Monday, November 29, 2021
Athletes Of The Week: Jayquan Curry

Athletes Of The Week: Jayquan Curry

Jayquan Curry is known primarily as a basketball player, but that sport does not tell the full story of just how unique and versatile an athlete Curry is.

Entering high school, Curry did not think about playing football, but his friends convinced him to join Wayne Christian’s eight-man football team.

And during his sophomore season, he made an immediate impact on the team as he helped lead the Eagles to their first winning season in school history.

This season, in only three games, Curry was unstoppable as he scored seven touchdowns, led the Eagles in receiving yards, and was second on the team in rushing yards.

He shocked and astonished opposing defenses with his speed and quickness. Curry rose to the challenge and held his own despite his status as a relative newcomer to football.

“I’d rather play basketball, but I played football because of my friends,” Curry said.

While Curry enjoyed the experience of playing football, make no mistake, basketball is the sport Curry has been crazy about since he was a kid.

Curry averaged 28.2 points per game last season, and he finished top-10 in the state in scoring as a sophomore.

He is known as a fearless leader and a charismatic person who is a steady presence on the court.

When his coaches ask him to do something, they know Curry will end up going above and beyond to help the team soar.

“After games, I like to know what I could’ve done better,” Curry said. “I like to know what I can work on, so it can get me ready for college because I’d like to play in college.”

That confidence in his craft stems from a passion for basketball since he could walk.

His basketball career began when he was a child, and as he got older, Curry sharpened his skills so that he was ready when he called up to the varsity team early in his freshman season.

As a freshman, Curry averaged 14 points per game, and he made massive strides as a sophomore, and this season he is ready to take his game to another level.

“When I was younger, I could play basketball at a high level, so I started taking basketball seriously toward my eighth-grade year,” Curry said.

On the court, Curry is electric, dominating the defense’s attention, and he consistently makes huge plays on both ends of the floor.

Curry said he is excited to pursue a state title with his teammates this season, and he considers himself fortunate that he gets to play high school basketball.

“Playing against different schools with top players, I just feel like I get better every game,” Curry said. “I just want to work hard every day and night, hoping that it’ll pay off one day.”

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