Wade Taylor IV named to pre-season All-American team

The Texas A&M guard Wade Taylor IV has started his junior campaign strong and is growing more into a leader every game. A few days ago, it was announced that the junior guard was named to The Sporting News All-American Second Team.

Below, they gave their unbiased opinion on Taylor’s game and some areas he might need to improve to jump to the first team.

Why he’s here: His stats from a year ago say, no, he’s not likely to be among the top 10 players in college basketball this season, that he’s just a smidge outside that. His talent and his tape say those numbers don’t reflect all he’s capable of doing – and suggest this year’s statistics might. Staying in front of him is an absolute chore, and that’s whether or not he gets the help of a screen. His floater is lethal. Taylor needs to become more consistent as a shooter, not just to demonstrate his value as an elite player but to push the Aggies to the level they, too, are capable of reaching.

Wade Taylor IV finished last season at 16.5 points per game and led the SEC in free throws made with 168 at 87.5%.  He was named to the following 2023 teams.

  • SEC All-Tournament Team

  • All-SEC First Team (AP and Coaches)

  • Third-Team All-American (

  • NABC Second-Team All-District 20

The season is just getting started, and we hope to see Talyor lead the Aggies to a deep run in the NCAA tournament.

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