Pre-Travel Season Player Spotlight: Lucas Taylor (2021 SG/Heritage)

Lucas Taylor had a stock-rising season at Heritage this winter, averaging 22 PPG, picking up his first 2 D1 offers, and earning numerous individual accolades. Taylor made impressive strides in his game this year compared to last summer, particularly with his shooting. He’s right around 6’6″ and has proven to be a versatile SG prospect. His improved shooting ability paired with ball-handling ability and explosive athleticism has resulted in attention from MM and HM programs. With his recruitment picking up, Taylor knows he has to continue to improve and be ready to show more schools what he’s capable of this summer. He has some nice momentum from the high school season and should have a variety of new options in addition to his current offers next fall.

 

Lucas Taylor Junior Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHE-JquM4T4&app=desktop

Recruitment: Offers from Wofford and East Carolina. Interest from NC State, UVA, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Davidson, UNCG, and Charlotte.

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You had a lot of individual success this year and showed some nice progress when I saw you guys play over Christmas break. Why were you able to play at such a high-level this year and what allowed you to elevate your production?

“I feel like after aau season last year I realized I needed to get a lot better and hit the gym hard. I worked on every aspect of my game every day multiple times and went as hard as I could.”

 

You received your first 2 offers this winter from Wofford and then East Carolina- Talk a little bit about those and what it was like to get rewarded for your performance and hard work.

“Getting Wofford and ECU were both great.  Wofford is a winning program that’s made the tournament multiple years.  ECU was the first school to show interest in me and I played with Jayden which made that offer really cool.”

 

You’ve started to get some HM interest also in addition to those offers- What do you think you need to do this summer to keep attracting coaches and add to your offers?

“The main thing that I need to do is just continue to work on all parts of my game. When the time comes, play my game and have no fear of messing up and just going out and doing what I do.”

 

For next year, what are some personal goals you have and goals you have for your Heritage team? Is there anything you think you need to focus on individually or as a team so you can go far in the playoffs?

“The biggest goal is a state championship for sure. We have to check off different boxes on the way- win conference, conference tournament, Christmas tournament, and win 20 games.  As far as individually I want to get my teammates involved more.  We have a lot of good sophomores coming back that have experience and can really play so getting those guys involved a lot.”

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