Taylor and Parker have put a lot of time and effort into improving their basketball games. Parker plays point guard on their team and Taylor plays forward. Parker's ball handling skills have improved dramatically from last season and Taylor continues to improve as a shooter. When he is on, it's really kind of crazy. He scored 21 in our game last week, including 2 threes.
Besides the Salt Lake County league they play in, Taylor has also been playing on a church team. The church league is at a lot lower skill level than the other league he plays in. It's just a "whoever shows up can play" kind of league. But it's for 14-15 year olds. There weren't enough 14-15 year olds in our congregation, so they invited Taylor (age 12) to play up with them. Instead of being the tall guy on the team, Taylor is the shortest. He plays point guard for them. Last night he scored 26 of their 56 points, had some beautiful passes and led them to a 30 point victory. Afterwards, one of the 15-year-olds (who's got to be 8 inches taller than Taylor and built like a man) came up to him and said, "You are officially a better basketball player than me!" Needless to say, Taylor had a huge grin on his face all night:)