With Indiana’s main class of 2022 targets beginning to come into focus, it is time to bring back our annual profile pages for the priority prospects. These pages are a one-stop shop for all the latest information on the key IU basketball recruits you want to know about.
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At the bottom of each profile page is all recent coverage of the individual player, including both original reporting by The Daily Hoosier and links to key information from other outlets. These profile pages will be updated regularly with new content, so check back often for updates. The bottom line — if you want to know the latest with a priority class of 2022 recruit, these pages are the place to go.
This 2022 profile page covers Virginia based wing Justin Taylor.
Status — COMMITTED – SYRACUSE
Hometown – Charlottesville, Virginia (St. Anne’s Belfield)
Position – Small forward
Height – 6-foot-6
Weight – 210
AAU – Team Takeover (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star / No. 86
Primary Competition – North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Syracuse,
Timeline — Taylor would like to announce a commitment this summer.
Indiana Connections — No major connections. IU assistant coach Kenya Hunter, who worked under Archie Miller and has been involved since last August, is leading the recruitment.
Numbers — Taylor did not have a junior season at St. Anne’s Belfield due to COVID-19 cancellations. As a sophomore he averaged 15.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
COACH AND RECRUITING SERVICE ASSESSMENTS
“Justin is the epitome of a gym rat. He puts in the hours and his game and body continue to develop because of it. It’s exciting to think of where he can be in three to four years.”
“The most impressive part of his game is his shooting, but he really showed he can score in different ways and can lock in defensively. At 6-foot-6 he’s extremely versatile and stretches the floor with his elite shooting.”
“It’s Indiana basketball. It is a totally different thing than a lot of other states. They take it super seriously there with the five national championships that they have, I think that kind of speaks for itself. I think going there, if I do go there, is just such a huge stage to play on, because it is Indiana, that’s what I’ve gathered so far, and with a visit I think I can get an even better, more clear view of it.”
“Obviously with coach Woodson’s basketball history coaching with the Knicks and everything, that’s huge with him coaching at the level I want to get to. Coach Hunter has been recruiting me for a while now, so we’ve built a good relationship.”
RECENT HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS
GO HERE to see our class of 2022 hot board with the recruits listed in our order of likelihood of an IU commitment.
GO HERE for more class of 2022 profile pages for Indiana’s top prospects
JUSTIN TAYLOR CONTENT FROM OTHER OUTLETS (check back for updates)
- Justin Taylor commits to Syracuse (Syracuse.com)
- Justin Taylor recaps Syracuse, UNC and Virginia Tech visits (Zags Blog / June)
- Class of 2022 four-star Justin Taylor discusses upcoming visits (247Sports / May)
- Catching Up With Justin Taylor At The CP3 Event (Rivals / May)
- Catching up with 2022 Four-Star Small Forward Justin Taylor (247Sports / May)
ALL TAYLOR CONTENT FROM THE DAILY HOOSIER:
IU basketball recruiting: Mike Woodson makes big impression on 2022 4-star Justin Taylor during visit
IU basketball recruiting roundup: Tidbits on several 2022 targets emerge from weekend national reports