Charlottesville Star Justin Taylor Provides The Latest On Recruiting & More

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St. Anne’s-Belfield (Charlottesville, VA) class of 2022 wing Justin Taylor flashed his athleticism during last weekend’s TTYS Showcase AAU event in Inwood, West Virginia. The 6’6”, 200-pound rising senior is playing with Team Takeover 17U, a top program on the Nike EYBL circuit.

Taylor began playing with Team Takeover last spring and summer. Although the schedule was abbreviated because of the coronavirus, the experience was helpful. This year he hopes to be able to participate with the team against other top EYBL competition.

“Going up there and playing with college guys and pros helped me developmentally,” Taylor said. “Last summer I took a lot of strides developmentally. I’m learning to take a bigger role with this team. Me and our point guard (Paul VI class of 2022 prospect Dug McDaniel) are two of the main guys on the team. I’m being counted on as a main scorer. I love playing with these coaches.”

Position-wise, “I’d say my main position is shooting guard, but I think I can play 1 through 4 and defend it. I’m kind of like the backup point guard with Team Takeover, if anything happens with Dug. I think at the next level my main position is shooting guard.”

Taylor, who is rated a 4-star prospect and top 70 player in his class by 247Sports and Rivals, recently added Florida to an already impressive list of scholarship offers. ACC schools Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina (new Tar Heels head coach Hubert Davis has reaffirmed a previous offer from the retired Roy Williams), NC State and Syracuse have offered. So has Butler, Indiana, Maryland, Providence