One of the top overall prospects in Arizona's 2019 Class is narrowing his focus on a college decision, as Apollo High School's talented 6-foot-7, 180-pound senior wing prospect Emmanuel Taban has trimmed his list of final schools down to two college programs.
Taban is coming off a very good spring and summer performance for himself, where he reeled in numerous scholarship offers for himself. Taban would earn offers from such college programs as Texas Tech, Kansas State, Nevada, UC-Santa Barbara, Grand Canyon, Wyoming, Portland State and Southern Utah throughout the club season.
After playing through the club season, Taban is now focusing on two college programs, as he announced this week that he has now narrowed his schools down to two college programs - Wyoming and Nevada.
Taban has not indicated a leader at this point in his recruitment, but will look to take official recruiting visits to both programs before making his college decision. Both programs look to be good fits for the gifted 2019 prospect.
Taban was one of a few Arizona prospects that participated in this summer's prestigious Pangos All-American Camp - held in Los Angeles, California. Taban also had a good club season while traveling with the The Factory, coached by Kenny Mullins.
Taban has tremendous potential for the future, as he has exceptional upside as a basketball prospect. Possessing a long but very thin frame physically, Taban has a nice ability to shoot the basketball with range, his best offensive asset. He has a pure shooting stroke with an effortless release on his shot. It makes him difficult to defend, since he also has an ability to slash and score in the lane or in the open floor, where he thrives and enjoys getting out on the break. He also is a good defender that uses length and athleticism to defend passing lanes and get steals, while also being able to deflect passes.
I will continue to follow his college recruitment closely this fall, and bring you any updates regarding his college recruitment.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Taban is a nice college prospect for the future, as he has tremendous potential for the future, and exceptional upside as a basketball prospect. Possessing a long but very thin frame physically, Taban is a long wing prospect with very good overall versatility and a slashing mindset. While an athletic wing performer with a nice ability to slash and finish plays, and a pure shooting stroke with range, Taban is an attractive prospect, although he needs to gain some serious size to his very thin frame. Taban's best offensive asset is his ability to shoot the basketball with range. He is also able to slash and score in the lane or in the open floor, where he thrives and enjoys getting out on the break. His ability to make plays in the open floor and when slashing to the basket are valuable qualities as a player. He is a solid defender that uses his length and athleticism to defend passing lanes and get steals, while also being able to deflect passes. He is also a very good shotblocker as a result of his length and timing as a shotblocker. He has excellent versatility as a player, and should be able to play several positions on the floor over time as he matures physically.