Wisconsin senior guard Jordan Taylor has been named to the Associated Press
(AP) preseason All-America team. Taylor was selected as one of the nation’s top five players on Monday.
Taylor is the only senior selected to the first team. He joins sophomores Jared Sullinger (Ohio State), Harrison Barnes (North Carolina), Terrence Jones (Kentucky) and Jeremy Lamb (Connecticut).
Taylor received 51 of a possible 65 votes, to rank third in the polling for the All-America team.
Since the AP began awarding All-America teams in 1948, Wisconsin has been represented by Don Rehfeldt (2nd team in 1950), Devin Harris (2nd, 2004), Alando Tucker (1st, 2007) and Taylor.
The 6’1 Taylor averaged 18.1 points and 4.7 assists last season in leading the Badgers to a 25-9 record, third place in the Big Ten and their 13th straight NCAA tournament appearance in 2010-11.
Wisconsin opens the season ranked No. 15 in the AP’s preseason top-25 poll. They open play on Nov. 5 in an exhibition contest vs. UW-Stevens Point.