Posted On: 11/29/19 11:44 PM

Now that is what we call a statement win early in the season!  Friday night at Carterville high school two of the best teams in southern Illinois for this year met at the Pyramid Plus Tournament.  Collinsville is expected to win the Southwestern Conference.  Mt. Vernon is the heavy favorite in the South Seven.  It wasn’t even close on Friday as Collinsville won 80-43.  Make sure you read our 5 Key Questions: Mt. Vernon vs Collinsville.


How Big was it for SIU-Edwardsville to Keep Ray’Sean Taylor Home?

After watching him for the first time as a senior there is no question that Collinsville point guard Ray’Sean Taylor will be the most dominant player this season in all of southern Illinois.  Even bigger for SIUE is that what he does well translates to the next level.  The combo guard went absolutely off in the first half scoring anyway he wanted.  Drilled several threes including running into passes in transition for triples.  Such a high level burst getting to the cup as he goes from 0 to 60 so fast!  One of the better layup makers in the class with his ability to finish with either hand.  Lived at the rim! 

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