Gone Too Soon II: A Tribute To Taylor King

In what has become an alarming trend, lefty white shooters are leaving Big East schools at horrifying rates. Everyone remembers the incomparable Nikita Mescheriakov - someone with absolutely no basketball ability who was forced to transfer to Wake Forest.

Now comes news that Taylor King is leaving Villanova. This was a McDonald's All-American who committed to UCLA and played a year at Duke before heading to the Mainline. WHAT COULD HAVE GONE SO TRAGICALLY WRONG TO FORCE THIS YOUNG MAN OUT?


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Before passing judgment, let's take a look at the tape - is there any precedent for someone with King's skill-set failing at at this level?

He looked terrible in high school

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SO DID NIKITA

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He was laughably bad against Marquette

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 SO WAS NIKITA

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 He had no business driving to the basket

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NEITHER DID NIKITA

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He had absolutely no chance to block a shot

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NEITHER DID NIKITA

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Valued readers - or at least those that LordNick hasn't yet driven away - the intertubes have spoken and in a shocking revelation, unathletic "shooters" who can't hit the broad side of a barn have no business in the Big East. I think this photo about sums up Taylor King's contribution to the Georgetown-Nova rivalry:

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Unclear whether Wake Forest has another scholarship for Nikita II.

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