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Wisconsin Lands 2018 Power Forward Taylor Currie

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Taylor Currie, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Clarkston (MI) High School, announced his commitment to Wisconsin on Tuesday via Twitter.

“I’m grateful to announce that I’m a Wisconsin Badger,” said Currie via Twitter. “Thank you, Coach [Greg] Gard & Coach [Dean] Oliver, for the opportunity! #OnWisconsin.”

According to 247Sports, Currie is ranked as the No. 197 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 8 player from the state of Michigan. He joins Joe Hedstrom as the second commit in the Badgers’ 2018 class. Wisconsin lost a commitment from 2018 guard, Tyler Herro, earlier this month.

“I just loved Coach Gard and Coach Oliver,” Currie told Scout. “I really loved the whole staff and they preached to me since day one that it is a great fit.”

Currie continued, “Looking at what they have on the roster and how they play, it is a great opportunity for me. I think I play like their bigs in the past have played. It is an opportunity to come in and contribute.”

Currie, who de-committed from Michigan last month, is still deciding on whether to go 2018 or 2019, specifying his plans to Scout on Tuesday. “I am going in 2018, and the plan right now is to redshirt,” he said.

“Wisconsin was great,” Currie told 247Sports following his Wisconsin visit. “It was a great experience. The campus was awesome. I had met coach [Dean] Oliver before so it was good to also meet Coach [Greg] Gard. They are good guys and I saw two practices and the football game, it was great. I love how they have the big guys do everything. They shoot, they handle, they do everything the guards do.”

He will sign his National Letter of Intent during the Early Signing Period in November.

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