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DePaul Picks Up 3-Star Wing R.J. Curington

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R.J Curington, a 6’5″ shooting guard from Dyer, Ind., committed to the DePaul Blue Demons Thursday night, according to Brian Snow of Scout.com. Curington currently plays for Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.

Other than DePaul, Curington had offers from several Division I school including Maryland, Murray State, Florida State, Stanford, Houston and Virginia Tech. Most of his attention has come recently as he has excelled the past couple of months.

He is considered the 55th-best shooting guard and the 242nd-best player in the 2013 class by 247Sports.com. Most scouting sites consider him a 3-star recruit.

ESPN says of him in their scouting report:

Curington is a long and athletic wing that has a knack to score the ball. He can finish above the rim on the break when ahead of the transition defense or spot up for an open three and benefit from a teammates dribble penetration.

Curington joins 6’10″ junior college transfer Forrest Robinson and 4-star PG Billy Garrett in DePaul’s 2013 class. Coach Oliver Purnell continues to bring good talent to DePaul and will have a very talented team next season.

This year DePaul has struggled, with a 10-10 record and is last in Big East standing with a 1-6 record in conference play. The Blue Demons will take on Notre Dame Saturday at home.

With Curington’s ability to score and his length at the wing position, there is a good chance he will have the opportunity to play a lot of minutes next season. Coach Purnell may still look to find more talent, but Curinton may close out the 2013 class for DePaul.