Tiquan Emmanuel Taylor
Columbia, South Carolina
Athletic shoes. Last gift. Never worn.
A day before it happened, he received a pair of Nikes signed by his teammates. The shoes went to the player who exemplified positivity on and off the court. He couldn’t wait to wear the love from his teammates on his feet.
Six miles from his high school in Columbia, South Carolina, he was selling a PlayStation. A 16-year-old with a gun tried to rob him. Tiquan Emmanuel Taylor, 14, died on Feb. 25, 2018, of gunshot wounds.