By TOM LEA
MADISON – Jordan Taylor has a basketball plan in place after going undrafted in Thursday's NBA draft, at least for now.
Taylor, a preseason All-American entering his senior season, has a summer league invite to play with the Milwaukee Bucks summer squad, though that can change at any instance if a better offer were to come about.
“I think summer league with the Bucks,” Taylor said Friday morning. “We’ll see where it goes from there. I don’t know about training camp and all that. It’s probably the best offer I got right now so that could change.”
The Bucks drafted North Carolina’s John Henson and Kentucky’s Doron Lamb during Thursday’s festivities. Only four Big Ten players — Meyers Leonard (11th), Jared Sullinger (21st), Draymond Green (35th) and Robbie Hummel (58th) — were taken during the draft.
“You go where you’re meant to be and where you’re meant to be drafted,” Taylor said. “This is just motivation to work harder so that one day I’ll be able to play in the NBA.”
Taylor did say he has thought about potentially playing in Europe if a potential summer league invite doesn’t evolve into bigger and better opportunities, but for now he’s focusing on his health and getting his body into the best shape he can so he can make the most of whatever chance he receives.
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