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Former Denison star finds home at North Texas


DENTON, TX -- The all-time leading scorer in Denison High School history is finally settled down after a three year odyssey.

T.J. Taylor came out of high school one of the top recruits in the State of Texas committing to the University of Oklahoma. Injuries kept him out there, and the following spring he'd decide to head over to Paris to play for Chuck Taylor and the PJC Dragons.

There he'd star, earning Third Team All-America honors and a scholarship offer from Van Alstyne native Buzz Williams' Marquette Golden Eagles.

He'd spend the summer there before taking off for Denton, when Williams' assistant Tony Benford took over at the Mean Green helm.

He'd have to sit out last year because of NCAA rules, but now he's back, ready to go and finally feels home.

"I developed a relationship with coach Benford, he's our head coach here and he just got the head coaching job when I was at Marquette, and it didn't feel right for me so I followed him here. Honestly, it feels great. It's a blessing to find somewhere where you feel comfortable and where you're wanted," he said.