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Vandy's Jeff Taylor has NBA potential

Updated: March 10, 2011, 7:39 PM ET
By David Thorpe

Years ago, when asked by numerous college coaches about a certain player, I'd always remind them: "You are seduced by talent, but toughness will win you more games." In the NBA, where the game is more open and fouls are called more frequently, talent trumps everything. But toughness is still sorely needed, especially when guarding talented and tall wing scorers. All of that bodes well for Jeff Taylor, Vanderbilt's best player, and a guy who has real first-round potential.

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