Men's Basketball

Dale Taylor   13
Dale Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boston, Mass.

High School:
Thayer Academy

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 225

Position:
Center


GENERAL...A good athlete who adds a physical presence to the Saints' inside game...Has a good jump shot for a big man and a variety of inside moves...Has developed into one of Siena's better shot blockers.

2000-2001?Missed the last 22 games of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot?Played in nine games, starting five?Averaged 4.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest?Shot 48% from the floor and blocked six shots in just 130 minutes of action?Scored season-high nine points in opener versus Radford (11/24).

1999-00...Played in 32 of 33 games...Led team in blocked shots with 18...Connected on 53.8% of field goal attempts...Netted a career-best 11 points in wins over Rhode Island (1/11/00) and Loyola (2/10/00)...Swatted a Siena season-high five shots in loss to Iona (1/24/00)...Ranked 17th in the MAAC in blocked shots (.57 bpg)...Averaged 13.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per 40 minutes.

1998-99...Averaged 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game... Appeared in 28 games, for an average of 6.6 minutes...Registered 14 blocks...Projected over 40 minutes, that was a 3.0 per game average...Scored a career-high eight points against Marist on January 30 in Albany...Scored five points in wins over Colgate (12/9/99) and Rider...Pulled down a career-high six rebounds against Iona on January 24 and against Fairfield on February 1... Also had five boards against Pepperdine on December 30.

IN HIGH SCHOOL...Played his high school ball at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass., where he was a four-year letterwinner...Helped lead Thayer to back-to-back New England Prep School Class B Championships (1996-97, 1997-98)...Averaged 14.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots per game as a junior...Also, as a senior, he helped Thayer to a 27-4 record and a 15-0 slate in the New England Prep School League.

PERSONAL...Born October 4, 1978 in Boston...Is majoring in marketing...Lists listening to music, writing and cooking as his hobbies.

The Dale Taylor File
The toughest arena I ever played in was: The Broncs Zoo at Rider University, because the fans are right on top of you and very loud
My greatest moment in sports was: Every time I step onto the court
The thing I like most about Siena is: Being part of Big Brothers
The thing I like most about Albany is: The surrounding fishing lakes
My advice to children is: Life is a journey and problems are opportunities
The thing that impresses me most about Coach Lanier is: His ambition for the team.
My post-school ambition is to: Play basketball in Europe
My hobbies outside of basketball include: Fishing
My favorite movie is: Malcolm X
My favorite book is: Malcolm X
My favorite class at Siena is: Retailing
My most memorable moment at Siena so far has been: Meeting Bill Cosby as part of the family weekend activities my freshman year
The first time I met Coach Lanier, I thought: He was very genuine

TAYLOR'S CAREER STATISTICS

year g/gs fg fga fg% 3fg 3fga 3fg% ft fta ft% pts avg reb avg pf/dq ast blk to stl min
98-99 28/0 26 49 .531 0 0 .000 6 15 .400 58 2.1 51 1.8 44/0 5 14 12 8 185
99-00 32/0 35 60 .583 0 1 .000 23 44 .523 93 2.9 58 1.8 54/1 11 18 23 12 285
00-01 9/5 13 27 .481 0 0 .000 13 20 .650 39 4.3 37 4.1 27/1 2 6 13 3 130
Totals 69/5 74 136 .544 0 1 .000 42 79 .532 190 2.8 146 2.1 125/2 18 38 48 23 700/10

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