Carolina Withdraws Curry's Scholarship

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 basketball program.

"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 Wednesday evening.

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