Currie emerging as a senior

Lorne Currie has used as a breakout senior year to catapult his recruitment. Here's the latest on the 2015 shooting guard.

Lorne Currie had shown flashes of his ability throughout his high school career, but the shooting guard didn't have a whole lot of recruiting attention heading into his senior season.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound 2015 prospect from Los Angeles Fairfax was impressive at the Nike Extravaganza, earning the following evaluation from Scout:

Currie has made significant strides over his senior year. He's playing much more efficient basketball and taking better shots. He's very physically gifted and has the ball skills, athleticism and vision to help a team at the next level. He's a fine shooter and can create his own shot whenever he wants. There's a lot of untapped potential here if Currie can continue to play efficient and winning basketball.

For Currie, the changes began by rededicating himself academically.

"It started in the classroom," Currie said. "I had to focus on getting my grades up and when they did, I got into the gym. I've been focused. My mom and pops have been on me and I've matured. It's been a positive year for me.

"I realize what the stakes are and what it takes to get to college. I've been more focused and playing harder. I don't want to be one of those guys who gets left behind. I want to make it."

Currie's quick first step and burst makes him a very good slasher, while he can also pass it for an off guard. He wants to keep building on his game from there.

"I think I'm best at getting to the basket," he said. "I want to develop a more consistent jump shot. That will open up more for me. I've been playing harder."

Sam Houston State, UTEP and LMU have offered Currie, who has USC, UConn, Providence, Creighton and California recruiting him.

His dream school is a local one.

"I grew up on USC," Currie said. "Football, basketball, I grew up watching USC. I've always pictured myself playing there. I think USC really likes me. I've been seeing them at my games and I like that."

When Currie makes a college decision, his longterm goals will play a big role in it.

"I want to make the best decision for myself," he said. "I want to compete and be with a group of guys who care, want the best for me and want me to be successful.

"Whether that be with getting a degree, getting to the NBA or playing overseas, I want to be successful and want to be with a group of guys who can help me get there."

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