2014 Intro: Taelin Webb

Taelin Webb is a player to keep a close eye on in the coming months. Here's an intro to the 2014 point guard's game and recruitment.

In a very deep 2014 point guard class on the West Coast, one of the emerging prospects at the position is 5-foot-11, 155-pound La Mirada (Calif.)'s Taelin Webb.

Webb's Team Superstar AAU coach, LeRohn Dodson, described the sophomore's game for Scout.com.

"I think Taelin is a late bloomer and when it's all said and done he's going to surprise a lot of people," Dodson said.

"He's a freak athlete but has no idea how good he's going to be because he's so athletic. He just jumped 6-6 in a high jump as a 5-11 sophomore. He's quick, he's strong and once he grows and continues to develop he'll be very good.

"He shot lights out this year, he's using his burst to get by guys and his decision making has improved. He's far from a polished point guard at this point but he has a lot of physical advantages over other point guards in his class. He's getting hungry and wants to be a really good player."

According to Dodson, Webb is continuing to learn the point guard position after his first varsity season.

"He's trying to improve his jump shot and learn how to play point guard," said Dodson. "He's still learning the position and developing but he did a good job this year of improving his decision making.

"He's working on his ball skills, jump shot and body. The physical part he's above average, the other stuff is maturing and getting better, but he is improving."

Webb has heard from several schools at this point.

"He doesn't have any offers but UNLV has come out to watch him twice, Washington State, New Mexico State, USC, UCLA, Colorado, Oregon, Portland and Notre Dame are some of the schools he's heard from," Dodson said.

Family experience with the recruiting process should aid the Webb family as colleges get more serious about Taelin.

"He's wide open," Dodson said. "His dad coached Division-I so they're very seasoned. He's going to take his time and make the right choice."


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