CD Photo - 1 27 2011 - SF Ryan Taylor
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Cardinal Dominance staff had a great time scouting and interviewing 2011 verbal commit 3* SF Ryan Taylor, along with Western head coach and also the uncle of Ryan Taylor, Paul Handley.
CD Photo - 1 27 2011 - Western HC Paul Handley
Handley is now coaching his nephew Taylor, after Taylor made the switch from North Lawrence HS in Indianapolis to Western HS in Louisville. North Lawrence will have great talent, but many of the players seem to have academic issues. So Taylor making the switch to play for Uncle Paul was a great move.
Taylor is on track to possibly still become qualified by the Fall of 2011, with another ACT test scheduled for February 12th. If he does not become qualified by Fall for some reason, Taylor will be attending prep school. Which prep school will be decided by Taylor and his family if they have to cross that bridge, states Handley.
Pitino has told Taylor and Handley that he is a man of his word, and that he wants Taylor to play at Louisville. Whether it is Fall of 2011, or if Taylor reclassifies to the 2012 class, Taylor will be proudly sporting the Red and Black in the end.
Taylor has never even considered playing anywhere but Louisville.
A special thanks goes out to Western HC Paul Handley for taking his time out for Cardinal Dominance to bring you this exclusive.
CD Scouting Report - SF Ryan Taylor
Mobility - Has great speed and footwork, and can blow-by small, quick defenders with ease.
Passing - We were almost shocked at how well he passes.
Shooting - He has a sweet, smooth jumper with great mechanics.
Closer - He finishes strong at the rack.
Contact - He welcomes contact, and likes to bang and hustle.
Motor - He never stops or looks winded. Has great work ethic.
Leader - The leader of his Western team, who motivates the other players and mentors his team mates.
Off the Court - A stellar young man who is a great person as well from all reports.