Men's basketball inks Bahamian forward

From left to right: JBU assistant coach Aaron Niven, D

From left to right: JBU assistant coach Aaron Niven, D'Shon Taylor, head coach Clark Sheehy.

Siloam Springs, Arkansas (February 15, 2012) — D’Shon Taylor, a 6-6 forward from Nassau, Bahamas, has signed a national letter of intent to play men’s basketball at John Brown University next school year.

“We are so excited to add D’Shon to our program” said head men’s basketball coach Clark Sheehy.  “We feel like he has the academic background as well as the athletic ability to be a real asset to our program.  We are looking forward to getting him here next fall.”

Taylor, a product of R.M. Bailey Senior High School in the Bahamas, averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists per game during his senior season at R.M. Bailey.

During that time, he helped R.M. Bailey win the Government Secondary School Sport Association (GSSSA) 2011 High School Basketball Championship.  He also led his team to a championship crown in the Bahamas’ National Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic, which features top private and public high school teams in the Bahamas.  Taylor earned All-Tournament honors for both events.

Taylor, the son of Olga Hepburn, plans to major in electrical engineering.

About JBU

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked first among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 44 countries. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.  Visit www.jbu.edu to find out more about John Brown University.

JBU Athletics is a member of the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC), which is an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).  JBU men’s basketball is currently 21-5 overall and ranked 13th in NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball.  In 2005, JBU won their first ever NAIA National Championship, and in 2010, JBU won their first ever SAC Tournament Championship.  To find out more about JBU athletics, visit www.jbu.edu/athletics/.

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From left to right: JBU assistant coach Aaron Niven, D'Shon Taylor, head coach Clark Sheehy.