RUSTON – Louisiana Tech men’s basketball head coach Eric Konkol added a key piece to the roster on Thursday with the addition of junior college forward Harrison Curry in the late signing period.
Curry, who hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, has spent the past two seasons at Pensacola State and now joins the trio of fall signees in Exavian Christon, Anthony Duruji and Amorie Archibald as the newest Dunkin’ Dogs.
“We are excited to welcome Harrison Curry to our Louisiana Tech Bulldog Family,” Konkol said. “Harrison is a versatile forward with size and experience. He is a skilled shooter with range and can also make attacking plays near the basket. He has been well coached at Pensacola State College under Pete Pena while competing at a high level of junior college basketball in the Panhandle Conference.”
The 6-foot-7, 230-pound stretch forward is rated the No. 45 best junior college player in the country in 2017 by JucoRecruiting.com.
He started all 27 games this past season for the Pirates, leading the team in scoring with an average of 14.5 points per game. He shot 46 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range, making multiple triples in 17 contests.
“I chose Louisiana Tech over multiple schools that recruited me because the coaching staff and I have a close relationship,” Curry said. “While on my visit, I immediately felt the family-oriented environment which made me comfortable and made me feel as if I belonged at LA Tech.
“Also, the University has a winning tradition which I would love to help continue. The facilities are outstanding, and there is everything I need to be successful for now as well as for the next level.”
Curry ended up scoring in double figures 20 times while also having six games of posting 20+ points, including a career-high 29 against Northwest Florida State where he made five three-pointers.
He was also second on the team in rebounding, grabbing an average of 6.3 boards per game. He posted three double-doubles, including a 17-point, 14-rebound performance in the season opener.
As a freshman at Pensacola State, he averaged 11.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
Curry will be a junior with the Bulldogs for the upcoming 2017-18 season, having two years of eligibility.
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