Scouting

One of the most respected scouting services nationally and internationally, Ricky Taylor Basketball Scouting is the premier scouting service to evaluate prospective student athletes. With professional playing experience, Coach Ricky Taylor and his team provides student-athletes with professional evaluations.

Our scouting services breakdowns strengths, weaknesses, areas to improve in, college potential (NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, JUCO), and pro potential.

Video Scouting

We offer video scouting for players globally.  Players may send videos to our CEO, Ricky Taylor, at ricky.taylor@rtbball.com and we will analyze the video and provide a professional player analysis.

Aneres Nazario- #93 – Mr. Aneres Nazario, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. As we watched you play, Aneres, you rebounded the ball well for your position. You impressed us because you are also ran the floor well and you were willing to do so. Additionally, you take up a lot of space to clog of the lane for short guards. There were a few times were you had some great seals and position which impressed us even more. You also boxed out and gathered a lot of rebounds for your team. You did a “PHENOMENAL” job keeping your hands straight up on defense without fouling—these are the little things that we were looking for. You also have great form on your shot so continue to perfect your craft. You made a really nice move to the hole where you faked and then made a drop step to the middle—this is the skillset that we were looking for from you at the showcase.
Bryce Sutton- #49 -Mr. Bryce Sutton, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! We congratulate you again for winning the All-American dunk contest! As we watched you closely, we see that you fought for position inside. You were relentless and proved to us that you deserved to be in the all-star game. Additionally, not only were you active offensively, but also we were highly impressed with your activity defensively. You guarded the post like your life depended on it and this is what made us love you the more. You ran the floor hard and you sprinted the lanes. We love players who can get out and run the floor with no problem. You always looked to receive the ball in transition by looking over your shoulder. You got offensive rebounds and you outworked EVERYBODY at the camp. We are proud of your contribution to the showcase, Bryce.
C.J. Reisinger- #32 -Mr. C.J. Reisinger, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. As we watched you play, you can definitely shoot the ball from 3 point range. You are a deadly shooter and if someone leaves you open, then the whole gym know that it’s going in. We loved your shooting form on your shot. You have A-1, Textbook, shooting form. Your feet was set on almost every shot attempt which showed signs of a great shooter. You shot the ball with consistency and I believe everyone at the showcase will remember your shooting. We also noticed that you had great court vision. You were able to make skip passes to the opposite side which showed that you had a high basketball I.Q. Keep up the good work C.J.
Damon Burns- #62 -Mr. Damon Burns, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. As we watched you play, we were highly impressed with your great advanced dribbles you made in the open court. You looked very comfortable handling the basketball in transition. Additionally you made the right plays and you proved to the coaches that you were a mature basketball player. You also did a phenomenal job running the floor. You are indeed an intelligent player, and you will definitely make a coach happy someday.
Darren Martin- #63 – Mr. Darren Martin, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. During 5 on 5 games, you showed the ability to make great passes to your teammates. You also have great offensive awareness. We saw that you knew where to be on the court at all times. Your ball handling was impressive. You handled the ball with poise and you were under control. You pitched the ball ahead to teammates which is Coach Ricky Taylor’s favorite thing to see. Overall, we were highly impressed with your court vision as you were able to survey the whole court and find open teammates.
David Harewood- #90 -David, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You are very quick and explosive guard which was easily noticeable on the court. You kept your eyes up on the court and you were a leader. You were also patient while waiting for something to happen offensively. You also got your teammates involved. You ran the floor hard, and picked up full court. We were very impressed when you made a “bowling ball” pass to teammate. You showed that you had great vision on the floor and you used your long arms to get into passing lanes. Additionally, we were impressed by your pitch ahead to other teammates running the floor. This is Coach Ricky Taylor’s favorite thing to see from players who attend the showcase. Not only were you good offensively, but we really loved your defensive presence. You were able to pressure the basketball and make it difficult on opposing players. You got deflections and you anticipated what the offensive was going to do so your defensive awareness is exceedingly high off the charts!
Derick French- #89 -Mr. Derick French, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. During 5 on 5 games, you showed the ability to make great passes to your teammates. Additionally, we were impressed because you made smart decisions on the court. One of the most important things you do well is that you are great at “RELOCATING” for your shot. You rarely see players giving up the ball and relocating to get a better shot. This definitely turned our heads at the showcase.
Emanuel Murry- #96 -Mr. Emanuel Murry, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. During 5 on 5, you kept your eyes up and you saw the defense from afar. We feel that you like you can run a team and you are very controlled and poise ball handler. You made good sharp passes and you had great body control when maneuvering through traffic. We feel that you were the smoothest player out on the court at the showcase. You were very patient and it showed your maturity as an elite player. You were phenomenal finishing with contact which showed your physicality. We also noticed that you went in for offensive rebounds which showed that you look to do the dirty work. We were also impressed with your court vision. You see the court very well. You made several skip passes which showed your high level I.Q. College coaches would definitely like to have you apart of their team. Additionally, not only were you superb offensively, but also you were exciting to watch defensively. You had a great low stance and your defensive pressure was present! You were not afraid to get into the opposing guards—this definitely made us smile. Emanuel, you did a great job!
