Minnesota PG Jordan Taylor Verbals to Badgers

Jordan Taylor, a six-foot junior point guard from St. Louis Park (MN) Benilde St. Margaret, has committed to Wisconsin after visiting the campus this weekend.

Golden Sports.Net caught up with Jordan Taylor to learn the latest on his recruitment at the Minnetonka Summer League.

"I like Coach Ryan and his staff. I liked that they care about me as a person. They have a have good business program, whicxh is important to me."

Taylor is considered one of the top players in the state in the Class of 2008. Taylor led the Red Knights to a 20-8 record and 11-3 mark in the North Suburban Conference last season, falling to Class AAA champion DeLaSalle 57-55 in the playoffs.

Taylor averaged 20 points and 6.0 assists per game as a sophomore. He scored in double figures all 28 games and had a season-high 37 points versus Spring Lake Park. Taylor is a point guard with a scoring mentality.

Taylor picked Wisconsin after receiving offers from Dayton, Montana, Northern Iowa, Western Michigan, UW-Green Bay, Utah State, Delaware and Creighton. Penn State, Notre Dame, Florida State, Iowa, Iowa State and Minnesota had also expressed interest in Taylor.

Taylor and his teammate Armand Battle are among the top juniors in the state.

Battle, a thin 6-foot-6 junior forward, averaged 15.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He scored in double figures in 23 of 27 games and had 20 or more points eight times. The duo played for the Howard Pulley AAU team and Minnesota Select this summer.

Benilde St. Margaret is playing in the Minnetonka Fall League and will play in the Minnesota Timberwolves Shootout at the Target Center on January 7th.

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