A bit overshadowed in a talent heavy 2020 class in the state of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Academy of Science guard Kaleim Taylor is starting to get things going with his recruitment. Picking up a mixture of mid and high major interest, Taylor quietly had a very strong summer and most recently was named Co-MVP for the Class of 2020 at the prestigious 2017 NY2LA Sports Futures Camp held last month.

“It felt good knowing that hard work is starting to be noticed,” Taylor told NY2LASPORTS.COM.  “Then again, I have to push harder now. This summer, not a lot of people knew about me, I still don’t think a lot of people know about me.  I’m hoping to open more eyes, keep working, and get more schools.” 

Taylor is receiving interest from Iowa, UNLV, and South Dakota State. Both the Jackrabbits and Rebels watched Taylor in open gyms this fall.

SDSU: “They’ve been watching me play in the NY2LA tournaments. They like my overall game. I think they’re getting ready to offer. They’re probably pushing the most.”

UNLV: “I knew Coach Jeter (Rob Jeter) since I was little. His son used to play on my team. He talked to me about keep working, they were interested, and they’d keep watching me.”

Taylor helped lead Milwaukee Academy of Science to a 16-8 overall record last season. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard averaged 16.2 points and 4.1 assists per game in 2016-17. 

“I’ve been working on my jump shot and my defense,” he said. “I played offense too much last year and not enough defense. My jumper also won’t strong. I’m also more athletic.”

Taylor did not take any unofficial visits in the fall. He said he grew up liking Syracuse, Kentucky, Duke, and Arizona. 

“I’m looking for a school that feels like home,” he said. “I want somewhere that will challenge me on and off the court.”

Taylor plays for the Milwaukee Spartans during the travel season.