Jason Barber- #88 -Mr. Jason Barber, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. As we watched you play, you have great form on shot. You have A-1, Textbook shooting form. We really loved your ability to run the floor at the showcase. Additionally, you did a phenomenal job finishing at the rim. You worked almost every possession going in for offensive rebounds and you fought to the end. You have long arms which caused problems for defenders. You seemed to always be in the right place at the right time which proved that you were an intelligent basketball player.
Justin Doyley- #94 -Mr. Justin Doyley, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! We were highly impressed already in the first game that you played. You were directing traffic on the court and you were not afraid to let your teammates know where to go on the court. You definitely proved to us that you were a leader. We were definitely impressed with your ability to finish with contact at the rim. You were absolutely phenomenal in the skill development session. You have great, quick handles for your position, and you handle the ball well under control. We really enjoyed watching your court vision on the court as you were able to find open teammates. Additionally, you have great form and technique on your shot. You have a polished shot that doesn’t need much tweaking at all. We are proud of your contribution to the showcase, Justin. Your brother Tony is a great guy by the way! Keep your head up and the sky is the limit!
Luke Orso- #81 -Mr. Luke Orso, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You easily made the top 20 All-Star team and you were one of the best players at the showcase. You were the best 3 point shooter at the showcase. Your ability to shoot the 3 definitely captivated the coaching staff. Not only did you have unlimited range, but you also shot the ball with consistency. You were able to make the right plays and proved to us that you knew the game inside out. Additionally, you made great moves to the basket and you ran the floor extremely well. You finished with contact and you were able to maneuver your way through traffic to make the best plays for the team. You have great heart and we love the fact that you “know” the game and possess a high I.Q. You played with patience and you were poise. You looked comfortable handling the ball. Continue to shoot the ball with confidence and the sky is the limit!
Roderick Fisher- #85 -Mr. Roderick Fisher, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. As we watched you play, Roderick, you hustled and played hard almost every possession. You did a phenomenal job by being a vocal leader by projecting your voice on the court. Additionally, you did a great job flashing to the middle for passes. You also dominated on the offensive boards which was easily noticeable which caused the coaches to like you even more.
Shai Robinson- #26 -Hello Ms. Shai Robinson, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. As we watched you play, we really enjoyed your ability to compete against some of the boys on the court. You were not fearful at all and you represented the girls extremely well. You have a great understanding of the game. There were multiple occasions where you were in the right place at the right time. We noticed this easily so keep up the good work by spacing the court out and being available for a pass to catch and shoot. You went in for offensive rebounds which showed that you had heart! We were definitely blessed to have you in our presence at the showcase!
Travis Spinks- #57 -Mr. Travis Spinks, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. As we watched you play, you did a phenomenal job dribbling the ball with aggression. You had no fear attacking the rim. You also impressed the coaches because you went in for offensive rebounds. Additionally, you proved to us that you were hungry for the ball on every possession. You are what we like to call a “workaholic.” You have a great motor and you proved to us that you know the game inside out!
Wesley Gallaher- #80 -Mr. Wesley Gallaher, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. During 5 on 5 games, you showed the ability to make great passes to your teammates. Additionally, congratulations on making the Top 20 All-Star team. You also have great offensive awareness. We saw that you knew where to be on the court at all times. Your ball handling was impressive. You handled the ball with poise and you were under control. You pitched the ball ahead to teammates which is Coach Ricky Taylor’s favorite thing to see. Overall, we were highly impressed with your court vision as you were able to survey the whole court and find open teammates. You made some good shots throughout the showcase and this caught our attention.
Willie Henderson- #73 -Mr. Willie Henderson, the coaching staff all loved the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the HS Top 100 Showcase! You showed great signs that you have a high IQ of the game. You also did well in the skill development session as well. As we watched you play, you did a phenomenal job getting in the passing lanes which disrupted the other team’s offensive flow. You have great speed for your size and what really impressed us was your explosion! You were able to maneuver your way around traffic to make the best play. You also seemed extremely comfortable handling the ball in which you dribbled through traffic under control. You are what we call an “elite guard.” You did a great job reading down screens and being able to catch and shoot with your feet square to the goal. You have A-1, Textbook form on shot. Willie, you were one of the best players at the All-American showcase. Continue to dominate as a big guard and let them know who runs the court!

 

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