T.J. Taylor Leaves Marquette

Marquette announced incoming sophomore guard T.J. Taylor is leaving the program, and has been granted his release.

Taylor spent last year playing junior college ball in Texas at Paris J.C. The year before that, he was on scholarship at Oklahoma until November, when he also left the program.

In a press release, Buzz Williams had this to say about the situation: ““In TJ’s best interest, he has withdrawn from school today for personal reasons,” Williams said.  “As a program, we are in complete support of his decision and we wish him all the best in his future as a student-athlete.”

A third-team JUCO All-American last year, Taylor was being touted by many to be part of the team’s rotation right away. He can play both guard positions, and is a capable scorer. The left-handed player leaves Marquette not even a month after arriving on campus. He also had been troubled by a shoulder injury which kept him out of play at the Milwaukee Pro-Am.

With Todd Mayo’s status currently unknown at the moment, this puts a bigger question mark on Marquette’s guard situation, with shooting guards Vander Blue and Trent Lockett having unproven back-ups in Jamal Ferguson and Jake Thomas.