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Posted On: 05/25/18 4:41 PM
The class of 2021 is starting to get on the radar and our new series, 2021 Introductions, will bring to light some of the names you need to know. This is a quick profile series of some of the top names in the class along with our overall thoughts and projections moving forward. Today, we introduce Perry Meridian’s Jayden Taylor.
HS: Perry Meridian
AAU: UA Grind 2021
There aren’t going to be many guys that have as much upside as Perry Meridian (IN) wing Jayden Taylor. The tall 2/3 is a guy you are going to want to watch early and see him develop. He’s a little raw right now but you get a good feel for what he can become down the road. Taylor is a long, rangy wing that has the handles to play either the 2 or the 3 spot at the next level. He’s loaded with athleticism and his breakdown ability makes him a guy to watch out for down the middle of the lane.
Taylor will likely be a solid scoring wing but he’s so far from a finished product, his development could go a few different ways. Think he could become a much better shooter in time and if he does, the frame and skill set will really blossom and he can hit his true upside which a High-major college prospect. There is a lot of time and development to get to that point but some players may not even have that as a possibility. Jayden does.
While there is still a ton of time left until he graduates, this is a player that should be a mainstay in the 2021 class and has the ability to produce at a high level now. That breakdown ability and athleticism should make him a showstopper and favorite for the highlight film guys.
What To Watch For: From now until the end of the next high school season is going to be maybe the most interesting time in his development. Does he keep and improve the skill or does it level off. For a ton of kids, they have trouble making that next jump in their development. For Jayden, does the jumper stay pure, can he limit mistakes, and does he find new ways to impact the game. If those things happen, in the next 9 months, things could get really interesting.