Ivy League Calls Curry

Brandyn Curry, a standout from Charlotte, is headed to study business at Harvard in the Ivy League.

The player of the year in one of North Carolina's most competitive public school leagues is headed to Harvard.

Brandyn Curry, a point guard out of Charlotte (N.C.) Hopewell, committed to Tommy Amaker's program after receiving an offer from William & Mary and visiting Stanford. Wright State and Penn were also considered.

For Curry, the decision was eased when he took his official visit. "I went on my trip and Dee Giger and Kyle Casey were there and I just felt like home at that place.

Coach Amaker had the new freshmen be the hosts and we all just clicked. It felt like that was the place."

Last season, Curry averaged 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. A year ago, Curry couldn't have envisioned attending and Ivy League program. "When they called me last year me and my friends joked about it. I never thought I'd be going to Harvard to play basketball. In the recruiting process I matured a lot and I knew it was the best situation for me and my future."

Harvard landed its second player from North Carolina in the Class of 2009. Dee Giger, a Christ School standout wing, committed last spring.

"I expect them to keep bringing in high level players. I don't think people understand how good they're going to be. Harvard's going to be good. I can't wait."

Curry is regarded as the No. 2 senior point guard in his state behind John Wall.


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