• School Shadow creek HS
  • Height 5'7
  • Weight 140
  • AAU Team Houston Skyrise (Edmond)
  • Hometown Houston, TX
  • Grad 2022


  • State Ranking 1
  • National Ranking 4
  • Overall Ranking 5

Profile Report

Basic Details

  • Team TM11
  • # 66
  • POS 1; 2
  • HS Coach Name LaToya Micheaux
  • AAU Coach Name Brandon Edmond
  • AAU Team Name Houston Skyrise (Edmond)
  • Country United States
  • Final Evaluation RÌâ?ÛªMani Taylor, of Houston (TX) Shadow creek HS, is a 5'7 140lb 2022 prospect from our Fall 2018 DAL camp. College coaches on camp staff identified RÌâ?ÛªMani as having division 1 potential. RÌâ?ÛªMani has a disruptive wingspan that gives the player the potential to be a lock down defender and can be even more effective with active hands/feet. Additionally, the prospect appears to have great positional size when used properly remains very advantageous on both sides of the ball. The very talented passer does a fantastic job distributing and seeing the floor. The player is always anticipating when and where teammates will be open, a highly coveted trait in the team sport. In terms of ball handling, it was one of the strongest aspects of the player's game. The player makes great use of change of speed and change of direction. In terms of basketball IQ the player was one of the smartest players we saw at camp and all Fall. The right play was almost always made, and that will be a big advantage in recruiting as this prospect showed they could be trusted on the court at all times being an extension of the coach. A big part of IQ is shot selection. RÌâ?ÛªMani does an excellent job of shooting the basketball with rhythm and possesses high-level knowledge between good/bad shots. This advantage will continue to develop by watching how this is done at various college levels. Making the extra pass and taking only open in-rhythm shots proved to be a very reliable asset for the prospect. The prospect showed they were an extremely reliable shooter throughout camp. Shooting will continue to develop with form shooting and made game speed repetitions. We recommend making at least 500 game speed shots a day off the screen(curl/fades), off the bounce, spot shooting, etc. The talent did a tremendous job of finishing around the rim through various moves. The prospect showed great ability with both hands and has the potential to finish on any defense. The talented player is an explosive athlete proving to be a distinct advantage on both ends of the floor that has the athleticism that is in the top percentile of high school kids. We determined the prospect's strength to be one of their best qualities. The college game is an entirely different beast so continued strength development is crucial to prepare going against 23-24 year-olds. Combined with the player's great frame, the player will be ahead of schedule in terms of being physically ready to play at the next level. The talent has a non-stop relentless motor that really impressed our on staff college coaches during camp. This is a skill college coaches highly covet and will be blown away watching the talented prospect and from what we saw, the player had a physical and mental toughness that coaches at the next level will love. The player showed excellence on the defensive side of the ball and exemplified individual and team defensive concepts that we highlighted at camp. RÌâ?ÛªMani has division 1 potential with continued hard work and development both in the classroom and on the hardwood. Can play the 1; 2. AAU Team: Houston Skyrise (Edmond).

Event Attended

  • Event Date Sept. 22-23, 2018
  • Event Location DAL