Posted On: 01/3/17 12:36 PM
One of 2019’s best big-men, Clarkston’s Taylor Currie — though still with a long high school career ahead of him — has been seeing some initial high-major interest come his way.
No offers have come in yet for the 6-foot-9 power forward, but he was able to identify three Big Ten schools that have been inquiring.
“Right now I’m receiving some interest from Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin, and they’ve all contacted my coaches and have been in contact with me,” said Currie.
“They like how hard I play. That’s really what I pride myself on is going hard all the time, regardless of what’s going on in the game.”
Currie plays with one of the Midwest’s best grassroots program, All Ohio Red, during his offseasons. He says that he’s not too focused on his recruitment now, but this summer that will change.
“That’s (recruitment) something I try and focus on more during the summer than during the high school season. Right now my goal is to just win a state championship, and that’s what I’m really locked in on,” he said. “When the summer comes around and the EYBL, that’s when I’ll start to focus on recruitment a little bit more.”
A high motor and his tenacity on the defensive end are two things that Currie says sets him apart from the competition.
“The two things I pride myself on, the first would be my motor. That’s something that growing up, even when I first started playing my dad told me that I could really control, was my effort, so that’s something I really take pride in,” he said. “And then also my rebounding, and my defense.”
Now well into his sophomore season at Clarkson, Currie mentioned that shot-blocking and rebounding are his main objectives. Division I prospects Dylan Alderson and Foster Loyer take care of the scoring.
“We have two D1 players on our team, and they do a lot of scoring for us. I think what I bring to the table is protecting the rim, rebounding and just playing good defense,” said Currie.
“It’s awesome playing with Austin and Dylan. And I just try and learn from them and just rebound and play defense, and do what coach asks me to do.”