Taquan Dean’s name is all over the UofL 3 point record books. #1 in all time makes (359), #1 in all time attempts (896) and #3 in all time 3 point field goal percentage (.447). He is the only Cardinal to post two seasons with 100+ three pointers made (122,105). Only one other guy has had 1 season with 100 and that’s Preston Knowles (100). He also had over 500 career rebounds and over 1,600 points. All of those things made up a fantastic Cardinal career but all of those things didn’t happen by accident. Taquan has been playing professional basketball overseas for 8 seasons now. Dean, a New Jersey native, spends most of his summers here in Louisville from what I have seen myself. I have been around Louisville basketball for 15+ years, counting the school and just the area in general. I have friends I work out with during the summers that run in the same workout circles as Taquan. This guy is as nice off the court as he is on the court. Why is he so good?
In this weekly series we are going to let you watch one of the all time Louisville greats, Taquan Dean, doing what he loves to do. Over the next 4 weeks I will release footage of former UofL Basketball Graduate Assistant Tim Gray putting Taquan through different workout movements to help evolve and sharpen his craft.. In these videos you will see just how special Taquan is and how you may want to train if Basketball is your dream. His hard work, hustle and determination really shines through on the court. Plus as you will see in the first video….he can still shoot the three. Enjoy!
In this next video Taquan goes through some more individual instruction with Tim set to a portion of a song from DMX.
Thanks to Tim and Taquan for letting us into their world and we look forward to bringing you the rest of the videos.