 2012 Updates

Rick Bonnell: #Bobcats sign Jeffery Taylor. Shaky as team's history is with 2nd-rd picks, he looks so far like a keeper. Twitter

March 5, 2011 Updates

Jeffery Taylor said he has not decided whether to return for his senior season. Junior Festus Ezeli said he isn't yet thinking about entering the NBA draft. The Tennessean

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