Columbus State University men’s basketball coach Robert Moore has announced the addition of Stanley Taylor to the Cougars’ 2018 signing class.
Taylor joins previously announced signees Landrius Horton and Anthony Moore They will be part of the Cougar program starting with the 2018-19 season.
A 6-foot-7 forward, Taylor comes to Columbus State after two seasons at Richard Bland College in Virginia. He helped RBC to a 52-17 record over the last two years, including a national semifinal appearance as a freshman.
As a sophomore, he was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.
“Stanley was a real need for us,” Moore said. “He is a 6-7 player who can stretch the floor, something we didn’t have last year. His athleticism and ability to play multiple positions will allow our defense to be more aggressive. We feel Stanley has the ability to be a double-double player in the Peach Belt Conference.”
Taylor averaged 10.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in his sophomore season, earning All-Region honors. He totaled 15 games with at least 10 points, including a career-best 30 on 13-of-15 shooting in November.
Taylor finished with eight double-doubles and was a force on the offensive glass at Richard Bland, grabbing 100 offensive rebounds last season. He hails from Petersburg, Va. and graduated from Matoaca High School in 2015.