12  Taylor Gagnon
Taylor Gagnon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenville, N.C.

High School:
J.H. Rose

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 210

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/29/1986


The Outlook
Only fourth-year senior on the team ... Earned spot on the team as walk-on prior to the start of the 2004-05 season ... Has all the intangibles that a coach looks for in a player ... Solid player off the bench ... Good rebounder that continues to improve as a perimeter shooter.

As A Junior (2006-07)
Played in all 30 game averaging 2.0 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Averaged 13.6 minutes per game ... Played over 20 minutes in a game six times ... Played a season-high 28 minutes in the home finale against UTEP ... Scored in 20 games ... Netted a season-best nine points against Limestone, while grabbing five rebounds ... Highest scoring Conference USA game of the year was seven points at Rice ... Established a new career-high for rebounds with six at home against Marshall and Limestone ... Grabbed four offensive rebounds at home against Marshall ... Recorded three steals at Liberty.

As a Sophomore (2005-06)
Played in 27 of 28 games during the season and made four starts ... Averaged 1.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11.3 minutes per game ... Netted double figures for the first time in his career with 10 points at home against Western Carolina ... The game against Western Carolina was his first of three consecutive starts ... Was in the starting lineup in the Pirates' C-USA Tournament game against UCF ... Grabbed a career-high five rebounds against UCF in the conference tournament ... Tallied four rebounds in four other games ... Registered over 20 minutes played in three games, including a career-best 32 minutes against Western Carolina.

As a Freshman (2004-05)
Averaged over six minutes per game in 18 games played ... Finished the year with a 1.4 points and 0.6 rebounds per game ... Made his lone start of the season at DePaul, scoring six points on 2-of-3 shooting from behind the arc in 24 minutes of action ... Came off the bench to play double digit minutes against Winthrop, St. Andrews, Louisville and Tulane ... Netted five points in games against St. Andrews and Tulane ... Grabbed three rebounds in games against Belmont Abbey and DePaul ... First career field goal made was a three-pointer against Belmont Abbey.

High School
Averaged 14 points and nine rebounds as a senior for coach James Rankins' squad ... Named conference player-of-the-year as a senior ... Helped team to a 25-0 start and conference championship before losing in the East Regional Semifinals in 2004 ... Earned all-conference honors as a junior ... Was a pitcher for Rose's back-to-back state baseball championship teams in 2003 and `04 ... Three-time N.C. Scholar Athlete and member of the National Honor Society.

Personal
Attended the East Carolina Boy's basketball camp for three years ... Parents have held ECU basketball season tickets for 11 years ... Son of Greg and Karen Gagnon ... Born June 29, 1986 in Columbia, Mo. ... Academic major is business ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll in 2004-05 ... Was a member of the Greenville Tar Heel team that went to the Little League World Series in 1998.