Friar Basketball

Jacquil Taylor – Massachusetts’ Best Kept Secret?

December 21, 2010

ESPN’s Brendan Hall thinks so.

UMass has already offered the sophomore, and Boston College assistant Akbar Waheed was in attendance last night at War Memorial Recreation Center to watch as the Falcons crushed Dorchester, 78-21, in their season-opener. With exception of studs like Haverhill’s Noah Vonleh, New Mission’s Kachi Nzerem and St. John’s Prep’s Pat Connaughton, few players among the MIAA talent have risen on the radar over the last six months as rapidly as Taylor, and that was on display in a variety of ways in the win.

Taylor will go head to head with Haverhill’s Noah Vonleh in a matchup of big-time sophomores next week at a holiday tournament in Chelsea, MA.