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Duke Wins the Seth Curry Sweepstakes

The ACC seemed like the obvious destination for Seth Curry, the freshman guard who is most famous for being Steph’s brother, after announcing last week his decision to transfer from Liberty. Most speculated that Virginia Tech would be the best fit, given that his father played there. But, alas, Seth has decided on Duke, thus ensuring that fans around the country will never develop a love affair with him similar to the fling we’ve enjoyed with Steph. That's a shame.

↵According to Seth’s father, Dell, Coach K who came calling, realizing that in two years (when Seth will be eligible again) the Blue Devils will be a little short at the two-spot: ↵

↵⇥Seth Curry will sit out next season, and the Charlotte native will have three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2010-11, when the Blue Devils will need another scoring guard. Gerald Henderson and Jon Scheyer will be seniors next season. [Ed. Note: Henderson will be gone in June.] ↵⇥

↵⇥"Coach K kept telling him the timing couldn't be better," said Curry's father, who spent most of his 16 NBA seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. "There'll be plenty of opportunities to contribute." ↵⇥

↵Granted, the position Curry plays is not a weak spot for Duke, but if Seth can develop into the kind of scorer his brother’s become, well then I think it’s obvious that any team would love to have him around. Without knowing which other guards will be on the team in two years, this sets up a backcourt of at least Seth, Elliot Williams and Nolan Smith, who will presumably continue to transform himself into a point guard. It’s hard to say what their front court will look like in 2010-11 with Kyle Singler likely going pro after next season. They have freshmen Miles Plumlee and Olek Czyz, neither of whom I’ll pretend to know much about. ↵

↵So, basically, they’ll have above average guard play, limited inside presence and several players that will undoubtedly be considered “scrappy” ... seems like the perfect formula for Duke to continue making it to their promise land: a loss in the Sweet 16. ↵


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