Taylor racks up offers

After a breakout junior season, Steve Taylor has been picking up offers, and made two recent unofficial visits.

Since the beginning of his junior season Steve Taylor has been picking up a lot of interest. The Chicago (IL) Simeon High School forward plays alongside top 2013 forward Jabari Parker, and has earned attention with his own play. Taylor turned his strong season into an invitation to attend the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp.

At the camp Taylor was solid with his play, and learned a lot about his game and how to play with and against other top players.

"It is fun, this my first camp like this," said Taylor of the NBA Camp. "I think I played well, and my team won a lot, so I liked it."

Recruiting wise Taylor has offers from Missouri, DePaul, Northwestern, Ohio University, Iowa, Memphis, and Marquette.

Recently Taylor made a visit to Marquette, and he liked what he saw from the Big East school.

"It was real nice," Taylor said. "I got to see the facilities and meet the coaches. Coach (Buzz) Williams seems like he is a real cool dude."

Also Taylor has made a recent visit to Missouri. He was able to see the campus and meet the new staff at the school.

"Coach (Frank) Haith and his staff seem real cool," Taylor explained. "I kind of like how everything is new around there, and that could be a good fit for me with how they how they play."

Currently Taylor has no timetable to make a decision, and doesn't know how many, if any, official visits he will take during the process. Still Taylor has a good idea of what he will be looking for in a school.

"I am looking for a place where I get along with the coaches and players," said Taylor. "That is what is most important, but I also want to go to a place where they have a winning program and where I can develop for the next level."

Currently Taylor is the No. 68 player in the nation according to Scout.com and the No. 16 power forward.

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