Mario Taybron, a resourceful 6-2, 185 pound combo guard from the Blue Ridge School in St. George, Va., was one of the key members of the Boo Williams Summer League team over the past month. He has outstanding lead guard skills and had a solid summer. He especially impressed RivalsHoops.com at the Peach Jam in mid-July.
At the Peach Jam, in the quarterfinal matchup, Taybron scored 19 points and dished out several assists (the official stat sheet had him for one, but he had more) in Boo Williams' 66-59 victory over Riverside Church.
Tabron showed he is much more than a three-point shooter this summer. He worked the ball around the perimeter nicely and showed good distribution skills in July. He finds his open teammates.
Taybron has been offered scholarships by Temple, N.C. State, UConn, St. John's, Virginia Tech, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Virginia Commonwealth, James Madison and Old Dominion. "My top four schools are Charlotte, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech and St. John's," Taybron said. "But I like other schools too."
He has taken unofficial visits to several schools in his area, including Charlotte, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion and James Madison.
Taybron averaged 28 points, six rebounds, eight assists and three steals per game last season at Ryan Academy. He said he has a 3.2 GPA and scored over an 820 on the SAT exam.
-- Russ Blake contributed to this report.