With the decision of guard Chris Darrington to transfer off the Vols’ basketball roster for the upcoming 2018-19 season, Tennessee now has another scholarship they can offer for their 2018 recruiting class. The Vols had only been looking at guards for most of this recruiting cycle when they still only had one scholarship to give. But now that they have two, they have a little more freedom and can pursue other avenues.
And now the Vols reportedly have interest in another prospect after his recent decommitment. And he’s not a guard.
Carlos Curry is a 6-foot-11, 220 pound power forward/center from Albany, Georgia who committed to MTSU back in November of 2017. But with MTSU’s recent coaching change, Curry has decided to re-open his recruitment. He decommitted from the Blue Raiders on April 6th, and now several schools are interested in his services.
One of those schools is Tennessee.
According to Shun Williams of On the Radar Hoops, Tennessee is one of many schools who have contacted Curry since his decommitment. The Vols join Ole Miss, Georgia, Wichita State, Cincinnati, and others as schools who have reached out to Curry.
Florida State, Ole Miss, Tennesee, Georgia, Buffalo, Witichia State, Illionis State, and Cincinnati have all been in contact with Georgia South available 6-foot-11 forward Carlos Curry pic.twitter.com/lTeQCoAf3Y
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) April 7, 2018
Curry was part of MTSU’s early signing period class back in November, but he requested a release from MTSU and was granted permission to move on from the Blue Raiders. The big man from Dougherty Comprehensive High School isn’t rated by 247Sports but holds offers from Oklahoma, Florida State, Buffalo, Mercer, Illinois State, and others. He’s also picked up a recent offer from IMG Academy.
Though he’s a power forward, Curry can shoot the ball well when not in the post. He has a consistent jumper and can actually make three-pointers as well. He can spread the floor, but he’s more than capable of finishing at the rim too. Not only that, but he’s a rim protector on defense as well. He’s a superb defender and can read offensive players well. He can also handle the ball effectively and doesn’t have a problem dribbling the ball for an extended period of time.
As a senior this season, Curry averaged 13.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 50.5 percent from the floor according to MaxPreps.
The Vols will be hosting four-star point guard Jamkes Akinjo in the 2018 class this upcoming weekend. Akinjo was believed to be the Vols’ only remaining target in this recruiting cycle, but the departure of Darrington from the roster gives Tennessee another scholarship to play with. And it appears Curry may be the player they’re targeting with that extra scholarship.