Curry Will Not Join the Basketball Team

CHAPEL HILL, NC -- Two-sport star Ronald Curry, recent MVP of the Peach Bowl, has followed in the footsteps of football teammate Julius Peppers and will not join the basketball team this season, UNC head basketball coach Matt Doherty announced Friday afternoon.

"Obviously, Julius announced that he was not going to play basketball," said Doherty. "We did get in touch with Ronald, and Ronald decided to not play basketball as well."

Curry averaged 5.5 points, 3.4 boards and 4.3 assists last season with the Tar Heels.


From UNC Athletic Communications --

University of North Carolina quarterback Ronald Curry will not join the men's basketball team this season. Curry, a 6-2, 200-pound senior from Hampton, Va., has chosen to pursue a professional football career and is expected to chose an agent in the next few days. This season, Curry helped lead the Tar Heels to an 8-5 record, including a 16-10 win over Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Curry, who was named the Peach Bowl Offensive MVP, leaves as the school's career total offense and passing yards leader. In addition, he also established career records for most rushing yards by a quarterback and most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. A four-year starter, Curry was one of the most talented players to grace the gridiron in school history, finishing in the top five in nearly every UNC career passing and total offense record.

Curry played two seasons with the basketball team, appearing in 54 games and averaging 4.2 points and 3.0 assists. Last year, he joined the team in early December following the football season and helped lead Carolina to a share of the ACC regular-season championship as the starting point guard.

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