Posted On: 10/31/19 10:00 AM

Class is 2020 point guard Dontae Taylor of Springfield Parkview brings high energy every moment he is on the floor.

On offense, the 6’2” Taylor is going downhill as he loves to relentlessly attack the basket. There’s no secret to his game. He’s coming at defenders on the dribble and it’s on them to stop him if they can. His quick first step to the basket along with his tenacity make him tough to stop on the drive.

"It really just came natural to me because I'm a super quick player," Taylor said. "Attacking the basket just came natural for me."

Taylor started to emerge as a sophomore when he averaged 12 points a game to help Parkview win a district championship and make a run to the Class 5 state quarterfinals. He was a strong second option alongside do it all standout Tyem Freeman.

The dynamic duo was expected to lead Parkview on another deep tournament run last season, but Freeman suffered a season-ending knee injury in early December. With Freeman out of the lineup, Taylor not only became the team's go-to player, but he also picked up the leadership mantle as well.

As a junior, Taylor stepped up

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