UTPB Earns Player Of The Week Honors 12/16/13
by RYAN HAAGE
UTPB Sports Information
UTPB senior Phadarius Taylor has been named Heartland Conference men's basketball co-Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Taylor led UTPB with a season-high 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting in the Falcons 80-66 win Saturday afternoon at Dallas Baptist. He led the charge in the second half, scoring 17 of his points after halftime to help UTPB lead by as many as 20 points after being tied at the half in the 14-point victory.
Taylor is one of five players averaging double-digit points for UTPB, ranking third on the year with 12.1 points per game while shooting second best on the team at a 56.1 percent average from the field.
He is the second Falcon to be recognized by the conference this season, joining Dwayne Soders from three weeks ago.
Taylor shares the honor with Jeremy Espinoza of Newman who scored 25 points in an 86-81 loss at Emporia State.