Ohio Men’s Basketball Receives Another Early Commitment

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Doug Taylor has officially sent in his National Letter of Intent to cap off Ohio men’s basketball’s early signing period for the 2015-16 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-8 forward joins fellow recruits Jordan Dartis, Gavin Block and Ellis Dozier as the first incoming players for the Bobcats next season.

Taylor currently attends Northland High School in Columbus, the alma mater of former Ohio State star and Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger. Taylor helped lead the Vikings to the OHSAA regional finals a season ago.

The two-star recruit, according to ESPN, is a great rebounder, and will help provide another presence in the paint for Ohio next season. With senior Ohio forward Maurice Ndour graduating after the season, Taylor should help replace his rebounding ability.

Taylor and Dozier will enter Ohio as the new players inside, and will have an opportunity to learn from current forwards like Antonio Campbell, Treg Setty and Wadly Mompremier. Along with those three, Michigan State transfer Kenny Kaminski will be returning to action after sitting out this season due to NCAA transfer regulations. That makes for a crowded Bobcat frontcourt, but both Taylor and Dozier will have a chance to make their case for playing time.

The incoming players still have a year of high school to focus on. Meanwhile, the Bobcats gear up for their road matchup with Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday.