NJ Guard Has Terrific Georgia Tech Visit

Reporters Mike Sullivan and Frank Mantesta have story on Tyshawn Taylor ...

Tyshawn Taylor, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard from St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, finished up an official visit to Georgia Tech. He then competed this past Sunday in a Fall League game at IS8.

Taylor said he was particularly impressed with Georgia Tech head coach Paul Hewitt's philosophy of basketball and business.

Taylor, who is interested in majoring in business, has been approaching his recruiting in a balanced fashion. Tyshawn has indicated a willingness to explore options after basketball with each of the schools involved in his recruiting process.

Taylor, who first came to our attention a year ago when competing for Rob Rizzo and Tom Jenning's highly regarded Westchester Hawks AAU program, exploded onto the national scene this past summer with some terrific play.

According to Taylor, these are the schools he is considering: Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Kansas, West Virginia, DePaul, Missouri, Rutgers, St. John's, Marquette, Cincinnati, and Virginia. He has already visited Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. "I am not sure when I might visit Kansas," he said.

But it is clear Georgia Tech has made up ground and could be the school to beat now in his recruiting process. Below is an evaluation report on Taylor's game:

STRENGTHS: Very athletic, gets into lane with ease and finishes his drives to the basket. He is a slasher, a player who possesses high energy and thrives in transition.

AREA TO IMPROVE: Polish up his ballhandling skills would help Taylor become even more consistent offensively.

EVALUATION: Tyshawn has been coached by one of the best through his high school years in Bob Hurley, Sr. So what a college coach will get is a player who is fundamentally sound.

Tyshawn is a high energy player but low maintence. He works hard on both ends of the court and is tough to handle once he is in the paint around the rim.


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