Siena Finishes Out Strong Class

Marshall Taylor finished off a strong recruiting class at Siena that includes Kojo Mensah, Jack McClinton and Tae Fisher. The West Philadelphia Catholic (Pa.) senior guard made his decision when he gave head man Rob Lanier a commitment earlier today.

Marshall Taylor played the three his sophomore year, the two his junior year and this season he was forced to run the point.

``He's a true combo guard in the truest sense," West Philadelphia Catholic (Pa.) coach Billy Ludlow said of Taylor, who committed to Siena on Thursday. ``We didn't have a point guard this year and I couldn't find one, so my philosophy is to go with the best player – and he was terrific."

Taylor, a 6-4, 205-pound senior guard, joins a class of talented group of incoming guards which includes Jack McClinton, Kojo Mensah and Tae Fisher.

Taylor is a skilled offensive player who averaged 20 points, 9.8 boards and 4.1 assists this past season while shooting 46 percent from the floor and 78 percent from the line.

``He gets to spots on the floor real well and also sees the floor," added Ludlow.

Taylor has a strong body and is able to finish with both hands, but his biggest asset is his ability to score.

Taylor also fielded offers from St. Peter's and UMBC. East Carolina wanted to get in the mix this past week, but it was too late.

``He fell in love with the total package at Siena," Ludlow said. "The whole community, facilities and the coaching staff really did an outstanding job in recruiting him."

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