Michigan showing interest in Taylor

Ryan Taylor, a 6-foot-5 available guard, is adding college interest. Michigan is the latest to pick it put with the St. John's Northwest Military Academy standout.

Ryan Taylor had a strong senior season and he's starting to reap the rewards with new college interest.

Taylor, a 6-foot-5 guard out of Delafield (Wisc.) St. John's Northwest Military Academy, averaged 23 points a game during his final high school season.

"He just gets buckets," SJNMA coach Bryan Clayton told Scout.com. "He's 6-5. He can finish above the rim. He has a 30-inch plus vertical. He shoots a really high clip form three. He's an efficient scorer."

"He has a nice stroke and is athlete," he added. "He just gets buckets."

Taylor currently holds scholarship offers from Ohio, Texas A&M Corpus Cristi and North Dakota State.

Michigan has started to show serious interest as of late. Assistant Jeff Meyer saw him on Thursday. Then on Sunday, head coach John Beilein and assistant LaVall jordan stopped by SJNMA to evaluate him again.

"He's a bigger two guard so I think that's why some of the mids and mid-pluses are looking at him," Clayton said. "He's a big wing. I think he fits that mold for Michigan. He's an efficient scorer whose best basketball is ahead of him. They can develop him."

Michigan has yet to offer, but they will be in great shape if they do.

"I think Michigan leads," Clayton said.

New Ohio coach Saul Phillips is working to set up an in-home visit, according to Clayton. Taylor has taken unofficial visits to Valparaiso and Michigan. His trip to Michigan was in February.

Ohio State, Seton Hall, Cincinnati, Hofstra, College of Charleston, UNC-Greensboro and North Texas have made recent phone calls inquiring about Taylor.


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