Bryce Taylor signs contract extension with Bayern Munich


American Bryce Taylor has extended his contract with Bayern Munich after agreeing a two-year deal with the option of a third year as well.

This deal means that three-point specialist Taylor can stay in Munich until 2017. The 26-year-old made his debut for Bayern last season, and in 22 Euroleague games has averaged 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds a contest.

Taylor was second in the Euroleague for three-point accuracy at 51 percent and seemed to only get better as the season progressed; Taylor averaged 10.2 points on 53.3 percent three-point shooting and 95.7 percent free-throw shooting in the Top 16.

He was effective in the Beko BBL as well, averaging 11.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting from three-point territory plus he grabbed 3.3 rebounds a game in guiding Bayern to the German League championship.

After spending three years at the University of Oregon, Taylor began his pro career in Italy before heading to Germany in 2010 as he joined Telekom Baskets Bonn. The guard then had spells with Alba Berlin and Artland Dragons before heading to Munich last season.