The #11 player in the MWC Wire staff is Fresno State guard Deshon Taylor.
Taylor, who is a native of Riverside, California, spent his first collegiate season with UMKC before transferring back to his home state. In 2014-15 with the UMKC Kangaroos, Taylor had a modest role, scoring 7.6 points per game. He then sat out the 2015-16 season per NCAA eligibility rules to become a member of Fresno State the following year.
Last season, Taylor finished second on the team in scoring at 12.5 points per game. He also hit 50 three-pointers, good for second on the team behind only Jahmel Taylor (unrelated). Though Deshon is a great perimeter threat, his driving ability is also worth noting, as he connected on 79 shots at the rim last season (Hoop-Math). Look for both Deshon Taylor and Jahmel Taylor to be a dynamic duo in transition, where they attempted a combined 84 triples in transition last season.
Taylor's mix of efficient offensive output and defensive ability (2.4% steal percentage last season, per KenPom) will make Fresno State a tough out during the season.