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Posted On: 02/24/18 11:02 AM
EDGERTON, Wis. — With the regular season winding down, Milwaukee Academy of Science traveled to Edgerton on Friday. In battle of two top small school programs, the Novas battled for a 65-58 road victory…
Jacob Fox – 2018 – SG – Edgerton
Fox is a pure scorer that was very efficient despite having to take some difficult shots. Knowing Edgerton was up against it talent-wise, Fox made sure the Crimson Tide stuck around, hitting timely shots, often in spurts. The 6-foot-3 senior can shoot off-balance and has some nice tools to gain separation on the ball. When he was defended by bigger players, Fox was able to get to the basket. Against smaller defenders, he took advantage by shooting over the top. Perhaps Fox lacks the ideal quickness and athleticism that colleges want from a 2-guard, but it didn’t seem to matter against a fast MAS squad. Fox finished with 18 points in Friday’s loss.
Darius Hannah – 2020 – F – Milwaukee Academy of Science
Hannah did what he does every night. The 6-foot-7 forward blocked a handful of shots, knocked down some jumpers, scored in transition, and put home some sweeping runners that defenders have no answer for. A plus-length forward, Hannah has some intriguing versatility. He won’t shoot it much from the outside, but definitely has it in his arsenal. Hannah can bring the ball up the floor in transition and is dynamic when attacking from the high post if he can get to his left. Against the zone, Hannah was able to catch in the high post and get to the rim in one dribble. Defensively, Hannah shuts down the paint and does it without fouling. He times shots extremely well and plays the verticality rule as well as anybody. Hannah finished with 18 points and more than a handful of rebounds/blocks.
Kaleim Taylor – 2020 – PG – Milwaukee Academy of Science
Continuing to show he’s a likely high major guard, Taylor scored a game-high 25 points. After a slow start where he struggled with turnovers and rolled his ankle roughly eight minutes in, Taylor returned and dominated the ball game. The sophomore drained three consecutive triples to give MAS a slight lead at the half. Things continued in the second as Taylor connected on three more triples after halftime. When Edgerton was forced to come out of their zone, Taylor was too explosive and powerful with the ball in his hands. He was able to get to the rim down the stretch, draw fouls, and ice the game from the free throw line.
Taylor has an offer from UNLV. Iowa and Wisconsin are the two high major programs tracking him at this time. Playing on the Adidas circuit during the travel season, Taylor will see a rush of schools enter the picture as early as April.