The Unfortunate Tale of Eddy Curry

June 10th, 2010 by Charlie Scaturro Leave a reply »

Though it may be hard to believe now, Eddy Curry was once considered one of the better up-and-coming centers in the NBA.

The seven-footer wasn’t unstoppable on the boards or a difference maker on defense, but he was a solid big who could score and take up space in the paint.  Those qualities were enough to make him a fairly valuable player in a league that was (and still is) starved for productive centers.

It seems somewhat strange, but Curry was actually an aspiring gymnast growing up in Harvey, Illinois before he realized that he could be a dominant basketball player, thanks to his combination of size and skill.

Once Curry decided to direct his attention toward the game of basketball, he began to experience immense success. 

During his senior season in 2001, he led his high school team to a second-place finish in the state of Illinois and was selected as the state’s Mr. Basketball. 

Curry was also selected to the McDonald’s All-American team in 2001 and perfo ...

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