A 6-4 freshman Point Guard from Pennsauken, NJ, Ron Curry signed with James Madison University on January 7, 2011 during the middle of his junior season at Paul VI in Haddon Township, NJ. While attending and playing at PVI, Curry scored 1,370 career points in 110 games over his four-year career. He capped off his stellar high school career by posting averages of 16.1 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals per game. As a result of his standout season, Curry was named South Jersey Player of the Year by the Courier Post, 2nd Team All-State Non-Public Team by the Star-Ledger and 1st Team All South Jersey by the Philadelphia Inquirer. This season, we will be chronicling Curry’s freshman season as a Duke every Wednesday in this season’s CAA Freshman Diary. Curry will answer prompt questions that relate to being a freshman Division I basketball player as well as current events within his team and school.
I first realized I could play Division I Basketball when… I started getting personal recruitment letters from schools during my freshman year of high school.
I made recruitment visits to… Monmouth University and James Madison University. After I visited JMU’s campus and facilities, I committed right away to be a Duke.
I chose to attend and play basketball at JMU because… Of the excellent Coaching Staff and the teammates I would be playing with. I knew that we would have a chance to win and be really competitive.
My individual goals this season is are… To come in night in and night out and give quality minutes off the bench. I’d really like to make the CAA All-Rookie Team this season.
My goals for our team this season are… To win the CAA regular and post season titles and to make it to the NCAA Tournament. In the Tournament, It would be great to get upset win against a power team like UCLA in the first game.