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Tuesday / November 21.
  • Taylor Has List of 5

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    Tyshawntaylor4_30200Having secured his release from Marquette, St. Anthony guard Tyshawn Taylor has a list of schools he’s considering.

    They include Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Florida and NCAA champion Kansas. Taylor, a 6-3 first-team All-State guard, said Marquette is still in the mix.

    Taylor chose Marquette the first time over Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech and will visit two of the schools he has yet to see. That group includes Virginia, Florida and Kansas.

    Taylor asked for his release after Tom Crean left Marquette for Indiana and was replaced by Buzz Williams.

    The late signing period ends May 21.

    We still think it’s absurd that Taylor can’t sign on with another Big East school because of a conference rule prohibiting a player from signing with two league schools.

    In the meantime, Marquette secured a commitment from Jimmy Butler, a 6-6 guard  from Tyler (TX) Junior College. Butler averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.

    “I think the best thing he does is he’s very versatile,” Williams told postcrescent.com. “He became one of the most sought-after players in the country this year. He can do a lot of different things, similar to players that are currently on our team.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.