Taylor’s Season Isn’t Disappointing Ryan

When you’re named a pre-season All-American, the target goes squarely on your back. That’s what the University of Wisconsin Badgers guard Jordan Taylor is finding out.

Stats wise, his senior season isn’t what he and others thought it would be.Taylor’s scoring average is down from 18.1 points a game to 14.5,and his assists per game are down as well.

But Taylor still has a knack for big moments, scoring 27 points in their win Thursday over Minnesota, proving he’s still the heart and soul of the Badgers.

“Jordan’s never changed,” said coach Bo Ryan. “He comes with that look like, ‘All right, what are we going to get done today?’ I haven’t seen anything different in him. And he knows he’s getting a lot more attention. But it hasn’t changed him and his eagerness to be on a team that’s trying to get something done.”

“I think, to him, the most important thing is trying to get everybody playing as well as they can. I don’t think he worries about the numbers, because sometimes numbers can be misconstrued. But he’d like to see those numbers on the left hand side pretty high, and he comes to practice every day trying to do that, so he hasn’t changed,” said Ryan.

The Badgers are 19-6 overall and 8-4 in the conference. They’re next game is Thursday at East Lansing, Michigan against Michigan State.