2016 PF Talks SMU Interest

Keller power forward Nolan Taylor has been hearing from SMU and talked with Hatts about his interest!

2016 Keller High School power forward Nolan Taylor received a visit recently from SMU Assistant Ulric Maligi.

“My handler person does some recruiting and he’s close friends with Maligi so he was the first look I got and he gave me his card and everything,” said Taylor.

Taylor, a 6’5 power forward, is very familiar with the SMU program, as he would be the third member of his family to attend the university but the first for sports.

“I like SMU a lot because my brother and dad went there so I’ve always liked SMU and they just renovated the stadium, I was there for some of the sellouts,” said Taylor, “SMU basketball is what I’ve known so its kind of nice to see the rise because I’ve seen them for a while.”

Taylor’s brother graduated last year and the Keller product said his dad got his masters from SMU a while ago too.

The versatile power forward has been pleased with his recruitment so far but he is still in the process of setting up visits.

“My recruitments been pretty good, I’ve heard from a lot of teams who want me, including Tulsa, Virginia Tech, Columbia, Richmond and Rice so its been good,” said Taylor.

Taylor admitted he still wasn’t sure where SMU stacked up or when he was going to take a visit to the school.

One big factor in Taylor’s recruitment will be playing time, something he sees as a great opportunity at SMU.

“Playing time is huge because everyone wants to make it to the NBA, I have a dream to make it to the NBA, and you got to be on the court to be seen so I think SMU is a good place,” said Taylor.

The Keller forward also offered an assessment of his own game, one he says is a work in progress but versatile.

“I think I bring some sort of versatility because I can dribble, I can pick up and hit the three, I’m still working on my mid range,” said Taylor, “I bring an inside post presence because I’ve been playing in the post all my life, I’m undersized but I’m starting to get more versatile so I think that helps.”


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