CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy
Williams announced this evening that JamesOn Curry, a high school senior
from Burlington, N.C., will not be a member of the 2004-05 Tar Heel men's
"This has been a very difficult time for JamesOn and his family and also for
our basketball program," says Williams. "He is nice young man, but one who
made some very serious mistakes. We felt we needed to let the legal process
take place over the last few months and now it has.
"During this time we have been in close and constant contact with our
admissions office and the University administration. All parties have agreed
that it is best for us to withdraw our scholarship and release JamesOn at
this time. We hope JamesOn will be successful with continuing his education
and his basketball."
Williams informed Curry and his family of the University's decision