Big July approaching for Taylor

Brendyn Taylor, the younger brother of former Oregon guard Bryce Taylor, is a good prospect in his own right. He talks to about his recruitment.

Over the past year, there haven't been too many opportunities for 6-foot-2, 180-pound Los Angeles Fairfax 2012 guard Brendyn Taylor to impress college coaches.

Taylor didn't play much last summer because of an ankle injury and he played just seven games this past season for Fairfax due to some issues following a transfer from Los Angeles View Park.

A combo guard who could be groomed to play either guard position at the next level, Taylor is one of the top prospects at a very shallow point guard position out west and an impressive July should earn him high major offers.

"This summer is really big," Taylor said. "I haven't been able to get as much game experience as the rest of the players. I've been able to work on my game, but game experience is pretty important."

Despite not getting too much in-game experience lately, Taylor is happy with how his game has come along.

"I think I've improved a lot," he said. "Transferring has really helped me out, playing for a big basketball program. I'm really focused on both basketball and academics. We work out every day and it's a grind getting ready for how college will be. I think it's really helped me out."

To date, Taylor has offers from Colorado and Pennsylvania and says he's received interest from UCLA, USC, St. Mary's, California and Pepperdine.

The offer from Colorado has allowed that coaching staff to get a head start in building a relationship with Taylor.

"I talk to them pretty much not on a daily basis but a lot," Taylor said. "They have a lot of young guards. They had Alec Burks of course and no one really knew who he was coming out of high school and he's about to be a lottery pick.

"I see that as a place I can go to grow. It's close to home and they're looking to build their players and make them into great players."

Taylor is taking his time and is no rush to take visits or get serious about his recruitment.

"I'd like to take all my visits next year," he said. "I haven't really taken any, really. I'll take my officials next year. Right now I'm wide open and just looking for the school that best fits me and where I fit the style of play."

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