Taylor Has Four On His List

There aren't many shooting guards left in the 2010 class, but T.J. Taylor, a Texas native, is still on the board and put together an impressive junior campaign.

T.J. Taylor, a standout at Denison (Tex.) High, put together his finest season to date, despite getting knocked out in the early rounds of the state tournament.

"It was good season, but we lost in the second round of the playoffs," Taylor said. "It was the best year I've had."

A 6-foot-3, 195-pound combo guard, Taylor is equipped with a strong frame, an impressive mid-range game and a unique passing ability. He averaged 26 points per game throughout his junior season.

With his high school season over, Taylor is planning to utilize the off-season in a different way than most. Taylor said he likely won't play AAU ball during the spring or the summer, instead he plans to hit the weight room and gain strength.

Taylor said his recruitment is "going good." At this point, he's looking at four schools – Arizona State, Marquette, Texas and Oklahoma. He claims scholarship offers from all four.

"I'm narrowing it down right now," Taylor said.

He may be narrowing it down, but Taylor said he doesn't plan to make his college decision until the end of the summer. He's already taken a few visits, and has been to Oklahoma a handful of times.

"I've been down to A&M and up to OU," Taylor said. "Last weekend I went to OU. It was pretty nice. It was my third time going up there."


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