Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Could Seth Curry Land at NC State?





**UPDATE: We have learned that there were no prior deals, or arrangements made between Curry and NC State. This means that if it was a done deal before he even transferred, then it's not NC State. However, we have confirmed that our staff has contacted the Currys .... we'll have more when we know more


**UPDATE: ESPN's Andy Katz Reporting Curry to Transfer to an ACC School in the State of NC. This Confirms Our Previous Report


If you have not heard, Seth Curry, the nation's leading freshman scorer (20ppg) has decided to transfer from Liberty University. Seth is the son of Hornets guard Dell Curry and brother of Davidson superstar Steph Curry. Curry was under-recruited out of high school much like his brother. He chose Liberty around the time his brother really began to emerge on the national scene. Now he's having second thoughts and has made news across the nation that he will be transferring to a bigger school, in a bigger conference.

Here are some quick hits about the situation:
- You can believe that just about every major program you can think of is inquiring about Seth in some degree

-We are hearing that NC State is one of those who has inquired

-The Curry's reside in the Charlotte area

-850 The Buzz, the sports talk radio station, has apparently reported that Seth wants to stay in NC and play in the ACC. (which narrows his choices down to NC State, UNC, Duke, or WF) This is Confirmed

-Sidney Lowe and Dell Curry played together on the Charlotte Hornets during the 1988-89 season and we've confirmed that they "know each other well"

While most of this is speculation and hearsay, I do think it is certainly something worth watching. We'll be doing our best to keep you on the forefront of any breaking news or turns in this story.

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72 Responses to "Could Seth Curry Land at NC State?"
  1. T-Money said...
    March 25, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Wolfpack Hoops,

    Great article on Curry.It should be confirmed by someone soon because it is exactly 100% true and it would be a GREAT pickup to get this kid. I think he is NC State bound ! ALSO I just heard from a couple of different sources that JOHN WALL has verbally committed to N.C. State and it has not been announced yet ? Have you guys heard this? GREAT site I will be donating some at the end of the week.

  2. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 25, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    T Money,
    Thanks for the support. I'm almost 100% positive that State has inquired about Curry, but I did not get that information from our usual source so I didn't want to just put it out there on the web unless I was sure.

    About Wall committing. We have some pretty close sources with John and I feel like if this is the case then we would know. But you can also guess that the only ones who will know his final destination before he announces are his mother and the coach he commits to. So who knows, but no, I have not heard that.

    Thanks for the support and the donation, we really appreciate it!

  3. ppack3 said...
    March 25, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Okay, wow. All of this can't be true about both Wall and Curry. We now have the scholarships, but who get's the PT. I think if we can land Curry, we drop Wall's recruitment. Either way. I think Curry will decide where he wants to be before Wall does. We could lose out on both. But, should we land either....Wow. Look out.

  4. Jesse said...
    March 25, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Keep in mind Curry has to sit out a year. So him and Wall would not be playing together.

  5. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 25, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    I think even if we land Curry we'll still go after Wall. Heck, just his name and the exposure he'll bring is a program changer and Sid knows that.

    I'm not sold on the Wall commitment. I feel as if our sources on John are just as good as anyones and I haven't heard that.

    **I do know Wall is close with Josh Davis and Davis has been working on him coming to State over the past few days.

  6. T Money said...
    March 25, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Seth Curry would not count this year because he has to sit out 1 year if he transfers here so that has nothing to do with John Wall

  7. T-Money said...
    March 25, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    Wolfpack Hoops,

    That is pretty much what my source is about as well the Josh Davis Connection to it all. They are really really really good friends and also his Mom wants him in the NC State red and white badly it is looking very good and when Wall signs his name to come here that will be solid for CJ coming as well in 2010. Great job with this site and updates man this is awesome !!! I am going to tell all of my friends about this site to get some donations flowing

  8. ppack3 said...
    March 25, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    Great point about Curry sitting for a year. I don't know why I didn't think of that before posting. Getting Curry would certainly shore up the point for the next four years, even without Wall. I sincerely hope that Sid can land a few of these guys that can help change the negativity that is coming from certain media outlets and a segment of the fan base. Go Pack!

