2016-17: Conference USA Sixth Man of the Year … Appeared in 26 games, making six starts … Second on the team for points scored, averaging 11.3 per game … Averaged 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest … Scored a career high 23 points at Western Kentucky (Jan. 7, 2017) … Grabbed a career best 12 rebounds at Charlotte (Jan. 21, 2017).
2015-16: Talley started 31 games and saw action in a total of 35 games as a freshman in 2015-16 ... He was one of just five Conference USA rookies to be named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team ... For the season, Talley scored 238 points for an 8.1 average per game, which was the fourth-highest on the team ... Talley hauled down 157 rebounds for the season for a 4.5 average ... He also dished out 56 assists and had 16 steals ... Averaged 23 minutes per contest.
PREP: He played the 2013-14 season at Don Bosco Prep where he averaged 16.3 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game … Don Bosco Prep is located just about one hour outside of Chicago and currently has 14 alums playing Division I Basketball … Scored 20 points in Merrillville's Class 4-A regional championship, advancing to the Indiana state semifinals ... Talley earned Times All-Area second team and Post Tribune Honorable Mention honors in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... He was a Times All-Area first team selection in 2012-13 and All-State honorable mention ...Talley averaged 12.8 points for Merillville High School where he was the team captain and team MVP.
PERSONAL: Son of Zoran Talley and Joy Smith ... Has one sister, Jaz ... Visited China and toured the Great Wall of China ... Played the bassoon in band in the sixth grade ... Grew a foot since freshman year of high school from 5-7 to 6-7 ... Favorite pro athlete: Kobe Bryant ... Dream Travel spot: Brazil.