Seth Curry Chooses to Transfer to Duke.
ESPN is reporting that the Duke Blue Devils have locked up “the most coveted transfer in the nation” on Sunday night by committing a scholarship to Seth Curry. Seth, the younger brother of Stephen Curry and son of former NBA’er (including the Raptors) Dell Curry, averaged 20.2 points per game for the Liberty Flames this past season. Much like his brother, he is a smooth shooter and has the ability to find his own shot. The transfer was confirmed late Sunday night when Dell Curry told ESPN.com. By accepting the transfer, Curry will have to sit out a full year, as part of the NCAA’s transfer agreement.
As a Duke fan, I am extatic about this. I don’t know why UNC or Duke did not sign Stephen Curry to a scholarship because the Curry’s are from the North Carolina area. This is a very good consolation prize for being knocked out of the Sweet 16 a few days prior. By the time Seth Curry is available, Jon Schyer and Gerald Henderson will be gone and the team will be built around Curry and Elliot Williams, who is awesome. The team will also have to do some heavy recruiting over this summer, as the top national recruits have recently been choosing North Carolina and California schools, mainly to live the life before being drafted a year later. Since Duke’s philosophy is based around a winning tradition, Duke players tend to stay for more than 1 year (except for Corey Maggette, who pretty much played in the NCAA tournament to build his value and then opted for the draft… dick). But building around Curry and Williams is a good stepping stone when looking ahead to 2011.
Here is a video of what we can look forward to. Beautiful shot. The main difference I see between him and his brother/dad, is that he is more of a ball handler and can seriously create his own shot.