In the midst of a global pandemic, Kameron Taylor is entering the prime of his basketball career. The 25 year old, Landover, MD native is taking his talents back to Germany this fall and is excited for the opportunity with his new team, the Hamburg Towers. Despite regulations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, preparation for this upcoming season was no different. “Usually my summers are pretty similar.” Taylor said. “I just come home and work out everyday… this year I was even able to have my little brother work out with me which was a fun wrinkle in my summer.” Being able to spend time with family while being home in Maryland was an emphasis for Taylor, on and off the court. The younger Taylor brother, Kellon, was Kam’s primary training partner and will be joining the University of Albany Men’s Basketball program as a grad transfer after 4 years of playing Division 1 football. Having a Division 1 athlete in the same household can only be beneficial when preparing for the rigors of a German BBL season.
After a strong season with Bamberg last year, Taylor will join an upcoming Hamburg team led by new head Coach Pedro Calles. “I don’t put as much weight into the history of the franchise, as much as the opportunity” Taylor said, when asked about the decision to make the move to Hamburg. “Coach Pedro (Calles) has an amazing track record of developing his players.” There is a long list of players who have developed under Coach Calles the past five years who are playing at the highest levels of Europe, including Steve Vasturia, Austin Hollins, TJ Bray, Trevis Simpson, and Ishmail Wainright. With future aspirations of playing in the Euroleague or getting an opportunity with a NBA organization, it seems the opportunity with a newly energized Hamburg team is a perfect fit for Taylor. After a productive summer back home in the States, Taylor is poised for a breakout season in Germany. In his own words, all he wants to do is “compete for a championship.”