clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Texas Guard Isaiah Taylor Lands in SB Nation's Top 100 Basketball Players for 2015-2016

New, 6 comments

Was he ranked high enough?

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball season is upon us and that means you should go check out SB Nation's incredible and detailed preview of the upcoming season. College basketball is an underrated phenomenon and Texas is certainly up for an interesting year with Shaka Smart now leading the Horns.

Texas didn't receive a full team breakdown since they fell outside the national Top 25, however, Isaiah Taylor made the top 25 in the list of best 100 players in the country.

Here's the preview's rundown on the Junior guard:

Few players in college basketball had more disappointing seasons in 2014-15 than Taylor. First there was a wrist injury in November that forced him to sit on the sidelines for 10 non-conference games. Then there was a disappointing return in which Taylor seemed to be consistently trying to do too much.

Finally there was the end of the season thud, in which Taylor was a combined 11-of-31 from the field in disappointing Big 12 Tournament and NCAA Tournament losses to Iowa State and Butler, respectively. The miserable four-month stretch had Taylor ready to pack his bags and leave Austin, but then Steve Patterson hired Shaka Smart. Now, Taylor will be the front man as Smart attempts to bring his famous "Havoc" style to Texas.

With the injury long behind him and an exciting new coach to play for, Taylor could be set to lead the team deep into March Madness this time around.