La Crosse, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Head Men's Basketball Coach Ken Koelbl has announced the verbal commitment of Jack Taylor from Black River Falls (H.S.) for the 2010-11 season. Taylor attended Mercersburg Academy (Pa.) during the 2009-10 season, an independent college-preparatory school.
Taylor, a 5-10 guard, averaged 20.4 points and 4.7 assists per game as a senior in 2008-09 while shooting 42.3% from three-point range for the Tigers. He finished his career with 1,295 points, second-most in Black River Falls history, and was selected to play on the 2009 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division 2 North All-Star Team. Taylor was also a McDonald's All-America nominee his senior season.
He earned Associated Press (AP) All-State Honorable Mention recognition in 2007-08 and 2008-09. Taylor was also named to the WBCA Division 2 First Team All-State squad as a junior and senior and selected the 2007-08 and 2008-09 Coulee Conference Player of the Year in earning first team all-conference honors.
Averaging 24.0 points in his junior season, including scoring 48 versus West Salem, Taylor was named to the La Crosse Tribune First Team in 2007-08 and 2008-09. He earned all-conference honorable mention recognition as a sophomore in 2006-07.
A two-year team captain and MVP, Taylor was a member of the Tigers' conference championship team in 2008-09. He was a Coulee Conference Scholar-Athlete recipient and named to the Academic All-State First Team his senior season.
UW-La Crosse finished 17-9 overall and tied for third in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) with a 9-7 record in 2009-10.
Thanks Dave Johnson, UW-L SID