Posted On: 06/1/19 3:00 PM

Collinsville point guard Ray’Sean Taylor was the highest ranked Illinois prospect at the Show Me Showdown last weekend.  He lived up to that billing when we saw him play with Gateway Illinois 17U.  The scoring guard a big time bucket getter from the point guard position.  Explosive driver off the bounce who lived at the rim!  Finishes in a variety of ways including acrobatic layups, euro steps, and finishing through contact.  Crisp passer that has a solid feel for the game.  Taylor is primed to be one of the top players in the metro east on a Collinsville squad that should make some noise!  How did this past season go?

“We made a big improvement from last year and won a lot more games.  We finished games off.  We played several state championship teams in our conference.  We didn’t end the way we wanted, but that doesn’t take away from what we accomplished.”

Last year a pair of teams in Belleville West and East St. Louis won state titles out of Collinsville’s conference.

“It was fun playing them.  For three years I played against EJ Liddell and Terrence Hargrove.  It is a new chapter now.  We are the top dogs

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