TJ Taylor will sit out (updated)

Ok, I’m back to the office where I can update this blog/the story without having to do it from the phone.

I talked to Tony Benford and T.J. Taylor about the guard’s status this season.

The NCAA denied Taylor’s appeal for immediate eligibility. If you have been following along, you know the story. Taylor signed with Oklahoma, left the school, spent a season at Paris JC and then signed with Marquette. Taylor left before ever playing and showed up at UNT.

Taylor will have a torn labrum in his shoulder taken care of while sitting out.

It’s a tough break for UNT, but let’s keep in mind that UNT is deep — really deep.

Chris Jones will be back at the point, where UNT also added P.J. Hardwick, who people are under-estimating — a lot. That guy can play, which is why he originally signed with an SEC school.

UNT still has Alzee Williams, who can slide back over to shooting guard now. And don’t forget UNT also has Brandan Walton.

Bottom line, it’s a tough break for UNT to not have Taylor this year, but UNT is really deep and talented and should be able to compensate.