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Eric Curry: The Next Great Little Rock Post Player

During the past year, basketball observers have become quite familiar with Eric Curry. Curry is a 6’9” power forward out of Southwest Christian Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. Curry is a talented young man with a lot of potential. Curry has caught the eyes of many college basketball scouts and is currently a Minnesota Golden Gopher commit. The future looks bright for Curry and we will discuss that and what the present holds for this talented student-athlete.

Curry has numerous scholarship offers from schools such as; Arkansas, Iowa State, Minnesota, and SMU. Eric is currently a Minnesota commit and is focused on closing out his senior year on a winning note. The addition of Curry to the Minnesota lineup gives the Golden Gophers a Top Ten recruiting class for the 2016 season. Curry will give Richard Pitino a threat in the low post that will keep the rest of the Big 10 honest.

Eric has worked on improving his game during the summer and he expects to have an excellent final season before heading off to Minnesota. Last season, Curry and Southwest Christian Academy finished with a 28-7 record. They are looking to build upon and expand that success this season. In addition, Eric hopes to become more consistent and versatile with the development of a deeper jump shot.

Eric is a young man that cares about team chemistry and understands the importance of developing a bond with his teammates. He wants the team to succeed; and in the process realizes that the team’s success will ultimately make him an stronger player and person. Eric and his mother Andrea, care about the team and are wonderful people to talk with concerning not only basketball, but life outside of basketball as well. Without a doubt Eric is going to be a success on the basketball court, but more importantly off the court. Eric understands what must be done to be successful. He understands the level of commitment that is required and has the work ethic to get the job done.

I recommend that folks get out to Southwest Christian Academy early and often to watch Eric play in person. Having followed Eric during the off-season, I can honestly say he is going to be an amazing player in the college ranks. Look for him to be well-known in the college basketball world within the next two years. Eric presents more evidence that Arkansas high school basketball is producing some of the most talented athletes in the country. Enjoy the basketball season, it should be a great one!

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