Former VCU basketball star Willie Taylor, a two-time turn-of-the-century All-CAA player, died Saturday. He was 42.
Mr. Taylor initially signed on to play college basketball for the legendary John Thompson at Georgetown but transferred to VCU after a year, where he made an immediate impact as the Rams began their rise to a national brand.
In perhaps his most memorable game, Mr. Taylor scored 41 points against Evansville in his first season with the Rams.
His tenure ended in an equally memorable way when Mr. Taylor was named to the 2003 All-CAA tournament team. He finished with 1,367 points for the Rams.
Mr. Taylor’s death was confirmed in his hometown of LaVergne, Tennessee, where he played high school basketball. A cause of death was not immediately available.
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