AURORA | A profile look at Regis Jesuit junior Damarius Taylor who is on the roster of Team East for the 1 p.m. A-Town All-Star Boys Game on March 18, 2023, at Eaglecrest High School (purchase tickets, here):
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School: Regis Jesuit High School
2022-23 averages: 12.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 steals
Season highlights: Regis Jesuit won 20 games for the first time since the 2015-16 season and made it to the Final Four for the first time since 2011 (when it won the third of three consecutive large school state championships) and the contributions of Taylor were a big part of both of those accomplishments for coach Ken Shaw’s team. After 10 games of varsity experience last season, he became a starter and flourished as the team’s third-leading scorer and he also finished tops in steals and fourth in rebounding. Taylor tallied a season-high 23 points in a win over Chaparral on Jan. 12, which was one of three games in which he passed the 20-point mark, while he was in double-digits in 18 games (including two of Regis Jesuit’s three 6A postseason games). He created and scored by getting inside, but he also knocked down 34 3-pointers to rank second on a team that made 189 on the season. Taylor earned selection to the A-Town All-Star Game for the first time.
Taylor vs. Aurora teams: vs. Grandview (9 points, 5 rebounds); vs. Rangeview (15 points, 3 assists); vs. Overland (20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals); vs. Cherokee Trail (4 points, 3 rebounds)