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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Info on Transfer Shawn Taggart


Height/Weight
6-10/225

Position
Forward

High School

One of the top big men in the class of 2005...can block shots, rebound and score in a variety of ways around the basket...ranked as the 35th-best player in the nation according to Rivals.com...Rivals.com also lists him as the third-best center...ranked as the 24th-best prep player by HoopScoop...rated No. 72 by the Sporting News and No. 85 by Basketball News...Lindy's rated him as the 94th-best player in the nation...averaged 20.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and four blocks as a senior, helping Mt. Zion to a prep school national championship...Taggart and Kansas' Brandon Rush formed one of the best two-man games in prep school in 2005...Mt. Zion teammate of current Cyclone Tasheed Carr...averaged 10.2 ppg, 9.0 rpg and 2.2 bpg as a junior, helping Mt. Zion to a 30-1 mark...one of the best players at the ABCD Camp in the summer of 2004...tallied 16 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals in one game...played for the Richmond Squires AAU team...Missouri's Glen Dandridge and Colorado's Chris Copeland were AAU teammates...coached in prep school by Antonio Fozard...chose ISU over Memphis, Virginia Tech, Florida State and St. John's.

Personal

Born March 26, 1985 in Richmond, Va...son of Charleine Taggart...sociology major

Rivals.com

Four Stars (out of five)
Position Ranking: 8
RivalsHoops 2005: Top 150 (#35)
RivalsHoops: 2005 Power Forwards (#8)

Quotes

He's very aggressive. He's more of a defensive player right now, blocking shots, holding his man and things like that. -Mt. Zion Head Coach Antonio Fozard

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