Curry Scores 45; UNC Offers
JamesOn Curry was on.
On Tuesday, Eastern Alamance scored a major win against High Point Andrews, 85-77. Sophomore point guard JamesOn Curry scored 45 in the win. In the process, he toppled the 1,000 point career mark. He accomplished the feat in a mere 41 high school games.
Eastern Alamance coach John Moon had a plaque ready for his star's big night and when Curry drained a wing 3, play was stopped and Curry was joined by his parents in a brief ceremony on the court. "I don't think he knew he'd be getting anything, but I'd bet the ranch he knew he had 998 (points)," Moon said.
Curry hit for 21 in the first half and 44 in the second. He shot 15-27 from field and 6-10 from 3-point range. He also converted 9-11 free throws, a marked improvement considering he had only been shooting 60% from the line entering the game.
Last Friday night, North Carolina head coach Matt Doherty went to go see him play. The result was a rare scholarship offer made to a sophomore by the Heels. "I'm speechless," Curry said in regards to UNC's scholarship overtures. While Curry doesn't expect to commit anytime soon, the offer itself is significant.
"People said he'd never get recruited out of a school like this," Moon said referring to the small school atmosphere the school with an enrollment of 825 students has.
Junior guard Will Price hit for 20 points, but make no mistake about it, this was Curry's night.
Duke is also recruiting Curry. The guard's outburst is nothing new to observers. A few weeks ago, he scored 59 points in an amazing 24-26 from the field, including a perfect 9-9 from downtown.
Yes, the competition level isn't that of other leagues around North Carolina, but JamesOn can flat out play. He's a big-time guard prospect in any league. His coach deserves a lot of credit for going the extra mile with his player and is an example of what the NCAA means in high school coaches taking an active role in recruiting.
Inside The Eastern Alamance Huddle With Coach Moon
Play Is Stopped When Curry Scores No. 1,001