Taylor Darby
Taylor  Darby

San Marcos, Calif.

High School:
Mission Hills HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 230




Pepperdine Athletics 2011-12 Year in Review

Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.


Darby, Martin, Moore Earn Spots in NABC Honors Court

Honorees have at least a 3.2 grade-point average and are a junior or a senior.


Sixty-Three Waves Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

The nine WCC schools put a total of 1,093 student-athletes on the list from the 13 sports that the conference sponsors, which is another new conference record.


Men's Basketball End-of-Season Notes

The Waves should return six of 13 letterwinners, while three more players redshirted.


Darby Earns I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team Award

Taylor Darby appeared in all 125 games in his career, tying for second place on Pepperdine's all-time list.


Men's Basketball vs. Portland (2/19/2012)

Senior Night, Basketball Homecoming and a 70-65 win by the Waves over the Pilots. Photos by Martin A. Folb.


Men's Basketball vs. San Diego (2/9/2012)

Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves-Toreros game.


Men's Basketball vs. Gonzaga (2/4/2012)

Martin A. Folb and Associated Press photos of the Waves' game against the #24 Bulldogs.


Men's Basketball vs. Santa Clara (1/28/2012)

Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 74-62 win over the Broncos.


Men's Basketball vs. BYU (1/21/2012)

Pepperdine wore throwback uniforms from the '70s in this game. Photos by Martin A. Folb and the AP.

Taylor Darby Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Appeared in all 125 games in his four-year career, tying for second all-time at Pepperdine ... Became the eighth player in school history to record 100 career starts, and finished seven on the Waves' list with 111 ... Narrowly missed becoming the school's 37th 1,000-point scorer by finishing with 997 points ... Averaged 8.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 25.8 minutes ... He and teammate Corbin Moore became the fourth and fifth three-time WCC All-Academic first teamers in program history ... A two-year team captain.

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Led the team in scoring at 12.3 points per game as a senior ... Off the floor, was a CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District first team pick, a Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete, an NABC Honors Court honoree, an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, a WCC All-Academic first team selection and a WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors selection ... Also averaged 6.0 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 29.8 minutes ... Started all 29 games ... In the WCC, ranked 10th in rebounding, 11th in blocks and 12th in scoring ... Led Pepperdine in points a team-high 11 times, and also led the Waves in double-figure scoring (20 times) ... Scored a career-high 21 points vs. BYU (1/21), and had 20 at Seattle (2/16) ... Posted four point-rebound double-doubles: 11-11 at UTSA (11/26), 14-11 vs. Montana State (12/18), 13-10 vs. Washington State (12/22) and 16-11 at Santa Clara (2/23) ... In addition to his 11 rebounds on three occasions, other season highs were three assists vs. Pomona-Pitzer (11/12), three blocked shots at Arizona State (11/15) and at Portland (1/7), three steals at LMU (2/2) and 37 minutes (twice) ... Had a blocked shot in 10 straight games at one point, tying the seventh-longest streak in school history ... Scored 15 points in the WCC Tournament game vs. San Diego (3/1).

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Increased his scoring average to 7.7 points as a junior ... Second on the team and 14th in the WCC with 5.5 rebounds a contest ... Started 28 of 33 games and averaged 24.8 minutes ... Shot 51.3% from the field ... Scored in double-figures nine times ... Pulled down at least 10 rebounds three times and had five or more rebounds on 22 occasions ... Scored a season-high 17 points vs. Redlands (12/9) ... Had 16 points vs. Saint Mary's (1/8) ... Grabbed 11 rebounds at San Francisco (2/24) and 10 at Utah (12/7) and vs. USF at the WCC Tournament (3/5) ... Other season highs were three assists vs. Santa Clara (1/27), two blocked shots vs. Northern Arizona (11/28), three steals at Santa Clara (2/26) and 39 minutes at San Diego (2/5) ... An Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, an NABC Honors Court recipient, a WCC All-Academic first team member and a WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honoree.

PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Started at forward again as a sophomore and led the team in rebounding for the second straight season ... Averaged 6.0 boards, good for ninth in the WCC ... Also averaged 6.3 points in 24.1 minutes ... Started 23 of 31 games ... Scored in double-figures seven times and had four double-digit rebounding performances ... Scored a then-career-high 18 points vs. Loyola Marymount in the WCC Tournament (3/5) while pulling down a season-high-tying 12 rebounds ... His only other double-double came vs. San Francisco (1/16) with 15 points and 12 boards ... Had at least five rebounds 20 times ... Had other season highs of two blocks (twice), two assists vs. LMU (3/5) and 39 minutes vs. Pacific (11/13) ... Made the WCC All-Academic first team and earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Started more games than anyone else on the team as a freshman ... Played in all 32 games and started 31 ... Averaged 6.1 points and a team-high 6.1 rebounds, which ranked ninth in the WCC (second among conference freshmen) ... Averaged 24.8 minutes, third on the team ... Had three point-rebound double-doubles: 12-11 at New Mexico State (11/21), 10-14 at Cal State Northridge (12/18) and 15-13 vs. Western Oregon (1/3) ... Had four games with 10 or more rebounds, with a season high of 14 at CSUN ... Scored in double-figures in six games, with a season-high 15 points in the Western Oregon contest ... Had other season highs of two blocks (several times), two steals (several times), two assists vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (11/14) and 38 minutes vs. Western Oregon ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mission Hills High School, located in San Marcos, Calif., in 2008 ... A four-year starter on the varsity ... As a senior, was named to the All-CIF San Diego Section first team and was the Valley League's Player of the Year ... Averaged 20.3 points and 11.8 rebounds ... Had 21 double-doubles and shot 56% from the field ... Was in double-figures in 30 of 32 games, scored 20 or more points 16 times and 30 or more points four times, with a season-high 34 against La Costa Canyon ... School won the Valley League title his senior year, and reached the Southern California Division II semifinals and the San Diego Section Championships final ... Also earned all-league first team honors as a junior while averaging 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds ... Averaged 12 points and eight rebounds as a sophomore and made the all-league second team ... Mission Hills had been in existence for only four years and Darby left as the school's all-time leader in most categories, including points and rebounds ... Graduated with honors.

CLUB: Played for Team Odom, West Coast All-Stars and CATS.

PERSONAL: Born in Escondido, Calif. ... Son of Jeff and Lynda Darby ... His father played football at San Diego State ... Has one brother, Dominic ... Majoring in integrated marketing ... Has played basketball in such places as Vancouver and Taiwan ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the location, academics and coaches."

FAVORITES: Enjoys playing video games ... Lists his sports hero as Muhammad Ali because "he displays greatness" ... Favorite pro basketball player is Shawn Kemp ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite movie is Pulp Fiction ... Favorite TV show is Rob & Big ... Favorite musical artist is Jay-Z ... Favorite type of food is Chinese ... Favorite sport other than basketball is football ... Favorite thing about basketball is "the competitiveness."

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