Look out for Isaiah Taylor this weekend


There will be a fresh face taking the court for Texas PRO this weekend in Dallas at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League.

Class of 2013 point guard Isaiah Taylor (Oakland, Calif./The Village School (Houston)) will be making his debut for coach Marland Lowe and I have been getting good reports.

"I am very excited about playing in the Nike EYBL this weekend," he said.

Taylor, who played for the Oakland Rebels and coach Shawn Hadnot in California, has been in Texas since September where he averaged about 16 points and 8 assists per game for The Village School, where he also had a 3.0 GPA last semester and he is waiting on the results of his ACT.

"I am a pass-first point guard, that gets my teammates involved," Taylor said. "I can make it easy for the big men. I will need to be a more consistent 3-point shooter but its getting better."

Recruiting wise, not a lot of people have seen the 6-foot-2, 185-pound guarf yet, but he has offers from San Jose State and Northwestern.

"Isaiah is a good kid and a very good athlete," Texas PRO coach Marland Lowe said. "He has excellent speed and quickness. He creates fast break opportunities and loves to attack the rim, where he welcomes contact. He can run the team as well."

Also running with Texas PRO for the first time this weekend will be Pepperdine PF commit Dylon Jones (Houston/The Village School) who is a high-energy live body that runs the floor, rebounds and defends at 6-7 and 210 pounds.