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Big Man Taggart Ready for Next Step

Shawn Taggart.

Iowa State's latest prep school phenom from the East Coast has set some lofty goals for his first season on the job in Ames. Mount Zion (N.C.) power forward Shawn Taggart knows exactly what the Cyclones need and is ready to deliver right away.

The 6-foot-11, 225-pounder averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks, and three assists this season, leading Mount Zion to a prep school national championship. Zion and Brandon Rush combined to key a victory over Maryland's National Christian in the title game. "It was like a Shaq and Kobe between me and Brandon Rush," said Shawn Taggart, who inked with Iowa State in the fall signing class...

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