  9. Doug said...
    March 25, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    Great job of updates..I just recently ran across your site about a month ago, but you've done a great job of keeping us Pack fans in the loop. Sent you a donation as a way of saying thanks...Keep beating the paths and try to round up some great news about Curry and Wall...

    DNeal (aka otisme on PP)

  10. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 25, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Doug,
    Thank you so much for your donation and your support of what we're doing. We'll keep working as hard as we can to bring you news as soon as it breaks. The donation is greatly appreciated and the majority of all our donation will go right back into the site. We're, as we speak, planning our summer schedule and trying to hit as many summer AAU tournaments on the east coast as we can! Thanks again!

  11. sf59 said...
    March 25, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    would love to lanf curry

    he could pay his way for 1 year and then we use an 2010 ship on him

    wake sure seems like a good fit though

  12. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 25, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    SF59,
    Most likely Curry isn't going to be paying for anything and will require a 'ship for the year he'll be sitting out.

    Wake does seem like a good fit....next year. Remember though, he'll be sitting out until 2010 when Wake has 4 star commit JT Terrell coming in. Add that to the fact that Sidney and Dell Curry know each other very well and State begins to look like a more logical option.

    Maybe it's just wishful thinking, or maybe not....we'll find out soon enough (and keep you posted when we do!)

  13. sf59 said...
    March 25, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    -Thx for the info guys!!

    -I agree that Curry will probably not be paying his way anywhere. But if we run into a 2009 scholly crunch, it may be an option.

    -I am so glad i stumbled on this site. You guys are providing good info with much needed optimism. I have you book marked on my faves.

    -I'm gonna make a contribution here in a sec. Keep up the good work.

    -Looking forward to more recruitng 09 and 10updates

  14. NC Dog Training said...
    March 25, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Man, I would love to see both join the Pack. Don't know if it will happen, but it would sure make a statement.

    Also, you have a great site. I love the "visit the past" segments and the upbeat mood here.

    Go Pack!

  15. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 25, 2009 at 8:23 PM

    SF59,
    Thanks so much for the kind words! I don't think Sid would even mention something like that to Dell. And I say that only because you've heard about how the Curry's reacted to Seth Greenberg's idea of allowing Stephen Curry to walk on and then give him a 'ship later. They said thanks but no thanks and felt snubbed by the VT coach. It's always a possibility but I'm going to say it's a very small one.

    I'm glad you enjoy our site and any contribution is much appreciated! Thank You, it really helps us out as we've poured tons of time and quite a bit of money in getting this thing up and running.

    Thanks again!

  16. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 25, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    NC Dog,
    It'd be nice to get some good news this week wouldn't it! We're hoping so too and will be making a lot of phone calls and sending a slew of emails tonight to get all we can about this situation.

    Thanks for the compliments on the site, we appreciate it and are really glad that people are keeping it positive around here...its what this basketball program needs!

    "Positive Things Happen to Positive People"

  17. 74Doug said...
    March 25, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    I can't wait to see the style we play next year. This is maybe hyperbolic but I remember the old UCLA zone press and the pressure by teams like Mt St Mary's a few years back that would make Duke's grabbing and flopping seem boring.

  18. redpack said...
    March 25, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    good to hear some good news. Agree that there is a lot of negativity now that is almost impossible to drown out. I feel we are just one impact player (Wall) from being a force even next year. Glad to see Curry news as well. Keep up the good work and lets get some positive vibes going

  19. cliffpack said...
    March 25, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    Great news,if true.I refuse to get excited until confirmed.But if confirmed,I'm going to scare the hell out of my family with a very load scream :)

  20. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 25, 2009 at 8:52 PM

    Reminder folks...besides the news that ESPN broke that "Curry wants to play in NC and in the ACC'....nothing is confirmed and the rest is speculation.

    That being said, we're waiting on the edge of our seats as well ;)

  21. Anonymous said...
    March 25, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    boys I hope all this is true that would make my year. GO PACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Anonymous said...
    March 25, 2009 at 9:11 PM

    Seth Curry is going to NC State

  23. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 25, 2009 at 9:15 PM

    ^ says Mr. Anonymous.

