Formerly on the Ocoee boys’ basketball team, Johnny Taylor found himself as leader of the Knights following a senior exodus last year. Now Taylor, who plays at 3, leads the team in points and rebounds and hopes to make the most of his final season.
When did you start basketball?
Ever since my dad played, it’s like I’ve always been around, but I think it was in 2012 – I was at the YMCA – when I started playing basketball.
What did you love so much about basketball?
As a kid I just liked the energy that the crowd gets from a dunk or something – that’s what really got me into a game. Seeing my favorite player LeBron (James) , seeing him dunk and the energy he gave off – I think that’s what got me into the game.
Since you started playing, what do you think has been the biggest change you have seen in yourself?
I feel more confident. I used…
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