Gabe Taylor Senior Night and Wheelchair Basketball Game at Augusta tonight
Written by Todd Kelsch
The historic Augusta Gymnasium will host a wheelchair basketball game on February 17 featuring the Cincinnati Dragons and the Cincinnati Royals. Augusta basketball historians are saying this is the first wheelchair basketball game to take place in the 97 year old gym.
The wheelchair basketball game will feature Augusta Independent senior Gabe Taylor, the 18 year old son of Jarrod and Tiffany Taylor. Gabe has been playing with the CIncinnati Dragons wheelchair basketball team since 2015. In his 8 years, Gabe has won multiple MVP’s. Gabe leads the Dragons this season scoring 36 points per game and grabbing 15 rebounds per game.
Gabe Taylor will go to the University of Alabama in August to play wheelchair basketball and to continue his education. Gabe is eager to compete with the best collegiate wheelchair basketball teams in the south as well as the entire country.
The Cincinnati Dragons compete in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s Junior Divison according to cincinnatidragons.com. Gabe Taylor is a member of the Dragons high school and under team which competes in the NWBA’s varsity division.
The Dragons’ opponent on February 17 in Augusta is the CIncinnati Royals Wheelchair Basketball Team. The Royals are a Division 1 team featuring two ex-Paralympians and a female from the New Zealand national team.
The game tips at 7:00 and admission is $5.