Panola College’s Marlon Taylor is probably the most athletic player in Junior College. The 6’6 wing started playing basketball less than 5 years ago. Last year, he strictly played the PF position but has transitioned into a wing player with his improved shooting and handle. In 16-17, he averaged 10.7 points and 7.1 rebounds while shooting 56.1% from the field and 32.3% from 3 (1.9 attempts per game). This season, he is averaging 15.2 points and 10.4 rebounds while shooting 55.6% from the field and 41.2% from 3 (3.4 attempts per game).
Taylor can now play both the Wing and PF positions at a high level. Combine that with his 3.4 GPA and Taylor has become a very attractive player for numerous college programs. Taylor has over 50 offers from colleges all over the country and from all levels. Taylor is focused on getting better every day and willing to put in the work. Taylor says his recruitment is going to come down to 3 factors. He wants to play at the highest level he can, for a successful program with a chance to make it to the NCAA Tournament, and a program that can keep developing his skills.
Here is the link to Taylor’s JucoRecruiting Profile and the schools that he is considering: