Ray’Sean Taylor, a 2020 graduate of Collinsville High School, suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during summer workouts last week at SIUE. He “will be out indefinitely and his return to the court will depend on how he responds to treatment and rehabilitation,” according to a university press release today.
“I feel bad for Ray’Sean,” said SIUE coach Brian Barone. “He had worked really hard to have an opportunity to bring his high school team and the City of Collinsville a state championship which was cut short because of COVID 19. Now as he was starting his career at SIUE he again has basketball taken away from him.
“Our thoughts are with him and his family and we will do all we can to help him recover and have a great return to the court when he is ready. This community has really embraced Rey’Sean over his career team and right now I am confident they will do so as he gets ready to come back better than ever.”
Taylor was a key figure in Collinsville’s 31-3 season this past year. He averaged 23.6 points and 6.1 rebounds on his way to becoming a consensus Class 4A all-state 1st team selection. Additionally, he led the St. Louis Metropolitan Area in total points.
The injury occurred July 29th.