Recruiting Report: Morgan Taylor (2018)


Posted On: 01/12/18 6:00 AM

Marist 6’2” 2018 point guard Morgan Taylor is tough as nails and finishes well around the cup.  He is a better athlete than we previously thought and has a knack for converting tough layups at a high rate.  Most of his offense comes from scoring in the paint on drives or getting on the offensive glass.  He is an impressive rebounder from the guard position with a quick second jump on the offensive end.  Jump shot isn’t a consistent weapon at this point.  Pushes it in transition.  Solid defender.  Outstanding leader.  Quality D2 prospect in our eyes.

It has been an outstanding start to the season for Marist.

“We are doing a lot better than people would have expected.  We are coming together and playing as a team.  Right now I think I am playing alright.  I could always do better.  My coaching staff is really helping me out telling me what more I could do more to contribute to the team.”

Where has he improved the most?

“I would say getting to the line and knocking down more free throws.  My ball handling and decision making has gotten better.”

Taylor expressed what he feels he can bring to a team at the college level.

“A physical guard that can go to the post.  I can shoot it.  I have to get better at it.  Get to the line.”

What is going on with recruiting?

“I have offers from Chicago State and Minot State.  I am also hearing from Wofford.”

Chicago State was his first D1 offer.

“I haven’t really heard a ton from them as it came recently.”

Minot State is making him a priority.

“Coach McBride we talk almost every day.  They came out to the Rich East game.  They are in constant communication with me and I really like that.”

What will be important in a school for him?

“Education is something that at Marist they preach a lot.  I want to become the best basketball player I can be.”

Taylor ran with Illinois Fastbreak on the circuit.