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
Yahoo Sports - Steve Taylor Profile
Scout Profile of Taylor
Here are some video clips. Enjoy some basketball candy.
Sunday, August 07, 2011