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.
Another Preseason Accolade for IV
— Texas A&M Basketball (@aggiembk) November 13, 2023
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.