Taylor Currie is an elite student-athlete currently attending Worthington Christian in Westerville, Ohio. Currie is currently ranked the #128 player in the class of 2019 per 247Sports composite after a great Spring/Summer with the All Ohio Red AAU team on the EYBL circuit. Emerging on the radars of many high major D1 programs, Taylor will continue to garner interest with his ability to rebound, hit the occasional perimeter jumper, and use his length to contest shots at the basket.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring/Summer, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things went for All Ohio Red as a team and for you individually?
TC: We finished 5th at Peach Jam and 2md at the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
TC: I consider myself a stretch four. I can play outside when I have a defender that’s bigger and slower, and I can play in the post when I have a smaller defender on me. The biggest things I pride myself on are playing with a nonstop motor and rebounding. I believe the offense will come if I do those two games every game.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
TC: I get in the gym 6 days a week. I spend time working on both the post and wing aspects of my game. I work with my trainer to simulate in game post ups and different moves, and I also spend time working on different shots and shooting off the dribble, as well as different dribble moves and attacking the basket.
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
TC: My favorite subjects in school are english and history.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
TC: I’d like to be some kind of sports writer or reporter, so possibly journalism.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
TC: I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love to watch college football and I enjoy playing NBA 2k.
EM: Which schools show interest?
TC: Michigan, Ohio State, and West Virginia have all been in to watch me workout, and I’ve spoken to coaches from Xavier, Butler, Virginia, and Pitt.
EM: Any college campuses you want to get out to and visit?
TC: I’ve already been to visit Michigan, Ohio State, and West Virginia’s campuses, and I would like to see Xavier, Virginia, Butler and Pitt.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
TC: I want to be comfortable with the coaching staff and I want to find a system that fits my playing style. I want to be coached by people that are good men as well as good coaches.
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
TC: On the court. I want to win a high school state championship and I want to play as hard as I possibly can every game, and I believe if I do those two things the college offers will come. Off the court, I want to maintain a good GPA and I want to study as hard as I can to be successful in the classroom.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
TC: I would say that if you find something that you love doing to pursue it and work as hard as you can because you never know what can happen if you work hard and trust God.