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Johnny Taylor (basketball)

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Johnny Taylor
Personal information
Born (1974-06-04) June 4, 1974 (age 41)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Howard School of Academics and Technology
(Chattanooga, Tennessee)
College Knoxville College (1993–1994)
Indian Hills CC (1994–1995)
Chattanooga (1995–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Pro career 1997–2012
Position Forward
Career history
19971999 Orlando Magic
1999–2000 Denver Nuggets
2000 Orlando Magic
2000–2001 Adecco Milano (Italy)
2002 Santa Lucia Realty (Philippines)
2002 Roanoke Dazzle (NBA D-League)
2002–2003 Lokomotiv-Kuban (Russia)
2003–2005 Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia)
2005 Busan KT Sonicboom (South Korea)
2005–2006 Etosa Alicante (Spain)
2006 Blue Stars (Lebanon)
2006–2007 Dexia Mons-Hainaut (Belgium)
2007–2008 Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins (Japan)
2008–2010 Al-Ahli (Bahrain)
2010–2011 Al-Ahli (United Arab Emirates)
2012 Al-Ahli (Bahrain)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Johnny Antonio Taylor (born June 4, 1974) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. A 6'9" small forward from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Johnny Taylor was selected 17th overall in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. In his brief NBA career he played with the Magic (1997–98 and 1999-00) and the Denver Nuggets (1998-00); his last appearance in an NBA game was in April 2000. He was under contract for a brief period with Chicago Bulls (2000 preseason) and Portland Trail Blazers (2001 preseason), but has not played in NBA games for these clubs.

He has played professionally in Italy for Adecco Milano (2000–2001) and in the Philippine Basketball Association.[1]

Taylor later played professionally in Bahrain.[2]


  1. Blog
  2. Johnny Taylor. Asia-Basket.

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