Bulls Freshmen PG Dante Curry Out for Season

Tampa, Fla. (September 13, 2006) – The University of South Florida men's basketball team has lost the services of freshman guard Dante Curry for the upcoming 2006-07 season following a season-ending achilles tendon injury.

Curry, a 6-4, 185-pound guard from Kissimmee, Fla., suffered the injury during the team's preseason conditioning Monday morning. He will undergo surgery in the near future.

"We are extremely disappointed that Dante will be lost for the upcoming season after injuring his achilles tendon," head coach Robert McCullum said. "While he is obviously disappointed, not having him is a blow to our team as well."

Curry's injury marks the third-straight season the Bulls have lost at least one player to injury/illness before the year began. Redshirt Chris Howard missed all of 2005-06 with a knee injury and is expected to miss a majority of this season after suffering the same injury in June. Guard Bradley Mosley didn't play in 2004-05 after being diagnosed with cancer shortly before the regular season opener.

Current USF player Zaronn Cann was also awarded a medical redshirt (knee injury) in 2005-06 after playing just 28 minutes total.

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