According to several basketball recruiting sources, Jahmel Taylor, a 2013 point guard from Los Angeles, Calif. has committed to Washington. Listed at 5'11 and 160lbs, Taylor stars for Pacific Hills School and was garnering interest from other Pac-12 schools including Colorado, USC and Washington State. Taylor joins Nigel Williams-Goss and Darin Johnson who have already signed their LOIs to play at Washington next season.
Taylor is a point guard with a scorer's mentality, as mentioned in an earlier post, an opposing high school coach in Taylor's league said he is "a raw athlete who plays more like a shooting guard." He could end up playing a similar role to that of former Husky Justin Dentmon.
The Huskies still have open offers out to 2013 forwards Aaron Gordon and Lennard Freeman.
From his ESPN scouting report:
Overall, it will be interesting to see how he develops because physically he appears to be already maxed out. Taylor's overall savvy for the point guard position needs to improve. He has a scorer's mentality, but he has a tendency to penetrate into the teeth of the defense far too much-leading to turnovers and bad shot selection.
Jahmel Taylor has committed to Washington, a source says. Point guard out of Los Angeles that has seen his stock rise over the past months— Garrett Tucker (@GTuckerF150) enero 22, 2013
Confirmed from a source..Jahmel Taylor has committed to Washington...much improved/deep jump shooter/competes— Joel Francisco (@JoelFranESPN) enero 22, 2013
Really impressed w the strides in Jahmel Taylor's game. Shot selection improved & he's doing a very good job creating. Talented late signee.— Josh Gershon (@JoshGershon) enero 17, 2013