  24. cliffpack said...
    March 25, 2009 at 9:40 PM

    Covering that a$$ well WH. ;) By the way,great job on your site.I will be a regular on here for sure. Thanks

  25. Jesse said...
    March 25, 2009 at 9:45 PM

    Have you guys ever though about setting about forums?

  26. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 25, 2009 at 10:08 PM

    at some point we will, preferably before next season. Hang with us, they'll be big improvements around here in the future

  27. Anonymous said...
    March 25, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    5452wolf likes red slaw

  28. Anonymous said...
    March 25, 2009 at 10:49 PM

    What is this about some guy on packpride saying that y'all announced Wall committing tonight? Just curious.

  29. Anonymous said...
    March 25, 2009 at 11:04 PM

    How is that not carrying in that Curry pic?

  30. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 25, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    They're talking about T-Money at the top of this "Comment" list talking about Wall committing....someone said "someone posted at Wolfpack Hoops that Wall committed"


    they're talking about someone posting a comment

  31. Anonymous said...
    March 25, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    Thanks, was wondering about that WH... Wall hasn't committed anywhere.

    Thanks again.

  32. Anonymous said...
    March 25, 2009 at 11:37 PM

    any updates?

  33. P Sizzle88 said...
    March 26, 2009 at 12:05 AM

    Hope this is true,but I'm not going to count on it.I'd hate to get dissapointed again.Love the site,keep it up.

  34. Anonymous said...
    March 26, 2009 at 12:15 AM

    poor WPH... i don't want to be rude to the other commentators but reading comprehension appears to be taking a hit tonight...

    Love the site by the way!!!

  35. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 26, 2009 at 6:31 AM

    I got no new news on Curry just yet. I'm still working on it.


    ***also i have confirmed that John Wall has not given a verbal to NC State, to the knowledge of someone very close to the program. So there, that should put that to rest.

  36. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 26, 2009 at 8:49 AM

    update on the front page article

  37. Eric said...
    March 26, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Hey Hoops,

    I am hearing Billy Gillispie is in talks to come coach at NC State. Arizona also supposedly in contact. Are you hearing anything?

    If a change happens (I hope it doesn't), what does this do to our recruiting?

  38. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 26, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    ^ That is absolutely false. You're either kidding, or your source is dead wrong.

  39. Jesse said...
    March 26, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    When do you guys expect to hear an update on Curry?

  40. wolfpack4eva said...
    March 26, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    ^^People in hell have a better chance of getting ice water than Lowe has of being fired this year or next year for that matter.

  41. Anonymous said...
    March 26, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    I wouldn't count out coaching changes anywhere, just saying.

  42. John said...
    March 26, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Anonymous said...

    How is that not carrying in that Curry pic?


    My first thought too...

    Keep up the good work on the site WH. I've really enjoyed all the info.

  43. Anonymous said...
    March 26, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Wall Wont announce his commetment until the jordan all star game. He wants his spot light as long as he can get it so I am positve there will not be a leak until he publicly signs. Even if he had decided to go to state and told the staff, Under no circumstances would lowe or any other coach leak it. Curry and Lowe had good ties in charlotte and on the bucks hopefully they can come to an agreement and seth likes the campus. GO PACK!!!

  44. Anonymous said...
    March 26, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Anybody got any word on a JUCO PF we are said to be recruiting??? Can he contribute right away??

  45. Doug said...
    March 26, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Billy Gillespie can't win consistently with Kentucky (a top 3 national program) in the lowly SEC. Kentucky should be to the SEC what Memphis is to the CUSA. If he can't produce in those circumstances, what in the blue hell would lead you to believe he could go head to head with the other triangle teams, much less the entire ACC? If he can't win in the SEC at Kentucky, with all their built in advantages, there is absolutely no way he could be successful at State IMO.

  46. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 26, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    You can believe that Sid is on the Curry situation hard. But I will say this....

    we talked to Coach Beckwitch of Word of God (John Walls coach) and he had quite a bit to say about John. He did however say that he think John may not even make a decision until well after signing day.

  47. ppack3 said...
    March 26, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    "we talked to Coach Beckwitch of Word of God (John Walls coach) and he had quite a bit to say about John."
    That, my friend, is a tease.

