ACL tear ends promising sophomore season for Taylor

Alabama-Birmingham’s fortunes seemed to rise and fall with those of sophomore point guard Quincy Taylor (FMS ’10).

Taylor averaged 3.6 points per game with 14 assists and 18 turnovers in UAB’s first five Conference-USA games. He averaged 8.1 points per game with 33 assists and 26 turnovers in the next 10 games. He made one 3-pointer in the first five games and hit 18 of 38 3-pointers during the past 10 games.

That was before a torn right ACL ended Taylor’s season early. At that point, Taylor looked to help his team a different way, helping backup Jordan Swing get into the flow of things before UAB’s postseason run.

Following the season, Taylor underwent surgery, with an expected rehab time of “maybe five to six or seven months, depending on how I rehab.”