Jacquil Taylor: Proving his worth

Last summer, Jacquil Taylor was a rising sophomore with a lean body that he wasn’t afraid to throw around in the lane. The secret was, that he wasn’t nearly done growing or developing.

Now a rising junior, Taylor  has completely reshaped his body, hitting the weight room and transforming his game from being primarily under the basket to now stepping out and hitting the mid-range.

Jacquil started his high school career playing at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, where he helped lead his team to a successful season.  Maurice Taylor Sr. decided to transfer him into Beaver Country Day School after his sophomore year.

“He did not decide it was fatherly decision I felt he was not where he needed to be academically so I made the decision to move him to Beaver. If it was his decision he would have stayed at Rindge & Latin” says Maurice Taylor Sr.

The move to reclassify Taylor has paid off, who now holds offers from Maryland, UMASS, Siena, Iona, NC A&T, LaSalle, Temple, St. Bonaventure, and St. Joseph’s.

Taylor has a lot of great aspects to his game, defensively he is superior , blocking shots in and out of his area, running the floor for easy transition buckets.  His footwork has improved considerably, and passes really well out of the post.

We spoke to Maurice Taylor Sr. to clear all the speculation about Jacquil Taylor and Maurice Taylor Jr. stating that they wanted to attend college together.

“I Did not know it was a rumor but yes the boys have expressed a desire to play together.  The boys are extremely close despite what people think the boys have a mind of their own and want to play together for as long as possible and what is wrong with that,  I wish I could have played alongside my brothers.  As a father you do your best to support your children’s dreams” says Maurice Taylor Sr.

look for Jacquil Taylor to attract more college coaches to the Chestnut Hill School, once made famous by the legendary Wayne Turner.  As a star point guard for the University of Kentucky’s Wildcats during a four-year period in which they won two national titles (1996 and 1998) and lost in the championship game once (1997).

 He set the NCAA record for games played (which has since broken) with 151 games in his four-year Kentucky Wildcats career.


As you see in our video, we knew he was on his way to breaking out.