Curry Medically Disqualified

In a statement released by WVU's sports information department, Mountaineer men's basketball coach Bob Huggins announced that true freshman Darrious Curry was "medically disqualified" from playing college basketball.

"Darrious has had extensive medical evaluations by numerous physicians, and they concluded it was in his best interest to no longer play basketball," Huggins said in the statement.

The head coach said that Curry's medical condition could not be disclosed due to medical privacy laws, but a statement on Twitter from teammate John Flowers indicated that the problem may be heart-related.

Huggins said in the statement that the West Virginia program was attempting to obtain a medical exemption from the NCAA, which would allow the school to honor Curry's scholarship if he chooses to stay in Morgantown for college without having it count against the team's limit of 13.

"We expect Darrious to always be a part of the Mountaineer family," Huggins said.

A two-star recruit in the class of 2010, Curry previously signed with UTEP before being released from his letter of intent after Tim Floyd was hired to replace Tony Barbee, the Miners head coach who had recruited him.

Curry was contacted by Texas, Central Florida and Auburn before choosing to sign with WVU about two weeks after receiving his release.

A native of Houston, Texas, Curry averaged 19 points, seven rebounds and two assists per game as a senior at Stratford High.

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