Taylor to Georgetown
When Georgetown College coach Chris Briggs came to Madison Central last month to talk to both Ken-Jah Bosley and Quan Taylor he brought with him something special — the school’s 2013 NAIA National Championship Trophy.
“He told me, ‘Don’t you want to help bring this trophy back here in a couple of years?,” Taylor said on Monday.
Taylor answered that question by signing with the NAIA powerhouse on Monday in Richmond.
The 6-foot-4 senior center was drawing interest from junior colleges from all across the country, including Southern Illinois and Brevard, but he wanted to stay close to home.
“I took a couple of visits to Georgetown and I liked it,” Taylor said. “The campus is nice. It’s very mellow. The fan support there is really good. The coaches are really cool.”
Last year’s national title was the second for Georgetown College and the school’s first since 1998.
Taylor helped Madison Middle School win a state title in 2009 and earned playing time as a freshman at Madison Central. After a couple of years of development, the forward became a dominant force on the interior for the Indians.
The senior dazzled crowds with his rim-rattling dunks and was a beast on the boards. Taylor had 24 rebounds in a win over Henry Clay in January.
He had 13 points in the Indians’ win over Wayne County in the first game of the Sweet 16 and then had 16 points in the state title game.
Taylor played mostly in the post in high school, but he will likely take on a different role in college.
“I’m thinking about taking a redshirt,” Taylor said. “I really want to work on my ball-handling skills. I want to become more of a small forward. I want to be a slasher.”
Taylor has a good touch from the outside and certainly has the ability to become a more versatile player.
“He can do it,” Feldhaus said of Taylor moving to small forward. “We just didn’t need him to do that for us.”