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2012 NBA Draft: Tyshawn Taylor Rated As No. 4 PG

Over at SB Nation, I have a list of the top 10 PG's in the 2012 NBA draft, with former Kansas G Tyshawn Taylor checking in at No. 4:

No.4: Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas

A long and athletic 6'3, 180-pound guard, Taylor is the best defensive PG in the draft. Capable of playing both backcourt positions, he could slide into several roles for an NBA team. However, he's an inconsistent shooter and ball-handler who averaged 3.5 turnovers a game as a senior, and he'll have to become a more reliable player on and off the court to stick in the NBA.

There's little chance that Jayhawk fans forget Taylor's tumultuous career path, featuring multiple suspensions, a possible role in an on-campus brawl with the football team as well as a head-scratching disregard for decision making as a senior PG.

However, Taylor was a featured contributor on three excellent Kansas teams, and he had the skills and versatility to adapt to a lot of different roles in the back-court.

He won't be a star in the NBA, so he'll need to consistently knock down perimeter jumpers and cut down on his turnovers to stick, but his ability to contribute on both ends of the floor from both back-court positions could make him a 10-year player at the next level.

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