A seven-part photo series commemorating this season's Chattanooga Mocs basketball team concludes today with a photo gallery of Ricky Taylor. Taylor is the lone senior to start and finish his collegiate career at UTC.
And what a career it was. Ricky finishes as the sixth leading scorer in the Mocs' impressive DI history with 1,225 points. He ended ranked in the top 10 in five other categories.
Taylor is third on the career lists in field goals attempted (998), seventh in three-pointers attempted (450), ninth in three-pointers made (157) and 10th in field goals made (408). His 86 starts in 119 overall appearances ties for 10th as well.
Ricky led the Mocs in free throws made each of the last three seasons hitting 245 of his 252 career total in that stretch. He is the first Chattanooga guard to lead his team in free throws made three straight years.
No one can talk of Taylor's career without mention of one special night. He scored 41 points setting a McKenzie Arena record against a DI opponent in the Mocs' thrilling double overtime win over UNCG on January 27, 2011. It was the third-most points in a game in school history and second-best in a Southern Conference matchup.
Taylor played on one SoCon Tournament title team (2009) and two North Division Champs (2009, 2011) while making one NCAA appearance (2009). He graduated with his degree in accounting in December 2011 and began work on his MBA as the season continued.
Ricky ends his career with 68 double-digit scoring nights including 11 20-point contests. He led the Mocs in scoring 27 times and in rebounding six times with two double-doubles on the wing. His final stat line reads: 1,225 points, 362 rebounds, 159 assists and 60 steals.