Tag:Tyshawn Taylor
Posted on: March 2, 2011 8:36 am

KU's Taylor reinstated

Kansas junior Tyshawn Taylor will be in uniform for Wednesday night's game at Allen Fieldhouse against Texas A&M, according to a report in the Kansas City Star.

Taylor had been suspended for a "violation of team rules" since Feb. 21. He missed the Jayhawks' past two games -- easy wins over Oklahoma State and Oklahoma -- and was replaced in the starting lineup by Elijiah Johnson, who averaged 10.0 points and 2.0 assists in those two games. Taylor is averaging 8.8 points and 4.7 assists per game.

Kansas is 27-2 and ranked No. 2 in the latest AP poll.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 21, 2011 12:25 pm
Edited on: February 21, 2011 12:28 pm

KU's Taylor suspended

Kansas coach Bill Self announced Monday that junior guard Tyshawn Taylor has been suspended indefinitely from Jayhawks games for "violating team rules."

"Although we are disappointed in Tyshawn, he will remain a member of our team and practice with our team until he is reinstated for competition,” Self said in a released statement.
Taylor has started 26 of 27 games and is averaging 8.8 points and 4.7 assists.

Kansas plays Oklahoma State on Monday night.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: October 16, 2009 9:09 pm

The mystery of "point plankn" is solved

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- I'm here at Allen Fieldhouse, less than an hour before Bill Self addresses the crowd and his top-ranked Jayhawks scrimmage. Looking forward to it. But my main goal today was to sit down with Tyshawn Taylor and ask him the question we've all been wanting to know: What the hell does "point plankn " mean?

So that's what I did.

"You mean point blank?" Taylor said.

No. I meant point plankn. That's what you wrote on Facebook. You wrote point plankn.

"It was supposed to be point blank," Taylor said sheepishly. "It's a lyric from a rap song."

Mystery solved!

"Point plankn" is just "point blank" with some badly missed keystrokes.

Nothing more, nothing less.

And if you'll now allow me to get serious for a moment, I'll tell you that I spent a good while sitting with Taylor this afternoon, and I left feeling less giddy about having so much fun at his expense over the past month. No question, turning himself into the Face of the Fights between the Kansas basketball and football teams with those nonsensical Facebook posts was stupid, and the fact that Taylor dislocated his thumb in a brawl just weeks before the start of practice made Bill Self want to put his head through a wall. It was wrong and opposing crowds will let Taylor hear about it for the rest of his college career.

He knows that.

But I think it's worth noting that Taylor offered no excuses for his behavior, and he didn't try to act like it was some storm created by the media. He didn't blame the local newspapers or the national websites. He blamed himself, and that's something I found refreshing.

"When [the Facebook posts] came out I couldn't really say anything because it really was all right there [on Facebook], and I understand why people took it the way they took it," Taylor said. "When I look back on it I see why people took it the way they took it. But all I can say is that I never meant any harm by it."

Taylor didn't say it exactly, but what I took from that "I never meant any harm by it" comment was that though his status updates made him look like a Lil Wayne protege, he was acting tough more than being tough, just caught up in the moment. He fell into the trap of pretending to be somebody straight out of a rap video. And it would've been fine if he was A) T.I., or B) a typical college student. But he's not; he's a starting guard for the top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, and when you're that then your Facebook posts have the ability to turn into frontpage stories.

If nothing else, Taylor has learned that.

Sure, he learned it the hard way.

But unless I'm really gullible, I'm pretty sure he's learned it nonetheless.

"It's comes with the territory of being an athlete at this level, and I didn't realize it before," Taylor said. "I was doing my Facebook thing, but I never meant any harm. And now I know I can't do stuff like that because people are watching me and watching what I do, and I'm not going to let something like that ever happen again."
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: September 23, 2009 7:17 pm
Edited on: September 23, 2009 7:19 pm

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Jayhawk 'Em

I love people with too much time on their hands.

They make the Internet a better place.

For proof, consider that there is already a Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Jayhawk 'Em site.


Just awesome.

We're not even 24 hours removed from Tyshawn Taylor dislocating his finger throwing a punch at a KU football player, and we've already got a site called PointPlankn.com . The name is a reference to one of Taylor's recent Facebook updates. If you missed the update, well, here you go: “Real n-ggers do real things .. point plankn."

Honestly, I couldn't begin to guess what "point plankn" means. But I've already used it three times today, most recently when I told my wife, "You need to make sure the kid knows his vocabulary words for tomorrow ... point plankn."

Somehow, I think it works.

Anyway, click this link to check it out.

And have fun punching a KU football player ... point plankn.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: September 23, 2009 6:28 am
Edited on: September 23, 2009 11:12 am

KU's Taylor injured in 'skirmish'

Kansas sophomore Tyshawn Taylor suffered a dislocated thumb in a Tuesday night "skirmish" and could be sidelined for four weeks, the Lawrence Journal-World is reporting.

According to the paper, Taylor was the player most seriously injured in an incident between members of the KU basketball and football teams. A source said an argument began as two groups of players crossed paths at an on-campus building, and that punches were thrown.

Taylor was treated and released at a local hospital.

Naturally, he later posted about it on Facebook.

“Real (racial slur)s do real things ... point plankn," Taylor posted before adding, "I got a dislocated finger ... from throwing a punch."

Taylor averaged 9.7 points per game last season.

He got a career-high 26 in a February win at Oklahoma.

Kansas is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Top 25 (and one) .
Category: NCAAB
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