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Jordan Taylor Looking To Work Towards NBA Roster Spot

Royce White getting a look by the Minnesota Timberwolves was nothing special, since he's considered a potential first round selection in the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft. The man who was working out for the Wolves on Tuesday who was playing just to be looked at in the second round was Jordan Taylor.

The former Minnesota Mr. Basketball and Wisconsin star is not considered a favorite to be taken even in the second round of the upcoming draft because of some holes in his game and his short 6'1'' stature. Right now, he's just working to try and get a spot in the NBA through a big tour of all the teams, and the Timberwolves would seem to be a smart choice considering his roots in the state.

David Khan had some good words about him after his workout:

"There is no question he's a high-character kid," said David Kahn, Wolves president of basketball operations. "He has a lot of appealing attributes. He's able to drive the ball; he showed in college that he could finish around the rim. But, because he's only about 6-1, which is what I think he measured, I think his shot will need to become more dependable."

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.