  48. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 26, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    ^ppack3

    Sorry...it wasn't intended to be a tease. We will have an interview posted later with Coach Beckwith. He didn't say anything about where John was going. Just about the whole recruitment process in general. He did say that he didn' think John was bound to a date when it came to signing. Sorry for any confusion.

  49. Anonymous said...
    March 26, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    First off, great site. You're doing a great job so far!

    As a lifelong Pack fan, I do not have my hopes up. Assuming the info that Curry will play for an ACC school in NC is true... why hasn't he announced if it was NCSU or Wake?

    I don't think he would leave Liberty, make it known that he would play in NC and not have a decision made. Hope I'm very wrong about this.

  50. Mr. Clodfelter said...
    March 26, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    Great website. I really like the stuff you've posted over the last few weeks. Just now taking the time to post.

  51. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 26, 2009 at 7:23 PM

    ^^ When Curry decided to transfer he either had a pre-arrangement with another school or he did not.

    If he did, then it is illegal and considered tampering. If he did, your probably would never know, and if he did he probably would have already announced his decision.

    If he did not, and I want to believe that this is the case since his dad, Dell, knows the ropes, I think that he's going about the process the right way. He wants to stay close, he wants to play in a big conference, and he's going to make a good, well thought out decision. He'll probably visit some campuses, sit down with some coaches, and see where he fits.

    This is a big decision for Curry. The wrong situation and he ends up in Europe. The right situation and well...you see where it's gotten Stephen.

  52. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 26, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    **Thanks Mr. Clodfelter, we appreciate you're comment!

  53. T.J. said...
    March 26, 2009 at 8:30 PM

    Wolfpack Hoops,

    1. Any truth that Seth Curry is going to Duke ?

    2. Any truth Lowe is not set in stone to be the HC next year? I am hearing reports we may make a run after Sean Miller....

    3. Jown Wall is going to Kentucky along with DeMarcus Cousins and John Calapari is that true?

    4. Is there anybody else we are looking to bring in next year ?

    PLEASE CLEAR THESE THINGS UP FOR US

  54. Jesse said...
    March 26, 2009 at 9:49 PM

    ^All our rumors!!

  55. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 26, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    1) Duke is one school Curry will look at, and if they offer I wouldn't doubt he'd take a very good look. That being said Duke does have a 5 star shooting guard Andre Dawkins coming in 2010. Oh, one more thing, Dell Curry and Jay Bilas (Duke grad and ESPN personality) run a charity together.

    http://www.athletesforyouth.org
    /partners_dell.html

    2.) Lowe will be here next season. Any rumor you hear otherwise is absolutely false.

    3.)Gilepsie hasn't been officially fired yet, but I think he will be. When he is fired I'm hearing Billy Donovan will get the first look. Coach Cal will surely be contacted if that falls through. It's way too early to be talking about this scenario right now.

    4.) yes.

  56. TJ said...
    March 26, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    ok who ? in reference to my question number 4 where you answered yes ?

  57. Thomas said...
    March 26, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    Wolfpack Hoops,

    I am not sure who you guys source is for Sid being set in concrete that he will be back next year. I just heard 2 different very very reliable sources state that N.C. State will 100% indeed be talking to Sean Miller to see if he has any interest in coming back to N.C. State ! I would feel pretty good about going in that direction because I mean we lost out on Leslie, We lost out on Seth Curry, and Demarcus Cousins and John Wall so as long as we keep Larry Harris then the recruits we have will stay and bring in a good resume coach in Sean . What do you guys think? ALSO thanks for having a wonderful site, the best NC State site on the web and I am going to make a wealthy contribution to the donate link .

  58. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 26, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    ^ Unless your source is Lee Fowler he is wrong. Our source is IN the NC State program and says Sid is safe until at least after the 2010 season.

    **And I wouldn't be so sure about that Leslie comment. (don't ask, that is all I'm saying about that)

  59. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 26, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Otherwise, thank you for your comments and your support of the site, we really appreciate it and any donation would help us out big time in growing and expanding this site. Thank you!

  60. TJ said...
    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    WOlfpack Hoops,

    Still waiting for who we are still looking at for coming in next year you answerd my question a while back but never followed up with any names thanks!

