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Tayshawn Comer joins UE men’s basketball program


Comer transfers to UE from Eastern Kentucky

 EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Former Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team member Tashawn Comer has officially joined the University of Evansville men’s basketball team.  The Eastern Kentucky transfer is a native of Indianapolis where he played for Cathedral High School.

“We are extremely excited to add Tayshawn and his family to our Aces family.

I have had the privilege of knowing Tayshawn since he was a junior in high school,” UE head men’s basketball coach David Ragland said.  “I have always admired his passion for the game of basketball and his work ethic to improve his game.  Tayshawn is extremely competitive and committed to doing what it takes for his team to win.  He has won everywhere that he has been and possesses all the attributes of a leader.”

“Tayshawn prides himself on defending and creating for his teammates both characteristics we were looking to add at the point guard position. My staff and I felt it was necessary to add an experienced point guard to our roster to help us make another jump towards playing in the NCAA tournament next spring,” Ragland continued.  “We have been focused on not only really good players but also really good people to our roster and Tayshawn fits our profile.”

“Aces fan will love watching Tayshawn play in an Aces uniform.”

Comer completed his sophomore season for the Colonels averaging 7.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.  He dished out 92 assists while recording 26 steals.  His 92 helpers was second on the team while his steal total was tied for third.  With an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.6, Comer ranked 9th in the ASUN.

He played some of his best basketball as the 2023-24 season came to a close.  After scoring 22 points versus Central Arkansas, Comer reset his career mark with 23 points at Austin Peay on February 28.  In nine games in the month of February, he averaged 12.4 points per game.  Comer’s efforts in the last four contests of the month saw him post 16 PPG while shooting 55.3%.

One of his top all-around performances of the year came on Feb. 7 where he finished with nine points, six assists, three rebounds and a steal against Florida Gulf Coast.

“To the University of Evansville and our community, I am excited to come here to win and help the program get back to where it used to be,” Comer stated.

As a freshman in 2022-23, Comer paced EKU with 134 assists while finishing seventh in the ASUN with his mark of 3.6 per game.  He was named to the ASUN All-Freshman Team for his efforts in his inaugural collegiate season.

Prior to joining the Colonels, Comer was named the Indianapolis City Player of the Year while garnering All-State recognition.  ESPN rated him a 3-star recruit and the 40th-ranked point guard in the nation.  The finalist for Indiana Mr. Basketball posted 17 points, 6.2 assists and 3.3 rebounds in his senior campaign.