Evansville grad transfer Ryan Taylor transferring to Northwestern

Northwestern has picked up a commitment from one of the top grad transfers on the market, Evansville guard Ryan Taylor.

"The connection I made with Chris Collins and the staff was huge," Taylor told ESPN. "And it seems like they are really hungry, especially after what happened last year."

The 6-foot-5 Taylor averaged 21.2 points last season for the Aces and shot 42 percent from beyond the arc. Taylor began his career at Ohio University before transferring to Evansville after one season.

Taylor said he also considered Miami, Oregon and Indiana.

Taylor will be eligible to play for Chris Collins and the Wildcats next season and should make an immediate impact. Northwestern finished a disappointing 15-17 this past season after getting to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history in 2017.

"The guys were very accepting, and it felt like the right fit for me," Taylor said.