Nearly everyone who follows high school recruiting knows about the Craven and Stewart twins, brother tandems who committed to play for the same colleges (ironically enough, both Southern California).
On the junior college landscape, a similar story is unfolding this fall at Okaloosa-Walton C.C. in Niceville, Fla., where Ronell and Donell Taylor are hoping to attend the same college next fall.
Ronell, a 6-5, 180 pound swingman, and Donell, a 6-6, 180 pound combo/point guard, have a pair of visits lined up this fall.
O-W Asst. Coach Michael Curry told Rivalshoops.com that the Taylors returned from a visit to Louisiana Tech this past weekend (Sept. 13-15). After a weekend off, the pair will officially visit Alabama-Birmingham from Sept. 27-29.
No other visits are planned, so if the twins make an early decision, it will likely be to one of those two schools mentioned above.
The Taylors hail from Montgomery, Ala., and they aren't exactly an unknown commodity in recruiting circles. Back in their high school days, they played for the Pepsi Challenge traveling team, which featured one of the nation's top players in 6-9 Ousmane Cisse.
Last season as freshmen on a deep and talented Raiders squad, Ronell averaged 13.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and three assists per contest.
"Ronell is more of a slasher/scorer who can also shoot the three pointer adequately," Curry explained.
As for Donell, he averaged 12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and two assists per game.
"Donell is a very effective player off the dribble," Curry said. "He's more of a scoring point guard, although he'll need to continue working on his three point shot."