By Bryan Messerly for MSNsportsNET.com
April 26, 2010
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Darrious Curry, a native of Houston, Texas, has signed a grant-in-aid to attend West Virginia University in 2010-11 and play basketball for the Mountaineers, coach Bob Huggins announced today.
“Darrious fills a void that we have at small forward with the losses of Da’Sean (Butler) and Devin (Ebanks),” says Huggins. “We lost all of our size on the wing and our size is critical to our success. We wanted to add more size to our perimeter.”
Curry is a 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward from Stratford High in Houston. At Stratford, he averaged 19 points, seven rebounds and two assists per game as a senior for coach Mitch Hornsby. He was a McDonald’s All-America finalist and earned first team all-District 18-5A honors for three consecutive years. Curry had 32 points against Hastings High and 30 points against Elsik High this past season.
“West Virginia could not have gotten a better kid in Darrious Curry,” says Hornsby. “He is really athletic and a great leader. Darrious is a quality person on top of being a really good player.”
Curry transferred to Stratford for his senior year after playing the previous three seasons at Elsik High in Houston. He averaged 10 points as a freshman, 20 points as a sophomore and 15 points as a junior. Curry also ran track at Elsik, taking first place in the high jump and triple jump at the district meet.
Curry joins Noah Cottrill (Logan High, Logan, W.Va.) and David Nyarsuk (Mountain State Academy, Beckley, W.Va., native of Juba, Sudan) as signees for the 2010-11 season.