Freshman Center From NJ Worth Watching

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a story on a freshman center from The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey. His name is Jack Taylor and the coaches believe he still has more growing to do over the next three years while he's still in high school ...

Jack Taylor, a 6-foot-11, 235-pound center from The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, is a player to watch over the next couple of years.

Obviously, his size will attract a number of division one schools to The Pennington School to watch his progress over the next couple of years. In addition, Taylor will get more experience by playing for Team NJABC during the spring and summer AAU tournaments.

According to head coach Matt Pauls, Taylor will play for Team NJABC in the 16 and 17s category. "He has improved dramatically since last fall," said Pauls.

The reasons Taylor has shown growth in his individual game is the time he is spending off the court to make himself a better player. Here is a list that Jack plans on utilizing this spring: 1. Extensive weight lifting and training. 2. Speed/agility drills. 3. Skill sessions.

"It's all about practice, practice, practice, and then forcing him to play against great competition," said Pauls.

There's a belief around The Pennington School too that Taylor still has some more growing to do.

We'll keep you updated on his progress this spring and summer here on this website.


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