Darrious Curry, who signed with UTEP during the early signing period, was recently released from his letter of intent after the Miners hired Tim Floyd to replace Tony Barbee as the head of their basketball program. It took Curry less than two weeks to find a new home, as he signed a letter of intent with West Virginia on Monday, Apr. 26.
At the time of his signing with UTEP, Stratford High School head coach Mitch Hornsby had this evaluation of Curry: "Darrious is extremely explosive and he can shoot the three. He is really long, and he's not through growing. He is really athletic and a great leader. Even though he is in his first year with us, he has worked hard to be a part of our team, which says a lot about his character. He is one of the hardest-working kids that I've had. He is first in all of the sprints (at practice)."
Curry was also interested in Bradley and Alabama at the time of his signing with UTEP.
Curry is a three-time all-district selection in Houston, with the last coming at Stratford High School in the city. He played his previous three seasons at Elsik High School.
West Virginia could sign one more player in this class. The focus is on wing players such as Curry, but another guard could be a possibility as well.