I went to Fordham’s great Rose Hill Gym on Saturday to write a story about the great college career of George Washington’s Tony Taylor. The former Stepinac point guard has been a four-year starter in the vastly underrated Atlantic-10, where he’s evolved into an all-conference floor general. That was true once again on Saturday, as you can read here.
“Taylor is a really good player, a very fine player out of Stepinac,” Fordham coach Tom Pecora said of Taylor. “We knew he was going to try and take that game over, and he did a good job of it for a while.”
Taylor delivered 17 points and seven assists, playing tremendous ball in the second half to lead GW back from an 11-point deficit. Taylor scored eight straight points at one point, then delivered key assists down the stretch. His team finally took the lead with about two minutes to play when he set up a teammate for the go-ahead basket.
Eventually, Fordham put a few nice possessions together thanks, in part, to former Bishop Loughlin star Branden Frazier. But after an acrobatic steal by Taylor that led to an assist on a 3-pointer, GW coach Mike Lonergan drew up a play for his star. Taylor got a decent look from the right wing but his tying shot attempt rimmed out. Fordham won 63-58.
It was an excellent game. Taylor had plenty of support, including his parents, his older brother Tyrone Carver – who brought his entire Mamaroneck varsity and JV teams with him – and other Westchester fans. Click on the link about to read more about Taylor’s game, his standout career down in the nation’s capital, and where he hopes the future takes him.
No doubt Taylor will play pro ball somewhere. At least one scout attended yesterday’s game to evaluate him. Taylor’s firmly on the pro radar.