Taylor Trudeau, a Class of 2019 6-foot-3 guard from Mount Dora Christian (FL) Academy caught up with us at Basketball Society to discuss his recruiting trail.
Although Trudeau hasn’t picked up any offers at the moment, he has taken unofficial visits to North Florida and Stetson. He broke down each visit.
North Florida-“North Florida has a beautiful campus, we were brought out to watch a practice and film session. Coach [Matthew] Driscoll is an awesome coach and the program is very competitive. The whole staff is very friendly and I can see myself as an Osprey one day. Coach [Stephen] Perkins and coach Driscoll told me a lot about their style of play and how my shooting ability would fit right in with how they play.”
Stetson-“I was invited out to watch their inter-squad scrimmage and that was cool because I got to see how competitive it really is at the next level. Stetson has a very mature team who will play fast. Coach [Bert] Capel and coach [Kevin] Dux are really fond of how I can shoot. They feel I will fit right in since they like to penetrate and kick to shooters in their offense. I also was able to tour the campus which was really cool.”
Trudeau went on to tell us at Basketball Society that Army, Brown, North Carolina-Greensboro, Citadel, Furman, Princeton, Eastern Washington, and Charleston Southern are showing strong interest as well.
Trudeau may be one of the most underrated scorers in the Southeast. He holds his school single-game scoring record at Mount Dora Christian Academy with 62 points and 12 three-point field goals made in a game. He accomplished both of these feats last season as a sophomore against Orangewood Christian (FL) School.
My underrated players:
2018 Legacy Charter (SC) CG Dontrell Shuler (@DontrellShuler1)
2018 Providence Day (NC) CG Isaac Suffren (@foreverballer21)
2019 Mount Dora Christian (FL) G Taylor Trudeau (@TaylorrTrudeauu)
2018 Velma Jackson (MS) G Robert Kendrick (@Letseatrobert5)
— Stephen Rodgers (@StevoR33) November 30, 2017
Trudeau is in the conversation for the top shooter in the state of Florida in our opinion. Coach Darryl Hardin of 1 Family Hoops, “The kid can really score the ball,” he told us about Trudeau. “He scored 25 points against 2018 Buffalo commit Ronaldo Segu and 2018 North Carolina commit Nassir Little. They are in the same district.”
At Phenom Hoops Summer Havoc Tournament with 1 Family Hoops this Summer, Trudeau had the single-game high for the entire event with 42 points which included 10 three-pointers.
Trudeau has already gotten his junior season off to a hot start. He scored 43 points in just 24 minutes in first preseason game for Mount Dora Christian Academy. Trudeau has improved defensively this summer playing at high level AAU tournaments with 1 Family Hoops.
If Trudeau continues his development defensively, penetrating the lane, and creating off the dribble, he will be nice addition for a division one mid-major school somewhere. He may not look the part, but he sure plays like it which is all that matters to us.
We at Basketball Society will continue to keep you updated on Trudeau’s recruiting trail.
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