Posted On: 03/28/18 7:00 PM
Detroit Edison Public School Academy shooting guard Brian Taylor appears primed for a breakout Summer after a High School season where he displayed flashes of brilliance, but the Pioneer junior knows he is capable of more.
“I feel like I played very well some games and other games I could have done more.”
A jumbo two-guard at 6’6, Brian is a tremendous athlete with explosion around the rim and prototype length for a perimeter player. In terms of skillset, Taylor has a very nice jumper off the catch from distance with good mechanics in addition to being a lethal transition finisher. He made noticeable improvements as an on-ball shot creator through the course of the year as well. On defense he’s a versatile defender capable of guarding 3 different positions.
“Shooting, athleticism, defense, and unselfishness are what I see as my strengths,” Brian told Prep Hoops.
Taylor’s elevated play didn’t go unnoticed, as he recently picked up his first offer from the Division II national champion and is getting attention from a handful of other Midwestern programs.
“I currently hold an offer from Ferris State and I’m getting interest from Northern Illinois, Southern Mississippi University, Cleveland State, Missouri, Grand Valley, Wayne State and Toledo.”
While he’s still in the early stages of his recruitment, Brian is looking for strong academics and the opportunity to see the floor as a freshman.
“Some factors that are important to us are being able to continue to develop academically and athletically while contributing to the team right away.”
For now though, Taylor is dedicating himself to improving his game and leaving a strong impression on coaches this Summer.
“I’m going to work very hard this Summer, just get better in all aspects of the game on the AAU circuit.”
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