Curry still loves his Heels

With the recent departure of Matt Doherty, many North Carolina basketball fans wondered if 2004 combo guard JamesOn Curry would honor his verbal commitment to the Tar Heels.

Bear in mind the quote he gave IC last season ...

"Some people are born followers," Curry said. "Some are born leaders. I was a born to lead a team."

And that team that he was born to lead always has been and always will be the University of North Carolina.

Curry reaffirmed his verbal commitment to the Tar Heels last night from his home in Mebane, N.C. The 6-2 quick-triggered guard admitted that the recent happenings in Chapel Hill were a bit of a shock, but he wants to make sure that the fans and alumni know that he continues to bleed Carolina Blue.

"I'm still going to North Carolina -- no doubt," Curry said. "I want to see who the new coach is and all, but it's North Carolina, so you know that they'll get another great coach."

"My dad and I were talking the other night about this," he continued, "and we think that if they bring in Roy Williams, that he'll let us run up and down the floor. That's the type of system that I want to play in anyway. My background is in track anyway. I run the 200 meters and the 400 meters. Like I said, North Carolina will bring in a good coach no matter what."

Curry just successfully led his AAU squad, the N.C. Gaters to a second-place finish in the tournament in North Augusta before falling to the S.C. Ravens, who were coincidentally led by another UNC target, Ra'Sean Dickey. And this weekend, the Gaters travel to a Beach Ball Classic event in Myrtle Beach.

Over the summer, Curry definitely has some things that he's planning on working on. Among those he mentioned were his ball-handling and passing and just getting more comfortable playing the point guard position. Other events on his busy summer schedule include the Nike Camp in Indianapolis, the NBA Players Camp in Richmond, Howard Garfinkel's famed Five Star Classic as well as the USA Developmental Festival in Colorado Springs.

And as for Curry's message for the Tar Heel faithful?

"Tell 'em not to worry -- I'll be there."


Check out IC's JamesOn Curry profile.

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