Taylor to consider options

Olive Branch basketball coach Blake Jones chats with Myah Taylor during a practice in preparation for the Lady Quistors' state tournament appearance back in March. Taylor, a sophomore-to-be, will not announce a college decision July 2nd, as announced late this spring. Photo by Bob Bakken

Talented Olive Branch High School girls basketball player Myah Taylor will not be making a college decision July 2, as had been announced earlier this spring.

A sophomore-to-be with the Lady Quistors, Taylor instead will continue to consider her options, according to her father John Taylor this week. 

Olive Branch advanced to the Class 6A state championship game before fellow DeSoto County rival Horn Lake defeated the Lady Quistors 74-39 in the finals March 15 at Mississippi Coliseum.

Taylor helped lead Olive Branch into the championship game, but a leg injury in the second half of her team's 49-44 semifinal win over Harrison Central kept her from contributing in the championship contest. 

On the way into the 6A Final Four, Taylor averaged 13.7 points and 6.2 assists per game last season.  

Among the colleges that have already offered scholarships to Taylor reportedly are Mississippi State, Baylor, Memphis, Jackson State and Southern Miss.  Several other schools have shown interest in the young basketball player who has not even started the 10th grade. The list includes Arizona, Louisville, LSU, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. 

Bob Bakken: sports@desototimestribune.com or call 662-429-6397, Ext. 240. 

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