"Tony is our floor leader," said Philp. "He's pretty much our leader on the floor. He holds our team down, controls the tempo of our team."
Taylor is wired to score, with good offensive instincts and the ability to get to the rim when he needs to. The slightly built guard finds ways to put it in the hole.
"He can bring the ball up but also be a shooting guard," said Philp. "He's got a good three-point shot, a good mid-range shot, and is good at getting to the rim."
Taylor scored 25 points- including 16 in the second half- as Stepinac fell to Ossining 70-68 at the Westchester Elite Winter Hardwood Classic at Pace University in Pleasantville on Sunday. He provided an offensive spark in the second half but Stepinac could not hold on.
Tony has picked up some early Division I interest.
"James Madison is recruiting him, Fordham and Manhattan are interested," said Philp. "He's getting some interest right now. He's starting to break out on the Division I level."
Taylor is averaging 21.1 points for Stepinac, with a high of 32 against Peekskill.
Tony played with the Mount Vernon-based Venom Sports team on the AAU circuit.