Eagles’ Curry signs with Snead State
by Lori Tippets
Apr 30, 2013 | 2491 views |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jacksonville’s Des Curry signed a scholarship to play basketball with Snead State Community College last week.

Curry scored 557 points this season, averaging just under 20 points a game. He had 56 steals and was a remarkable 81.3 percent shooter from the foul line.

Curry, who will best be remembered for four last second shots for wins this season against Saks, Spring Garden, Alexandria in regular season and Alexandria in the area tournament, all away games, is excited to be playing for Snead.

“I went up on a visit before the basketball season started,” said Curry,” and I liked their facilities. I built a good relationship with the coaches and I toured the campus and it seemed like they had some nice classrooms.”

Curry made his decision to go to Snead over William Carey University in Mississippi. “Me and my family talked about it, prayed about it and I decided that would be the best thing for me,” said Curry.

Curry says that many factors played into his becoming the basketball player that he is. “A lot of people kept me on track. Staying in the gym I always had somebody who wanted to play basketball or go workout with me.

“The teachers, coaches and my friends were always positive and helped me out.”

Former JHS basketball coach Anthony Kingston saw potential from Curry right from the start. “I knew him way back when he played PARD at the Jacksonville Community Center,” said Kingston.

“He’s been a gym rat, a hard worker, always wanting to get better. Just to see his progression from the sixth grade to varsity is extraordinary.

“It goes to show what hard work, determination, and a willingness to succeed will do for someone,” commented Kingston.

Jay Welborn, head basketball coach at Snead State, says he was first impressed with Curry’s leadership abilities. “He’s a great kid on and off the court. Everyone seems to follow him and he’s a winner.”

Welborn says that the kind of person Curry is was demonstrated when on the same day that he committed to Snead Sate he won Prom King that night. “That’s just the kind of kid he is,” said Welborn,” he’s very sociable and he brings people together. He’s going to be a good unifying force on our team and we’re very excited.”

Welborn says that Curry will more than likely play at the point guard position. “What really impressed us on the court was his ability to get the ball up against pressure. People really have a tough time taking it away from him.

“He has poise and doesn’t mind holding the ball and making the right pass. He has a head for the point guard position.”

Curry, the son of Topaz Brockman, plans on majoring in accounting.
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