Planning A Visit

Hargrave Military Academy combo forward Ryan Taylor (6-6, 215) is in the process of setting up an official visit to Arkansas according to his head coach A.W. Hamilton.

One of the names on the Arkansas basketball recruiting radar is about to set up his visit to Fayetteville.

Chatham (VA) Hargrave Military Academy forward Ryan Taylor (6-6, 215) has been interested in Arkansas for quite some time now according to his head coach A.W. Hamilton.

"Arkansas has done a great job recruiting him," Hamilton said. "They have been down here to see him four or five times and he knows how interested they are in him. I'm not sure where he is going to take official visits to now, but I know he is definitely going to visit Arkansas."

Razorback assistant Melvin Watkins has headed the recruitment of Taylor, an Indiana native who averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists per game this season.

"Coach Watkins and Ryan have developed a great relationship and that certainly has helped Arkansas," Hamilton said. "He sees a lot of things to like about their program and thinks he could fit in well."

Taylor originally committed to Louisville way backs as a sophomore, but ended up matriculating to Hargrave instead to improve his academics.

He has offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Memphis, Seton Hall, Dayton and Boston College.

Taylor has already taken official visits to Cincinnati and Seton Hall.

"He has worked hard to shore up his academics and is now ready to take visits and see what his next step would be," Hamilton said.

Taylor's most impressive game of the season was the triple-double he recorded in a 115-83 victory over St. John's North West Military Academy.

He had 25 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in a spectacular performance.

"I think he had 19, 10 and 6 at halftime of that game so we knew he was in for something big," Hamilton said. "He is just such a match-up problem for people that he gets a lot of things done.

"He used to be more of an inside guy, but he has really worked on his pull-up game and now he can just rise and fire," Hamilton added. "He has turned into a great all-around player with a big-time game."


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