Carlos Curry committed to Middle Tennessee last November when Kermit Davis was preparing the Blue Raiders for their opener against Milligan. And despite visiting Western Kentucky, Florida State, and being courted by Lon Kruger of Oklahoma, he stuck with our Tea Lizard dad through it all.
And now, after leaving Murfreesboro and taking the job at Ole Miss, the two are back together again after the 2018 power forward committed and signed to Davis once again after an official visit earlier this month. The Albany, Ga. native decommitted not long after Kermit left MTSU and had taken his time to decide what he wanted to do, and now he has made that decision and will be a Rebel.
The Georgia forward chose the good guys over offers from Buffalo, Clemson, Florida State, Oklahoma, and Western Kentucky among others. The newest Rebel just returned home from an official visit to Buffalo and figured it was time to end things and re-up with Kermit once again. The No. 71 power forward in the country brings elite length and athleticism to a team that was really, really missing that last season.
As a senior at Dougherty Comprehensive High School, Curry averaged 14 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks per game and helped lead the Trojans to the AAA State Playoffs. He joins Ole Miss signees K.J. Buffen, Brian Halums, Blake Hinson, and Franco Miller in Davis’ first class as the head man at The Pavilion. And once Halums and Miller receive ratings, this class turns from a transition to a building block.
How does he fit in?
Back when he committed to the Blue Raiders, Kermit had this to say about the Rebels’ newest 2018 commit.
“Carlos has kind of burst onto the scene in the state of Georgia,” Davis said. “We loved him in AAU. He’s 6-foot-10, 245 pounds with a wingspan of nearly 7-foot-3. He can step out and make a three and is a very versatile player. He had a lot of schools that offered him, so he is a huge get and I think he’s going to be a really great player.”
Curry now tips the scales at 6’11 and he certainly looks the part. He high-points the basketball on rebounds, keeps the ball high, and finishes with skill and strength. As Kermit mentioned above, he shows the ability to get outside the elbow and hit a jumper, or even get out further and stroke a three-pointer.
The Rebs need another big man down low to help alleviate the eventual losses of Dominik Olejniczak and Bruce Stevens. Look for Curry to possibly help because of his length, but a year in the weightroom will do him good and I think he can be a very integral part of Davis’ 1-3-1 zone defense and pressing offensive sets.