HerdZone will conduct a series of Q&A features with newcomers to the 2016-17 Marshall men’s basketball team. Today’s feature is on Phil Bledsoe
HerdZone will conduct a series of Q&A features with newcomers to the 2016-17 Marshall men’s basketball team. Today’s feature is on Ky’re Allison
Marshall picked fourth in preseason poll
Thundering Herd's 2016-17 began with a practice on Monday
The Thundering Herd to play at Ohio State, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh
Photos from Marshall vs. Middle Tennessee in the semifinals of the C-USA Championships on March 11, 2016.
Photos from Marshall's 87-85 victory over UTEP in the C-USA Quarterfinals on March 10, 2016, in Birmingham, Ala.
Photos by Rick Haye
Herd vs Louisiana Tech
Photos from Marshall men's basketball's 82-65 win over Old Dominion on Feb. 20, 2016
2015-16 (JUNIOR): 2015-16 Preseason All-Conference USA Selection … received Mike D'Antoni "Mr. Marshall" Award from Herd coaches ... became Marshall’s 50th 1,000-point scorer (Dec. 17, against West Virginia) … passed coach Dan D’Antoni (1,109) and Mike D’Antoni (1,227) on the Herd’s all-time scoring chart … became the sixth player in program history to record at least 1,300 points and 700 rebounds in his career, alongside Charlie Slack, Hal Greer, George Stone, Russell Lee and J.R. VanHoose … one of three Herd players to start all 33 games … posted six double-doubles, second-most on team … third on team with 14.2 points per game … averaged 6.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game … team-high field goal percentage (55.4, 168-of-303) … shot 32.8 percent from long range and 64.7 percent from the free throw line … named to Global Sports Classic All-Tournament team … career-high 27 points against N.C. Central (Dec. 14), 11 free throws made against WVU (Dec. 17), eight assists versus FIU (Jan. 9) … 24 games in double-figure scoring with six 20-point games … six games with 10 or more rebounds … six games with five or more assists.
2014-15 (SOPHOMORE): All-Conference USA Third Team ... named Hal Greer Most Outstanding Player by Herd coaches ... as Marshall's "point forward," he led the league with 14 double-doubles (all on points/rebounds), including a streak of seven from Jan. 22 through Feb. 14 ... seven-game streak is the longest for Marshall since J.R. VanHoose closed out 2000-01 with 10 ... Herd's leading scorer (14.1/game) and rebounder (8.6/game) ... tied career-high 25 points against WVU Tech (Nov. 18) ... recorded career-highs of 18 rebounds and eight assists against No. 7 Louisville (Nov. 21) ... reached double-figure scoring in 28 of 32 games ... grabbed five or more rebounds in 28 of 32 games, and 10 or more in 14 games ... posted four 20-point performances ... one of two players to start all 32 games.
2013-14 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 31 of 33 games ... Made 29 starts on the year ... In his first season at Marshall, the freshman phenom averaged 12.8 points and led the team with 7.2 rebounds ... He had one of his best performances of his career vs. Alice Lloyd (Dec. 17) racking up 25 points and eight rebounds, all the while shooting 10-of-13 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line ... Scored in double digits in 20 games (20 or more twice) and recorded seven double-doubles ... Received C-USA Freshman of the Week honors twice (Jan. 6 and 27) ... Was named to the C-USA All-Freshman team.
2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Sat out the season as a prop.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for former Marshall player A.W. Hamilton at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. for the 2011-12 season... Helped Hargrave to a 38-1 record and a No. 2 national ranking while averaging 22 points and 11 rebounds... Only loss was in the prep school national championship to Brewster Academy in which Taylor scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds before leaving the game with an injury... Recorded a triple double (25 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists) on Feb. 1, 2012 in a 115-83 win over St. John's North West Military Academy... Played for his uncle, Paul Handley as a senior at Louisville's Western High School... Ranked the 32nd best small forward and 132nd overall by Rivals in 2011... Recorded 24 points and 10 rebounds in the 2010-11 Kentucky-Indiana All-Star game... Played three seasons at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis... Averaged 27.6 points, 14.2 rebounds, 4.2 blocks, 4.1 assists and 3.3 steals and shot 54.9 percent from the field as a junior... Was named first-team all-state as a junior.