Taylor, a six-foot sophomore guard out of Pacific Hills (Calif.) High School, averaged 3.5 minutes per game and 1.0 point per game this season. Taylor was a three-star prospect who joined the Huskies as part of the 2013 recruiting class that included two other higher-rated guards: McDonald's All-American Nigel Williams-Goss and Darin Johnson.
Washington coach Lorenzo Romar addressed Taylor's departure in a statement.
“Jahmel’s upstanding character and role on this team has been an asset to our program,” said Romar. “He has been a great teammate for the last year and a half and we’ve enjoyed coaching him. We will assist him in any way that we can as he looks for a new school and we wish Jahmel the best in the future.”
Washington won its first 11 games of the season and climbed to No. 13 in the AP poll before losing last month to Stony Brook.
The Huskies open Pac-12 play against California Friday night in Berkley, Calif.
- Will Green