Houston, TX (Future150) -- Class of 2018 combo guard Mo Taylor Jr. was one of the standout performers last year at the Future150 Easter Showcase Tournament in Houston, Texas. After a successful junior season, it's looking like he is shaping up for a big time summer where he will put his name on the map in the Southwest region.
"This high school season was great. I was really trying to improve my ball-handling skills, on-ball defense, and rebounding," Taylor said. "During the playoffs we played together and had great chemistry, but we lost in the semifinals to a really talented team."
It may be hard to bet against Taylor in the long run as he definitely has some good genes and bloodlines with his father, Mo Taylor, who played college basketball at Michigan and was drafted 14th overall in the 1997 NBA Draft to the Los Angeles Clippers. His father spent ten seasons in the league, mostly with the Clippers and the Houston Rockets.
His father is also his AAU coach and with the AAU season fast approaching, Mo Taylor Elite seems poised to make noise at some Future150 events this summer, headlined by him running the show and making plays happen.
"Heading into the (AAU) season, our main focus right now is to make a name for ourselves," Taylor said. "My goal by the end of the summer is to continue to improve my ball-handling skills and have a couple colleges take notice of me."
This isn't a far fetched idea as we saw what he could do last year around this time and he has only gotten better since then. Taylor is a versatile, competitve guard that can play both spots with ease and knock down shots from anywhere on the floor. His basketball IQ is impressive, as he always seems to know when to shoot, drive, dish, pick & roll, etc.
"Mo is an extremely hard working, competitive and very coachable young man. He is a total knockdown shooter and strong on-ball defender. I love that I get the opportunity to coach my son and watch his development in real-time. I am looking forward to him improving even more over the summer and into his senior year," his father and AAU coach Mo Taylor added.
Continue to stay locked in with Future150 as we continue to track Taylor's progress over the summer as he tries to make a bigger name for himself and his AAU team!