"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Marquette receives commitment from Steve Taylor


Steve Taylor, a 6'8" forward from Chicago's Simeon High School verbally committed today to play for Buzz Williams and Marquette. Taylor is ranked as the 93rd best player in the country in the ESPN 100 (#75 by Scout), and chose Marquette over Missouri, DePaul, Xavier, Providence, Iowa, Ohio U and Southern Illinois among others. He is considered the top recruit in the state of Illinois by some recruiting services, including the highly regarded Bullseye Brothers. Recruiting services have him ranked between a 3 star and 4 star player. Taylor has a solid 3 point shot and is a smooth player with high athleticism. Needs to get stronger and tougher, but expect him to continue to make great strides his senior year of high school before stepping onto the MU campus.

This is the first Illinois recruit landed by Buzz Williams since Reggie Smith, who transfered to UNLV last December. Taylor was the #1 target for DePaul. Taylor becomes the third player in the 2012 recruiting class joining TJ Taylor (no relation) and Jamal Ferguson.

Linked are several recruiting evaluations and articles on Mr. Taylor. Congratulations to Buzz Williams and welcome to Marquette University Mr. Taylor

Taylor Chooses Marquette - Columbia Daily Tribune

ESPN Steve Taylor ranking

NBE Basketball Report - Steve Taylor

Journal Sentinel

Yahoo Sports - Steve Taylor Profile

Scout Profile of Taylor

Here are some video clips. Enjoy some basketball candy.

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