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January 17, 2014

Austin Taylor works his way back

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McALESTER —

“I really like UCO’s campus, and TU is ranked top-10 in the nation in petroleum engineering degrees,” Taylor said. “And then, OU has a good department, and they’ve contacted me a lot.”

To help prepare for college, Taylor said he’s currently taking or has already taken 10 classes at Eastern Oklahoma State College’s McAlester campus. When he isn’t in class or on the court, Taylor said he enjoys hunting, especially with his father.

“I was supposed to go elk hunting for my senior trip, but I couldn’t (because of) my ACL,” Taylor said. “I couldn’t walk up the mountain. I’m a big duck hunter though.”

Because of his injuries, Taylor may only get to wear the black and gold jersey for a few games this season. But however many he gets, Taylor’s sure to make them count.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.

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