Michigan Lands 2019 Power Forward Taylor Currie

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Taylor Currie, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Worthington Christian (OH) School, announced his commitment to Michigan on Friday via Twitter. Currie was offered a scholarship by Michigan coach John Beilein early Thursday morning.

“I was very excited,” Currie told UM Hoops. “It’s an opportunity that I’ve been working very hard for. It’s been my dream since I was a little kid to be able to play basketball at the University of Michigan, so it’s just a very humbling and exciting opportunity.

Currie is the first commit in Michigan’s 2019 class. He is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 149 overall player in his class and No. 4 player in Ohio. Other schools that showed interest included Florida, Iowa, Ohio State, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

“I knew if I was offered to Michigan I would commit,” Currie said. “When your dream’s right there in front of you and what you worked so hard to accomplish is right there, you can’t say no. You can’t pass up that opportunity — especially at a school like Michigan.”

Michigan also extended an offer to 2019 shooting guard Rocket Watts on Thursday. Thursday was the first day that coaches could reach out to 2019 prospects.

“They know how much I love them as a coaching staff, how much I love the university, how much I love the way they play and how I feel like I fit in there,” Currie said. “They knew that if I got the opportunity that I would go to Michigan.”

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