November 10, 2010

Taylor pens with Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 10, 2010) - Rutgers University head men's basketball coach Mike Rice announced Wednesday that power forward/center Greg Lewis (Baltimore, Md.), point guard Myles Mack (Paterson, N.J.) and shooting guard Mike Taylor (Brooklyn, N.Y.) have signed to compete for the Scarlet Knights.

The incoming trio signals the start to the early period, in which recruiting analysts predict RU to sign an incoming class ranked among the top nationally.

"We are very excited to welcome Greg, Myles and Mike into the program," said Rice. "Not only are they talented basketball players, they are quality young men who will help us build a foundation for the future. We look forward to a recruiting class that Rutgers and its fans will be proud of."

A NYSSWA Second Team All-State selection in 2009-10 after averaging 15.8 points-per-game … A New York Daily News First Team All-Star denoted the city's top shooting guard for 2010-11 … Rated by ESPN.com as the No. 55 shooting guard prospect nationally … Will be a 2011 graduate of Boys & Girls HS in Brooklyn, N.Y. … Led BGHS, under head coach Ruth Lovelace, to their first PSAL title since 1979 in 2009-10 … Scored 11 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter when the Kangaroos beat Cardozo, 55-50, at Madison Square Garden to win its first PSAL title in 31 years … Averaged 21 points and nine rebounds in the postseason, including 30 points in win over Wings Academy in the semifinals … Boys & Girls is one of the Big Apple's most storied programs, producing legendary players such as Lenny Wilkens, Connie Hawkins and Pearl Washington … Cited as the fifth-best overall player in the city by NYCHoops.net … Competed internationally this summer in Turkey for the New York City Nike All-Star team … Competes on the AAU circuit for the Metro Hawks.

Rice on Taylor: "A shooter and a winner. Mike has the ability to stretch the defense with his range, which will be a great fit with our 2011 class. In addition, he comes from a great high school program and led them to the PSAL title last year."







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