Kammron Taylor could have folded up his tent in the second half with the Howard Pulley Panthers trailing by 25 points in a lackluster effort against the Alabama Lasers.
But then Taylor summoned up all of his skills and did a gut check, ratcheting up his play significantly as Pulley erased a 56-31 deficit with eight minutes to play and emerged with an improbable 74-69 Monday night win.
Taylor, a 6-1, 170 pound point guard from Minneapolis South H.S. in Minnesota, finished with 23 points and three steals to spearhead the Panthers' surge. Equally important, he hit three of four free throws in the final seconds to cement the outcome.
Taylor is currently mulling over several scholarship offers, but he has a particular affinity to one Big 10 program.
"I really like Ohio State and I think they might offer me a scholarship soon," he said.
Those who have tendered offers include Richmond, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Houston, Wyoming and New Mexico. Others in the mix include N.C. State, Iowa State, UConn, St. John's, DePaul and Arkansas.
"I am going to cut my list down after the summer and make a fall decision," Taylor said. "Right now, I am definitely going to visit Ohio State in the fall."
On top of being a solid basketball prospect, Taylor recently received some excellent news in the classroom when he scored a 22 on the ACT exam in June.
Taylor will wrap up the summer with Pulley at the AAU Super Showcase and Tom Tietze Hoop Tournament in Kansas, and we will let you know when he pares his list down, so stay tuned.