Thursday , Jul , 19 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Iowa State dismisses guard Taylor

Ames, IA (Sports Network) – Iowa State University has dismissed senior
guard Mike Taylor from the men’s basketball team Thursday, head coach Greg
McDermott announced.

“Mike and I sat down at the beginning of the summer and clearly defined the
expectations that he needed to meet in order to remain a member of this
basketball team,” McDermott said. “Unfortunately, Mike fell short of the goals
that were set for him. As a result, I have decided that it is in Mike’s best
interests to pursue his academic and athletic career at another institution.”

Taylor earned honorable mention all-Big 12 honors in his only season with the
Cyclones in 2006-07, averaging team-leading 16 points and 4.5 assists per
game. He was suspended from the team in March after multiple arrests.

“I had a great experience at Iowa State,” Taylor said. “I appreciated all of
the fan support and the opportunity to play in front of Hilton Coliseum.
However, due to circumstances I got myself into, it is in my best interests to
further my education and basketball opportunities at another school.”