Brandon Taylor made huge strides in his senior season at Penn State, leading the Nittany Lions to a pair of major upsets and a 7-11 Big Ten record, the highest win total of head coach Pat Chambers’ PSU career. According to Philly.com’s Keith Pompey, Taylor’s improvement has drawn the interest of at least one NBA team, as the Philadelphia 76ers are set to bring the Tabernacle, NJ native in for a workout on Tuesday, just two days before the 2016 NBA Draft:
#Sixers predraft workout for Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/w1FKRxLq0Q— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) June 21, 2016
This is the first reported workout for BT, who averaged 16.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game as a senior in State College. Listed at 6’6”, 225, Taylor doesn’t have the prototypical size to play the three in the pros, much less his preferred power forward position in which he flourished in his final collegiate season, but his inside/out game makes for an intriguing skill set in today’s NBA.
Even if he doesn’t make the unlikely leap to the league in his first season, Tuesday’s workout is the first sign that there is a future in basketball for Taylor. He won’t hear his name called this Thursday, but his chances of landing in one of the NBA’s three summer leagues seem better than anyone previously imagined. Go get ‘em, BT:
Thanks to the most high!! pic.twitter.com/wkUiHnZlEE— BT-3 (@_BTaylor10) June 21, 2016