Posted On: 06/27/19 7:50 PM

Miami Palmetto lost a key guard to transfer when Martin Mercedes left for Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson.

Palmetto, however, looks like it has picked up a replacement in Gabe Taylor. The 2020 guard, who joins the Panthers from Miami Gulliver Prep, fit right in Marcos Molina's offense Wednesday night at the Rumble in Hialeah Team Camp at Bucky Dent in Hialeah.

Taylor connected on eight field goals -- including two 3-pointers -- en route to a 23-point performance in a 57-55 loss to Miami Riviera Prep.

Besides scoring, Taylor hustles and provides energy at both ends. He teams with back-court mate Marcus Molina (2021). Molina has recently picked up an offer from Florida National University.

"Right now we're learning each other," coach Molina said. "We've got a whole new group -- a lot of young guys, a lot of new guys. We haven't had our team the entire summer. Our football guys have been away. They've been at their football camps all summer. This is the first game we've played with everybody."

Taylor averaged 16 points and 4.2 assists as a junior at Gulliver Prep. Palmetto's other three starters Wednesday were Jordan Lopez (2020), Sean Zabari (2021) and Jacoby Brown

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