Jordan Taylor Decides Early

Jordan Taylor decided he didn't need to wait any longer. The 6-foot junior point guard out of Benilde St. Margaret (Minn.) High pulled the trigger before his junior season got underway - and is now a Big Ten commit.

Jordan Taylor isn't a household name on the national level, but plenty of midwest schools know exactly who he is.

The 6-foot junior out of Benilde St. Margaret (Minn.) committed to Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan.

``They are a Top 20 school and the fact that a program like that was asking him to come was pretty flattering," St. Margaret coach John Moore said. "He's been to visit the school a few times in the last couple of years and felt it was a good fit."

Taylor averaged 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4.8 rebounds per game, but Moore admitted that it was his game management in the summer with the Howard Pulley Panthers program that likely sold the Badgers.

``He's extremely versatile and for me, he's a scorer," Moore said. "But for Howard Pulley, he wasn't called on to score. He was called on to take care of the ball and handle pressure and he did that extremely well."

``That's when he caught the eyes of most people," he added.

Taylor also fielded offers from the likes of Dayton, Creighton, Northern Iowa, Utah State and Wisconsin-Green Bay. Numerous high-major schools such as Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota and Notre Dame were also interested.

``He's a strong kid who takes care of the ball and has great court vision," Moore said. "He needs to become more consistent with his shot."

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