A C/PF we should consider at Mt Zion?

A little bit of a beanpole, but has received some recent praise. We can never, ever have enough big men.

[b]Also playing very well in the afternoon session for the Mavs was 6'10 C/F Shawn Taggart. Shawn has really picked up his game and become an active player at both ends. The talent has always been there, but the fire seemed to be missing. Today, it seemed like nothing was missing, as he scored 17 points on 7-8 shooting. Taggert is very long and has a feathery touch from 16' and in. Most of his scoring came on jumpers in the 8'-16' range. He also had 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. Rest assured that Taggert won over some new fans among the college coaches sitting in the stands today.[/b]

He was once fairly heavily recruited, but I think his test scores scared some programs off. Here’s an article about him compared to some of his recognizable teammates from back in January:

[b]Twin Towers of Mt. Zion Christian

The basketball program at Mt. Zion Christian Academy already has five players who have signed with High Major programs. The team still has two talented senior big men being pursued by a number of programs. Let’s explore the possibilities.

It’s not everyday that one high school team produces seven D-I recruits in one class. But that’s exactly what coach Antonio Fozard has done this year at Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham, NC.

The players moving on the play college basketball are Tasheed Carr (Iowa State), Roy Bright (Cincinnati), Glen Dandridge (Missouri), Mohamed Tangara (Arizona), and Albert Webber (Alabama). Before the end of April two more of coach Fozard’s players are expected to join NCAA Division I programs.

The more highly sought after player is center Shawn Taggart. Taggart, who measures 6-10, 215-pounds, is hearing from Clemson, DePaul, Georgia, Georgia State, and Florida State.

In fact, most if not all of these have extended him an offer already. The only thing holding him back is his test score.

“Shawn is doing well in the classroom,” coach Antonio Fozard told Hoopmasters.com. “He is still waiting to get his test score, but he should be okay.”

This year Taggart is playing well for a very talented team. Even though he doesn’t play heavy minutes he’s still able to average 9.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game.[/b]

He plays for the Richmond Squires AAU team. If he has achieved a qualifying test score, he might be a solid gamble this late in the recruiting season. Currently, he’s been hearing from: Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgia State, Richmond & Wisconsin.

According to Blue Chip Hoops, Memphis leads for him.

According to Mount Zion (NC) head coach Tony Fozard, the Memphis Tigers are at the front of the pack for his 6-foot-10 forward/center. “Memphis is in the lead right now for Shawn,” Fozard said at ABCD. “He’s their’s to lose right now.”

Depaul is the only school to offer apparently so far.