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Report: Taylor Currie to leave Wisconsin, enters transfer portal

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Another class of 2018 signee decides to leave UW.

Dan Sanger

Another class of 2018 Wisconsin Badgers signee will look to play college basketball elsewhere, as the Wisconsin State Journal’s Jim Polzin reported on Tuesday afternoon that forward Taylor Currie is set to leave the program and is in the transfer portal.

Polzin further reports that the 6’8, 226-pound Currie will play basketball at Mott Community College in Flint, Mich., next season.

During the 2018-19 season and his only year at UW, Currie redshirted and did not see any time on the court. He verbally committed to Wisconsin in October 2017.

He becomes the second member of last year’s class to leave the program this spring, as true freshman point guard Tai Strickland also departed in late March. The son of former NBA guard Rod Strickland played in 16 games for the Badgers, but eventually committed to play at Temple in late April.

Now center Joe Hedstrom—who like Currie redshirted last season—is the only remaining signee from the class of 2018. Wisconsin announced last year that the 7’0 big man would walk-on initially, but based on Polzin’s article and another previous report from BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara, he would be placed on scholarship after his first year in the program.

As seen on our basketball scholarship grid, Wisconsin’s 2019-20 squad only has nine scholarship players.