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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 10:58 a.m.

Tony Taylor to the New York Knicks?

Senior guard Tony Taylor charges down the court Wednesday, seeking an opening to set up an offensive play for the Colonials. Elizabeth Traynor | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Then-senior guard Tony Taylor charges down the court last season, seeking an opening to set up an offensive play for the Colonials. Hatchet File Photo

Former Colonials point guard Tony Taylor is reportedly being scouted by the New York Knicks, with Bucketsoverbroadway.com, an NBA-focused blog, reporting that the team invited Taylor in for a workout last week.

Taylor’s agent, Brian J. Bass, told KnicksJournal.com that “a few NBA teams” have the point guard on their short lists, including the Knicks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers. Those comments have given rise to speculation that, if signed, Taylor would likely compete for an affiliated D-League team, where he would be groomed in the hopes of further developing him for NBA play.

Taylor recently competed in a new post-college league, the Basketball Alumni Legends League, or The-BALL. He was a key presence in GW’s backcourt during his tenure with the program, culminating in a selection to the A-10 preseason first team before his senior season. Despite a disappointing final season as a Colonial, when the team struggled to shift to head coach Mike Lonergan’s new style of play and exited in the first round of the A-10 tournament, Taylor netted his 1,000th point while in a GW uniform and was named the team’s MVP for the second straight season.

The scouting rumors aren’t Taylor’s first brush with the NBA. Following his junior season with the Colonials, Taylor briefly declared himself eligible for the NBA draft before withdrawing his name.

What do you think of Taylor’s NBA rumors? Tell us in the comments below.

  • John

    Whatever happens to him would be good for him.