Corbin guard Andrew Taylor officially signed with Furman on Wednesday.
Here’s an excerpt from Furman’s press release:
Taylor, a native of Corbin, Ky., and senior at Corbin High School, is entering his final year playing for head coach Tony Pietrowski.
“We are very excited about Andrew signing with Furman,” said Pietrowski. “During the process, Andrew looked for a variety of attributes in a school. Furman, without a doubt, checked them all off the list. Andrew has been with our program since his eighth grade year and I’ve watched him blossom into an outstanding basketball player and even a better person. This is due in large part to his work ethic and value system. Furman is getting a special player and person.”
The 6-foot-2 Taylor is a four-time all-district, four-time all-region and three-time all-state selection, who has poured in over 2,000 points during his career at Corbin, which also produced Furman basketball legend Frank Selvy. Taylor has averaged 29.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game for the Redhounds.
“Andrew is a worker that loves competition,” Richey said. “Every time I talked to Andrew during the process, he was constantly doing things to improve himself. His attitude towards work, combined with his skill set, will give him an opportunity to be a great player here. Andrew is a three-level scorer with his ability to attack the rim and make outside shots, and he also can play multiple guard spots on the perimeter. He also gives us length, size and athletic ability on the perimeter.”
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