Jeff Taylor
Personal information
Born(1960-01-01)January 1, 1960
Blytheville, Arkansas
DiedMarch 2020(2020-03-00) (aged 60)
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolHobbs (Hobbs, New Mexico)
CollegeTexas Tech (1978–1982)
NBA draft1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Number13, 35
Career history
1982–1983Houston Rockets
1986–1987Detroit Pistons
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Jeffrey Taylor (January 1, 1960 – March 2020) was an American professional basketball player.[1] He played for three years at Texas Tech University, before being drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 1982 NBA Draft. Taylor played one season with the Rockets in the 1982-83 NBA season, and another with the Detroit Pistons in the 1986-87 NBA season.

After his NBA career ended, he continued playing in Europe, eventually settling in Sweden. His son, Jeffery played college ball at Vanderbilt,[2] and was selected in the 2012 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.

Taylor's death was announced by Texas Tech on March 5, 2020. No exact death date was given.[3]


  1. ^ Svensson-Parenti, Simon (10 March 2020). "Dolphins ikon Jeff Taylor är död – blev 60 år" (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Jeffery Taylor". Vanderbilt University Athletics. Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-03-16.
  3. ^ Don, Williams (March 6, 2020). "Tech star Taylor dies at 60". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved March 28, 2020.