Armed with a roster flush with talent — including Brooklyn Nets rookies Tyshawn Taylor & Tornike Shengelia, former first-round draft pick Dominique Jones, former Boston Celtics forward Kris Joseph, and D-League Player of the Week Willie Reed — the Brooklyn Nets D-League Affiliate Springfield Armor took down the Erie Bayhawks last night 102-96. Even on this talent-laden (for D-League standards) roster, it was Taylor that stole the show, finishing with 30 points (10-19 shooting), seven assists, and four steals in 31 minutes, including the D-League dunk of the night: a fast-break 360 dunk in the second quarter. Watch:
That’s not just the dunk of the night for the Armor — that might just be the dunk of the year for the Nets franchise. Hell, that may be the dunk of many years. No one in a Nets/Nets affiliate uniform has put down a 360 since Vince Carter left. Not only that, but Taylor’s a point guard.
Thanks to our friend Scott Rafferty over at Crab Dribbles for sending the video over, along with this video of Tyshawn Taylor’s highlights from the game. He also broke down what he saw from Taylor’s performance, so head over to check it out.
But after the video, of course.
Crab Dribbles — D-League Dunk of the Night: Tyshawn Taylor’s 360 on the fastbreak
Crab Dribbles: Tyshawn Taylor (30 points) keeps the Armor’s Playoff dreams alive