| Point guard|
170 lb (77 kg)
| Greek Basket League|
6 ft 1.25 in (1.86 m)
DeSoto (Dallas, Texas)
| March 29, 1990 (age 26)
Dallas, Texas (1990-03-29) |
UIC flames men's basketball (#4 / Guard)
Sonya Smith, William Talton
Donte Smith, Shelby Talton, Ciera Hunter
Mountain View College, Navarro College
William Gary Talton II (born March 29, 1990) is an American basketball player for Rethymno Cretan Kings of the Greek Basket League. He played college basketball at Navarro College, Mountain View CC and UIC.
Gary Talton Wikipedia
Talton played high school basketball at DeSoto, leading the Eagles to a 28–9 record and final national ranking of No. 137 during the 2007–08 campaign earning First-Team Division III All-American and First-Team All-Tournament honors during the Mountain View national title run.
Talton began his college career at Navarro College, transferring the next year to Mountain View CC leading the Lions to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III National Championship.
The next year, Talton transferred to UIC, averaging 12.3 points and 4.4 assists as a senior while being named to the All-Horizon League Second Team after guiding the Flames to an 18-16 record.
After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Talton entered the 2013 NBA Development League Draft, being chosen by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the 4th round with the 16th pick.
In 2014, Talton was traded to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, however he was waived later by the Mad Ants. Later, he returned to the Vipers, averaging 14.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 13.5 asists and 1.4 steals per game in 12 matches.
On October 21, 2015, Talton was traded to the Delaware 87ers and after 23 games, he joined the Grand Rapids Drive adding 30 more appearances. Overall, in 53 games, he had 8.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.3 asists in 25.7 minutes.
On July 4, 2016, Talton signed with Rethymno Cretan Kings of the Greek Basket League.
The son of William Talton and Sonya Smith, he has three siblings. He majored in History.