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St. Anthony senior guard Tyshawn Taylor and head coach Bob Hurley met with new Marquette coach Buzz Williams for several hours on Friday.
The 6-foot-3 Taylor still wants to be released from his National Letter of Intent.
“We asked for his release again today,” Hurley said Monday by phone. “We sent another letter to the school. I hope they don’t stall it. (Taylor) would like to make another visit or two. I have about 12 schools that have called. We kind of think he’d like to visit two schools he has not visited yet, and then not eliminate Marquette yet but be able to look at a couple of other schools.”
A first-team All-State selection, Taylor considered Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech the first time around.
In the wake of former coach Tom Crean’s departure to Indiana, Marquette released two players from their Letters of Intent last week, but not Taylor.
“When it comes down to it, Coach Williams has only been a basketball coach for one year,” Hurley said. “We sat down for a couple hours, he talked to Ty and he spoke to me for an hour and a half. And at the end of that, he still had only coached for one year.”
“Looking at Marquette’s roster, there’s going to be a big logjam now in the backcourt but we kind of figured Tom Crean would be able to handle a situation like this,” Hurley said. “But we are talking about a guy who coached at the University of New Orleans for one year, and that’s his head coaching experience.”
Click here for last week’s Q & A with Taylor.
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