Utah State’s Quinn Taylor named to the Mountain West squad in the 3x3U National Championship

Utah State Aggies forward Quinn Taylor (10) holds the ball during play against the San Diego State Aztec Warriors in the Mountain West Championship game in Las Vegas, NV, on March 16. The Aggies won against the Aztecs, 64-57, and will be an automatic berth in the NCAA March Madness Tournament.

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State senior forward Quinn Taylor has been named to the Mountain West squad in the Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship, with games set to begin at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday, April 5.

Taylor will be joined on the MW squad by fellow conference seniors J.D. Paige from Colorado State, Deshon Taylor from Fresno State and Kris Clyburn from UNLV.

Taylor finished his career at Utah State having played in 129 games, the fifth-most in school history. Over the course of his career, Taylor averaged 6.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He capped his senior year with one of his best seasons to date, averaging a career-best 8.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Taylor consistently ranked as one of the top offensive rebounders in the Mountain West, averaging 2.5 per game as a senior to rank sixth in the league, and 2.5 as a junior to rank eighth.

Taylor shot better than 50 percent from the floor every year with the Aggies, finishing his career shooting 55.8 percent (319-of-572) from the floor, including a 36.3 percent (45-of-124) clip from behind the 3-point line. Taylor had a career night from behind the arc during the 2018-19 campaign, knocking down a career-high five 3-point buckets against UC Irvine, en route to a season-high 21 points against the Anteaters.

The Mountain West squad is one of 32 teams in the field at the 3x3U National Championship, representing each of the 32 Division I conferences in the country. The teams are divided into eight, four-team pools, with the Mountain West team included in Pool A alongside the ACC, Patriot League and the MEAC.

Games for the Mountain West team will begin at 1 p.m. (MT) on Friday, April 5, when it faces the ACC, and continues later that afternoon with a 4 p.m. (MT) meeting with the team from the MEAC. The Mountain West will then wrap up pool play on Saturday, April 6, facing the team from the Patriot League at 7:50 a.m. (MT).

All games of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be carried live on Twitter or ESPN2. All of the games during pool play on Friday and Saturday can be seen on Twitter along with the Round of 16 and quarterfinal games. The semifinal, consolation and championship games will be televised live on ESPN2, beginning at 1 p.m. (MT) on Sunday, April 7.

Teams will be playing for a $150,000 prize pool and a chance to compete in the 2019 USA Basketball 3×3 Open National Championships, scheduled for May 3-4, in Las Vegas, Nev.

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