Isaiah Taylor entered July 2016 with an uphill climb ahead of him. The former Longhorn point guard from 2013 through 2016 went undrafted as a rookie, receiving only an invite to the Rockets’ NBA Summer League roster.
Step inside the Rio Grande Valley Vipers locker room after a shoot around and you will find rookie guard Isaiah Taylor in his comfort zone — joking with his teammates while boasting an infectious smile.
The Longhorns limped into tournament season with losses in four of their last six games. But head coach Karen Aston’s squad still secured a No. 3 seed in the Lexington Region of the NCAA Tournament bracket.