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Posted Wednesday, August 8th 2018

Taylor back for 2018/19 season

Chris Taylor has extended his stay with Bristol Flyers for the 2018/19 season.

The 27-year-old experienced his first taste of top-flight basketball last year, after joining the club from Derby trailblazers in EBL division one.

Taylor averaged 12.5 points per game during his two-year spell in Derby, whilst also leading the league in steals (2.4) during the 2016/17 season.

"I’m really excited to be back - the team were very welcoming last year and I really enjoyed the Bristol Flyers environment,” he told bristolflyers.co.uk.

“Andreas Kapoulas is a great coach and I was able to learn a lot of things from him last year.

"Our relationship really grew during the season and we both understand what we need from each other. It’s always easier when you know exactly what your coach expects from you.

"I suffered a couple of injuries last year too, so I’m looking to have a full season so I can show the Flyers fans my full potential.

"It’s going to be a new-look squad, but that’s all part of the challenge. I’m really looking forward to meting and playing with the new guys.”


Taylor will be looking to continue his BBL career, whilst studying his second year of a masters degree at the University of West of England. 

Prior to joining the Flyers, Taylor previously played NCAA division two basketball with the Chadron State Eagles in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, where he scored 111 points in his senior year.

"Chris had a very positive first year in the BBL,” said head coach Andreas Kapoulas.

“He was able to contribute to our team on a daily basis with his work ethic and drive to get better.

"He had some very solid performances through the course of the year and he certainly has been working hard this summer in preparation for the upcoming season.

"I feel the experience that he gained last year has been very beneficial to him and he is hungry to show what he can do to help the team with our goals this coming season."

 

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