This past weekend at the League Ohio Championships in Columbus, Ohio, Jordan Taylor (4’8″/PG/2032/Gahanna, OH) had several breakout performances. Playing up in the 4th grade division as a legitimate 9 year old 3rd grader, Taylor consistently put up double figures in some very competitive games. In fact, in 3 of 5 games, Taylor scored 16, 18 and 17 points to help his team advance, and ultimately win the tournament. What was most impressive about his scoring was his efficiency, requiring few shots to score.

Moreover, Taylor’s game was mature, as he knocked down several transition pull ups, mid-range stepback jumpers, baseline floaters and hit clutch free throws to help spark a comeback win for his Gahanna Lions’ community team. We started to see Taylor’s improvement last week at the Coast 2 Coast event in northern Kentucky, but his performance this weekend convinced us his game has taken a jump. Of course we know what people will say, but we’re going to give this kid his flowers because he deserves it. Taylor will be back in action this weekend at the Top 25 Scout March Madness event in Cincinnati.