Taylor King Leaves Villanova

Villanova’s been in the news a lot this past week, for better—Corey Fisher’s 105 point game in the Bronx—and worse. What’s the “worse”? Shooter Taylor King is leaving the team and heading back to California, where he’ll enroll at USC, according to Philly.com: “Taylor King says that he loved Villanova and appreciated the two years he spent at the Main Line school, but that he needed to return to his home in Southern California to deal with personal matters. King, who withdrew from the Wildcats’ basketball team in June but had intended to return to Villanova this fall, said Thursday he has transferred to the University of Southern California, just a short trip from his home in Huntington Beach, Calif. The 6-foot-6 forward, who is entering his senior year academically, made the decision to move back west after he returned home following the end of summer school. ‘I just wanted to be back home,’ King said. ‘I needed to be back with my family. I have personal issues I need to deal with and I had to go back. But it’s all right. It’s good.’ King said he considered two NAIA schools in California, Azusa Pacific and Concordia, where he could have played immediately next season. But in going to USC, he’ll have to sit out the 2010-11 season as a transfer, and then have only one year of eligibility left… King played his freshman year at Duke, then had to sit out a year after transferring to Villanova.”