Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Seth Curry to transfer from Liberty

On Monday night, Libery lost to James Madison in the quarterfinals of the Collegeinsider.com tournament (yes, there is a Collegeinsider.com tournament) 88-65, ending the Flames' season.

It would be the last game that Seth Curry, the younger brother of Stephen Curry, would play for Liberty. Word came out tonight that the younger Curry is transferring out of Liberty in order to finish his collegiate career playing against better competition.

From a press release:

This is a difficult decision that I have reached after close consultation with my family and others close to me. [The decision] is based on my desire to develop as an athlete to the fullest of my potential and take advantage of new opportunities that may be available to me in a higher rated conference.
Seth Curry has played his last game as a Flame.
(photo credit: LibertyFlames.com)

The 6'3", 180 lb Curry averaged 20.2 ppg this season, tops among freshman. Given his ability and his bloodlines, it would make sense that a number of big time schools would come calling (although, wouldn't that have been true coming out of high school?).

So where will Curry end up?

The Curry's hail from Charlotte. One ended up in North Carolina, the other in Virginia. They are also, by all accounts, a very close family, so it is a reasonable assumption that Seth will want to stay in the mid-atlantic region.

They both also ended up at quality academic institutions. Davidson and Libery are both good schools, which would lead one to believe that schooling is as important to the family as athletics.

Two schools immediately come to mind - Virginia and Wake Forest. UVa's coaching situation makes Charlottesville a less than ideal destination. But what about Winston-Salem? It has a history of putting out quality guards (Randolph Childress anyone?), it is in North Carolina, and they will be having a ton of shots coming off the books by the time Curry would be eligible (if you think that Jeff Teague, James Johnson, and Al-Farouq Aminu will all still be around in the '10-'11 season, you are crazy).

So will Dino Gaudio have a Curry on his roster? Who knows. Nothing in the release indicated a school that Curry was interested in, and coaches are not allowed to discuss potential transfers. For all I know, he could end up playing for Craig Robinson at Oregon State because he likes Obama's stimulus package.

But speculating is fun, isn't it?

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