Former Mott All-American John Taylor scores 50, breaks conference record

Posted: March 14, 2013 by Jared Field in JUCO, Mott

Check out former Mott Community College All-American and National Player of the Year John Taylor. The lefty scorer is a junior at Fresno Pacific and he’s setting the D-2 ranks on fire. He has scored over 40 points three times this season, including this:


WINONA LAKE, Ind. – John Taylor became the first player in Pacific West Conference and Fresno Pacific history to score 50 points in a game, leading the top-seeded Sunbirds past #8 Roberts Wesleyan 113-101 in the first round of the NCCAA Tournament.

The 50 points broke a 44-year FPU school record, a Pacific West Conference record, and was the highest point total this season by any player at the NCAA Division II level.

His 50 points came on 23 shots —  a truly remarkable performance.

  1. Freddie McCoy says:

    but they lost in the semi-final and he went 8 for 24 /27pts

  2. Tracy says:

    I’m sorry Jared but do you really think he doesn’t have a chance at all at the NBA? This guy has to be getting some type of recognition or creating some buzz for himself…..

  3. Ty says:

    I understand that Mr. Taylor can play and puts up a ton of points, but what the NCCAA. What kind of organization is this? I have heard of DI, DII, DII NCAA or NAIA DI or DII, but never heard of NCCAA. I saw a couple of he games and he was destroying the competition, but I don’t know how high of a level of competition it was.

    Enough bashing, Mr. Taylor was name NCCAA first team All-American.

    Men’s Basketball DI Awards

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    2013 Awards

    National Player of the Year Charlie Shorter Mid American Christian University

    All American First Team

    1. Will Reinke Oklahoma Christian University

    2. Zimmy Nwogbo Cedarville University

    3. John Taylor Fresno Pacific University

    4. Isiah Elliot Malone University

    5. Anthony Banks Shorter University

    6. Elliot Johnson Tennessee Temple University

    7. Jordan Bowerman Bethel College

    8. Nick Fox Dallas Baptist University

    9. Patrick Hopkins Indiana Wesleyan University

    10. Michael Stanley Emmanuel College

    All-American Second Team

    1. Thadd Varmall York College

    2. Dominque Rambo South Western Assembly of God University

    3. Wade Chitwood Northwestern College

    4. Matt Lorello Geneva College

    5. Vernon Payne Campbellsville University

    6. Malcolm Griffin Fresno Pacific University

    7. Bruce Grimm Grace College

    8. Chris Bellamy Spring Arbor University

    9. Anthony Dorsey Truett-McConnell College

    10. Kris Rosales Hope International University

    All American Honorable Mention

    1. Devin Grimes Roberts Wesleyan College

    2. Zach Miller Bethel College

    3. BJ Wortham Trinity Christian College

    4. Ben Worner Olivet Nazerene University

    5. Greg Miller Grace College

    6. Gavin Scott Mid Continent University

    7. Anthony Freeman Union University

    8. Troy Leaf Azuza Pacific University

    9. Luke Evans Cal Baptist University

    10. Charles King Arizona Christian University

    11. Jordon Block Arizona Christian University

    12. Jeremy Kilgore Hope International University


  4. Freddie McCoy says:

    Why are we talking about Taylor who is playing at lower Division level of Basketball and his two former teammates, Walter Davis and Daryl ‘Boo’ Marshall is playing at Div 1 school and then we have only two MCCAA players from last year who is playing Div 1 had a successful season, Karvel Anderson/ Glen Oak at Robert Morris who just upset Kentucky yesterday in NIT and Nate Duhon/ Lansing CC at Chicago St who won their very first conference title and play in their very first post season tournament, CBI. Duhon had a slow start to the season, he hit 18pts against Oregon St early in the season but his last 5 games,he avg. 17.6 per game. Duhon started play like Duhon toward tournament time, He won the Newcomer of the year in his conference, Second Team, Newcomer Team, All Tournament team and cap it off with MVP of the Tournament

    • Ty says:

      Put up some information about Walter and Boo.

      • Freddie McCoy says:

        Here is the lowdown, Ty
        Boo Marshall/Mississippi Valley State-7.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.8apg
        Walter Davis/ Florida A&M- 2.5ppg and 3.9rpg

        They playing on terrible teams, Mississippi Valley State was 5-23 this season and didn’t quailfy in their conference tournament. They are in same conference as Southern University.
        Florida A&M was 8-23 and lost in the first round to the North Carolina A&T who went on to win the conference tournament and the automatic bid to March madness.
        The two former Mott players, Ralph Eason and Jacob Perry who left the program last year with on had a great season with their new team. They both went to Div 1 Junior College(Mott is Div II).
        Ralph Eason went to Cleveland State C.C in Tennessee, Ralph Eason’s number is 17.0ppg,6.6rpg, 5.0apg. very impressive stats for his first year in a higher level, his team got knock out in semi-final of the district. Jacob Perry went to Shelton State C.C in Alabama. His number is 11.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.1apg but his team won their District but they got knock out in the first round in the National championship just like Mott did.
        Some time Great Lakes get fixated on one player and forgot about the other players of that championship team. We do want know what happen to the other players. John Taylor is playing in one big church league association, now I realize that he will never make the NBA, overseas is his best shot Even lesser players from Mott championship team is playing in NAIA basketball, Anthony Sisson and Jon Trawick. NAIA progams in Michigan is Davenport, Spring Arbor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, etc. They is a total of nine NAIA basketball programs in Michigan which is higher than NCCAA, at least NAIA had a couple players made the NBA. Michigan have a couple good Div II Team here like Wayne St, Grand Valley St, Ferris St, Saginaw Valley, Northwood, Northern Michigan ,etc where Taylor could have play but I think his grades in school was not grat at Mott. My understanding is that you have to have your associate or the required classes for your degree before a decent college consider you in their program

      • Jared Field says:

        The PACWest is a D-II conference. Forgive me for not focusing attention on players who leave the program.

  5. Freddie McCoy says:

    PacWEST is Div II conference but Fresno Pacific is no more than NAIA program who is waiting on their confirmation to be a Div II school.

    • Jared Field says:

      Right. And while they are “waiting” they are playing in a division II conference against division II teams. I’m not sure what is so difficult to understand.

      • Freddie McCoy says:

        Believe me it is not difficult to understand, it is very easy to understand. What you are not understanding is, that I am not giving them any credit for playing Div II Schools. They still don’t qualify for any post season tournament in Div II. So why would Taylor go to a school that is not Div II yet when you have good Div II programs in Michigan. This was the question that I was asking earlier, I already knew about Fresno Pacific situation a year ago, old news.

      • Jared Field says:

        Maybe he didn’t want to stay in Michigan. Maybe he liked the coach. Who knows? The fact that they don’t yet qualify for the D-2 postseason doesn’t take away from the fact that he absolutely scorched D-2 competition.

      • Freddie McCoy says:

        come on, Jared, scorching some D-2 competition is no big deal. His team didn’t play any D-1 this year. You do that most D-2 schools at least play one Div-1 school on their schedule. I still would like see him play a Div -1 school. Maybe his team will play D-1 team next season

  6. Freddie McCoy says:

    you do know that most D-2 schools play a D-1 school

  7. Don says:

    The NCCAA is a Christian organization Spring Arbor, Oakland City are among the members. I attended a tournament years ago in Frankfurt, Ky. Not the NCAA D2 but it has a championship tournament.

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