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Why is Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor Still Underrated?
He’s not the flashiest point guard in the country but he may be the most effective. Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor is the most underrated point guard in the country. Opposing coaches sure know all too well about Mr. Taylor. In a tight game against Vanderbilt, it was Taylor’s steady hand that led the Badgers into the Sweet 16. It will be Taylor who will lead them further if they are to beat Syracuse next round.
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Taylor’s numbers against Vanderbilt weren’t all too impressive. He did lead the Badgers in scoring with 14, but he only had 3 assists. That’s not the point (no pun intended). He played stiff defense and guided Wisconsin down the stretch with an immense focus and drive that led the Badgers to victory. It’s amazing when people talk about the stars in college hoops this season to see Taylor’s name often left out. Why is that?
It’s widely known that you need good guard play in order to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. If you look at all the current Sweet 16 teams, they all have very good guards. With Taylor, Wisconsin will have a great chance to knock of the 1 seed Syracuse in Boston on Thursday. This young man has a lot of grit and Wisconsin is in great hands. Don’t be surprised if Wisconsin does make it to New Orleans. If they do it will be because of Jordan Taylor. He may not light up the scoreboard every game, but he makes his presence felt with his tenacity, his heart and most importantly his poise in late game situations. Not sure if there is another point guard left in the tournament who is better than him. He will have a chance to prove it to the nation later this week.
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