Chicago Standout Headed South

Chicago Whitney Young big man Dwayne Curtis is headed south. South? That's right a certain former DePaul assistant helped lure one of the Windy City's best big men to warmer climates.

Curtis Picks Auburn

It didn't take former DePaul and current Auburn assistant Tracy Dildy long to get comfortable at Auburn. Dildy, a native of Chicago, used his Windy City connections to help the Tigers lands Whitney Young power forward Dwayne Curtis.

"The kid is going to be real good," Young coach Lamont Bryant said. "I think the beauty of it is the kid didn't get any national attention. He went to summer school." Curtis needed the summer session in order to gain freshman eligibility. He's got a long way to go and is currently waiting for a recent test score.

His high school coach said that DePaul, Purdue, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois State and Nebraska had shown interest. Last year, he averaged 10 points and 6 rebounds.

Bryant said he'll do whatever Cliff Ellis asks of him. "This kid is going to go down there and do whatever the coaching staff wants him to do. If Auburn wants him to tackle somebody he's going to do that."

Bryant is also quick to point out how instrumental Dildy was in Curtis' recruitment. "Tracy is well known over the country, especially in the Illinois area. He gets it done. [Dildy] was the most important reason why he chose Auburn."


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