  61. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 26, 2009 at 11:41 PM

    well the Vandenberg kid is out there and from what we're hearing he's pretty skilled and could step in and play some minutes right away.

    State is also still feeling the same about Wall. They feel that they're in it and that John could really go either way.

    After that, a name I might look at is Roscoe Davis. (although grades may be a factor) Now this is just speculation b/c I'm not really sure what Sid is planning if we miss on both Vandenberg and Wall, but believe me when I say Lowe has this ship under control.

  62. Anonymous said...
    March 27, 2009 at 7:59 AM

    I hear Sid is after 2 players from Garner to fill out his squad.
    Also that he told Dell Curry he did not want to take a chance with a kid sitting out a whole year.

  63. Anonymous said...
    March 27, 2009 at 8:05 AM

    Vandenberg is 7 foot project who averages about 5 pts a game in an aussie under 20 league ...a project thin as a rail . I have aussie connections with company I work with.
    But 7 ft is 7 ft

  64. wolfpack4eva said...
    March 27, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    I'm not sure if these posters are stupid or if they're purposefully trying to provide false information to make your blog look bad, but either way they're toolbags. 9/10's of the "information" these people who are commenting are giving is just ludicrous. To even suggest half of it is one step short of lunacy. Funny how they're all anonymous. I don't know if you can check IP's but I'd be checkin to see if they were the same idiot or a bunch of different ones.

  65. Anonymous said...
    March 27, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    I would forget about them ther losers KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

  66. Kris said...
    March 27, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    Wolfpack Hoops,

    I think we need to all give credit where credit is due. Sidney Lowe has had a uphill battle with losing the recruits when he first got here and the fan base being very negative while he tries to rebuild and I think he has done a wonderful job ! His 4th year will be a big one and I really believe we will be ALOT better with better athletes, better defense, and players that play hard for 40 minutes.

    I consider John Wall a NC State Wolfpacker until I hear anything other than that. I just feel in my heart he will listen to his mom when push comes to shove and will decide to put on the red and white which will be huge next year. So stop being so negative and saying you have sources that say he is going to kentucky or memphis or mars or jupiter and lets just wait and see.

    When all is said and done this year Sidney Lowe will have a Top 15 class coming in and with Wall we would be Top 10 no question. Sidney Lowe has worked his ass off for us this year and has the best recruiting class coming in that we have had in a VERY LONG time. So stop the negativity because it is not needed because Sidney is ONE OF US and he is working his ass off to turn this program around. Turning your back on him after 3 short years with the first 1 losing his recruits would be like turning your back on your own family if someone robbed a bank or something, you would be upset confused dissapointed but ad the end of the day you forgive and forget and love that person. I LOVE SIDNEY LOWE, AND I LOVE NC STATE AND I LOVE THIS WEBSITE !!!!

    Any news on if we have a shot at that kid Roscoe Davis ? Are we looking at him at all? He is very good

  67. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 27, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Kris,
    Thanks for the post and I agree. Also, don't mind the rumors from "Anonymous" sources. We know the truth on most of these cases and will do better to moderate that stuff.

    We know Roscoe Davis is out there and has a high ceiling. From what I understand he has some grade issues he needs to clear up. We were on his list at one point, but I'm not sure of the situation right now. I'd just keep my eyes open.

  68. Chris said...
    March 27, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Thanks for all you do WH. Do you feel we have a good shot at getting Seth?

  69. P Sizzle88 said...
    March 27, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    What's up with the guys from Garner?Do you have any info?

  70. DennisP said...
    March 27, 2009 at 6:58 PM

    First off, I love the site. A breath of fresh air from a lot of the negativity out there. As far as the Anonymous posts go, you must live a pathetic existence if you feel the need to go on this site and throw out negativity about the program in an effort to sabotage. WH, do you have any info on the Curry process? Again, love the site!! Thanks for the hard work!

  71. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    March 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    Curry announced his top 3 choices...

    Clemson, Wake Forest and Duke...

    We can move on...

  72. worldofjay said...
    March 29, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    Gone to Duke, per facts out there now. Time to focus on other players for the future.

 

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