Friday, June 25, 2010

Former Blue Devil Quits Villanova

Redshirt sophomore forward Taylor King has voluntarily withdrawn from the Villanova basketball program.

The school said in a statement Monday that King plans to remain at Villanova to complete his degree requirements.

King transferred to Villanova in the summer of 2008 after one year at Duke. A McDonald’s All-American at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., King sat out the 2008-09 season as a transfer student and then played in 32 games for the Wildcats in 2009-10, averaging 7.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 19.0 minutes per game.

He recorded a season-high 20 points and nine rebounds in a 97-89 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 9.

Evidently, King has a rep for being a bit of a prima donna and egomaniac. In addition, he may be suffering from "Ralph Sampson Syndrome" - a condition that affects players taller than 6'9" who want to shoot threes and play point guard.

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