Kaylon Tappin

Player Info


Name: Kaylon Tappin


Height: 6’1”


Weight: 205 lbs.


Position: Point Guard


Birthdate: May 10, 1996


Hometown: Little Rock, AR.


College(s): Arkansas State-Mid South CC, Henderson State


Previous Professional Experience: Nift Al-Janoub (Iraq-IBL), Piratas de Quebradillas (Puerto Rico- BSN) (Training Camp Only), Svendborg  Rabbits (Denmark-BasketLigaen) 


Current Team: Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club (Nigeria-Basketball Africa League)


Nationality: American

College Career Stats:

2014-2015 Arkansas State-Mid South CC: 16.7 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.5 SPG, 51.7% PPG, 38.5% 3FG, 76.6% FT


2015-2016 Henderson State: 14.1 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 44.4% FG, 37.3% 3FG, 73.3% FT


2016-2017 Henderson State: 13.6 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.1 APG, 1.0 SPG, 37.6% FG, 35.4% 3FG, 80.0% FT


2017-2018 Henderson State: 18.5 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.5 SPG, 41.1% FG, 37.1% 3FG, 85.3% FT


College Accolades:

NJCAA D2 All-Region II 1st Team- 2014-2015


All Great American Conference Honorable Mention- 2016-2017


All Great American Conference 1st Team- 2017-2018

Professional Career Stats:

2018 Nift Al-Janoub (Iraq-IBL): 24.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 4.7 APG, 54.2% FG, 40.9% 3FG, 82.3% FT


2019 Piratas de Quebradillas  (Puerto Rico-BSN): Training Camp Only

2019-2020 Svendborg Rabbits (Denmark-BasketlLgaen): Pre Season Only- left due to injury 

2020 Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club (Nigeria-Basketball Africa League)



Scouting Report:

Kaylon is one of the most athletic guards that you will ever see. Standing at 6’1” 205 pounds, Kaylon has a 40+ inch vertical leap. He is extremely strong and can get anywhere he wants to on the basketball floor. A junior college standout at Arkansas State-Mid South in West Memphis, AR in 2014-2015, he decided to go to Henderson State, a NCAA Division 2 school in Arkadelphia, AR. He had an outstanding career for the Reddies. His senior season he was named First Team All-Great American Conference after averaging 18.5 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 2.4 APG, and 1.5 SPG. He is extremely good off the bounce and finishes very well in traffic. He shoots the ball really well and can score in bunches. He had a career high of 34 points against Arkansas Tech his senior season. Kaylon started his professional career in 2018 with Nift Al-Janoub in the Iraqi IBL league where he averaged 24.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. Kaylon will make an immediate impact for any team that he goes to. His ability to score is second to none and there are very few guys his size that can finish above the rim like he does. We are very excited to see the growth of Kaylon’s basketball career as he stands to make a living playing the game for a very long time.