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2013 Big Man Gaining Momentum As Player

Xzavier Taylor (Scott Burgess)

The Mac Irvin Fire program has several intriguing big man prospects at all levels. One not to be overlooked is Xzavier Taylor from Morgan Park. He has big-time upside and is starting to show why many regard him as a high major prospect.

Xzavier Taylor is a 6'-9" power forward from Morgan Park High School in the Chicago Public League. Illinois coaches have followed his progress, and he like's the Illini's toughness. "I like how Bruce Weber coaches them. I like how his big men rebound and block shots. Overall, I like how they play." Illinois has been in contact with Taylor through his high school and AAU coach Nick...

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