Originally from Oakland, Calif., Taylor moved to Houston and enrolled at The Village School prior to his junior year. Taylor averaged 17.6 points, 10.0 assists and 6.0 steals per game, while shooting 62.2 percent from the floor. His junior year, Taylor averaged 15.6 points and 12.0 assists per game.
But maybe the most impressive stat on Taylor's resume is his winning percentage. The Village was 52-9 in his two seasons there.
"Isaiah is a true point guard with excellent court vision and the ability to make other players around him better," said Texas coach Rick Barnes. "He has terrific speed and quickness to go with exceptional ball-handling ability. Once he learns our system, he will bring tremendous value to our backcourt."
"He's definitely a one-of-a-kind, high-level point guard. He's the type of guard that Texas is used to having, and that people want. He's probably one of the most mis-evaluated kids in the country. He's under the radar.
"You look at his speed and how he knows how to get all his teammates involved. He knows how to win, and he knows how to play the game. He makes all his teammates better, and he makes the game easier for them."
— Marland Lowe, Taylor's AAU coach